Eating healthy is all the rage these days, after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made it one of the key topics of his National Day Rally speech in August.
The topic spilled over to Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 3), when several Members of Parliament raised questions over why the healthier food option often costs more.
Mr Chong Kee Hiong (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) cited a kaya spread, the regular version of which costs $2.95, while the version with lower sugar content costs $3.95.
In response, Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat said healthier foods on supermarket shelves sometimes cost more because demand is low and such products are not being manufactured on a large scale.
But eating healthy does not mean having to buy such products, he added.
Here are some tips on how to eat healthy on a budget.