The first quarter of 2021 may be ending, but it looks like remote working is here to stay. If working from home (WFH) and staying in all day is starting to feel boring, why not take this chance to experiment in the kitchen?
One of the good things about WFH is that you have more time to cook at home. Not only is preparing home-cooked meals more economical than dining out, but it also puts you in full control of you and your family’s nutrition.
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Here are some easy low-glycemic index (GI) foods you can stock up on and add to your recipes:
For breakfast sandwiches, use wholemeal bread instead of white bread. Want to take it a step further? Go for the even more nutritious wholegrain or multigrain breads. You can also replace your regular sweetened cereals with natural muesli and rolled or steel-cut oats.
When it comes to bigger meals, white rice is an everyday staple, especially in Singapore. Low-GI alternatives to white rice include red, black or basmati rice. You can also opt for pearl couscous, quinoa, sweet potato and/or butternut pumpkin.
For fibre, always complement your meals with low-GI vegetables like carrots, green peas, and broccoli. Not that adventurous? Your good ol’ leafy greens are a reliable option.
While prepping meals for the family, don’t forget to take care of yourself. As you mature into your 30s and beyond, you may notice early signs of ageing, which is why now is the best time to load up on superfoods and antioxidants.