Beat the haze and #eatyourgoals

The #SGhaze situation doesn’t look so good, so we turned to Ricola‘s new Natural Relief range ($3.75/box) in honey-lemon (voice maintenance) and Swiss cherry flavours (alleviates cough and throat irritation). The soothing herb lozenges feature a core filled with syrup that contains natural menthol as its key ingredient. Of course there’s its proprietary 13-herb blend that has over 70 years of history. Available at supermarkets and pharmacies.


We’re always looking for healthier carb treats, so Sunshine‘s Extra Fine Sprouted White Bread, the first sprouted whole-grain version on the shelves, hits the spot. With all the softness of white bread (perfect for toasty grilled cheese sandwiches!) yet containing 16g of whole grains per serving, it’s versatile enough for all your regular white bread cravings. From most supermarkets.


Whether you’re shooting for that beach body, bulking up at the gym or wanting that glow for your skin, #eatyourgoals at YOLO (You Only Live Once). In close consultation with an in-house nutritionist, founder Alexis Bauduin (who also came in third in The Apprentice Asia with Tony Fernandes) creates balanced dishes such as ’health-kicked’ chicken rice that boasts a fresh, authentic chilli ($10.90, from Perform), falafel wrap with Israeli salad ($9.90, from Glow) and beef steak nam jim with cashews, Asian greens and brown basmati rice ($13.90, from Build). They also have snacks, smoothies and a menu for the gluten/dairy/wheat intolerant. #01-01 to 04 Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street. Tel: 6221 3029


With an experienced sushi chef running the kitchen, you can be sure Aloha Poké does its fish well. Inspired by the Hawaiian appetiser, poké (poh-kay) also means “to slice or cut”  in the language. Choose from three sizes: Lil’ Swell ($11.90/1 scoop), Standard Nalu ($15.90/2 scoops) and Big Kahuna ($19.90/3 scoops). Current protein options are ahi tuna (yellowfin) and salmon in original sauce, wasabi mayo or spicy, as well as tofu in a homemade sesame sauce. These go on top of white and/or brown rice, and are topped with add-ons like dried grapes and chia seeds. 92 Amoy Street. Tel: 6221 6565


At MexOut‘s second outlet in MBFC, this is the lunch drill: choose a filling (grilled chicken, pulled pork, grilled steak, vegetarian), pick your style (burrito, tacos, salad bowl, burrito bowl), then decide on your salsa (mango pineapple, fire roasted, salsa picante) and if you want cheese or sour cream (items from $8.90). Breakfast (8-11am) offerings include spiced rice pudding and guacamole on toast. At night, go Tapas Mexicanas with stuffed jalapenos, pulled pork empanadas and other finger foods (3 for $21, 5 for $30, 6 for $35). There are sangria juggies and Corona on the menu too. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm. #02-05 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard