Tossing yu sheng is a must-do for any family celebrating Chinese New Year, as the belief is that the higher you toss, the more wealth, health and, prosperity are headed your way.
But according to the Health Promotion Board, a 387 g serving of yu sheng contains about 560 calories, and given that most of us toss yu sheng multiple times throughout the CNY period, the calories add up quickly.
It’s not just about counting calories, though. Typical store-bought yu sheng are typically high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat. To enjoy the auspicious dish with less guilt this year, try these five simple swaps you can make at home: