Calories in Your Raya Treats

Can’t resist the spread of treats this Raya? Think twice before you overindulge yourself!

With Hari Raya Aidilfitri comesthe joyous family gatherings, and of course, the scrumptious food! To help you feast mindfully, here’s a cheat sheet of calories containedinthese seven classic Raya goodies.

KuihBangkit

This is a quintessential festival cookie made from tapioca flour and coconut cream with an airy, meltin-your-mouth texture. It’s all too easy to start with a few and end up polishing off half a jar of them.
Calorie count: 240 kcal for six

BiskutMakmur

Also known as KuihMomo, these yummy cookies have a crumbly texture and milky flavour. They are made from butter, ghee and flour, stuffed with chopped peanuts or dates, and powdered withfine sugar or icing sugar to resemble mini snowballs.
Calorie count: 300 kcal for six

Bahulu

These traditional Malay delicacies are the Asian version of buttery French Madeleine cakes. Soft and spongy on the inside with a crispy golden brown crust, their vanilla scent is nostalgic and addictive.
Calorie count: 240 kcal for four

Dodol

Dodol, a stickytreat created from rice flour and coconut milk, comes in many flavours with the original and durian dodol being the most well-known. Some recipes use gula Melaka instead of palm or cane sugar, giving the creamy candyan extra-buttery aroma.
Calorie count: 70 kcal per piece

Rempeyekkacangtanah

Great for munching on while catching up with friends and families during Raya parties. The best crackers are light and thin, with generous portions of ikanbilis (anchovies) and peanuts on top.
Calorie count: 70 kcal per piece

Rendang

Rendang is a spicy coconut curry stewed with tender slow-cooked meat. The curry’s distinctive multilayered taste has hints of zesty ginger and lemongrass blending with the rich flavour of coconut milk. Itis often served with ketupatpulut, steamed glutinous rice wrapped in palm leaves.
Calorie count: 130 kcal for two pieces of beef rendang; 100 kcal for two pieces of chicken rendang; 130 kcal per ketupat

Sate Ayam

Sate ayam is cooked by marinating pieces of chicken in spices and then grilling them until they are just slightly charred. Of course, these delicious skewers would not be complete without the savoury peanut sauce.
Calorie count: 200 kcal for 5 sticks and an extra 130 kcal for a small spoon of peanut sauce

Feast with caution, though. According to Joel Fuhrman MD, author of Eat to Live, fasting slows down your metabolic rate, so anything you eat after a whole month of fasting will be more fattening. If you’ve had one treat too many, don’t put yourself on a guilt trip. For effectivepost-Raya weight loss, enlist the help of slimming centre professionals, who can offeryou personalised programs to get back in shape the healthy way. Visit Marie France Bodyline today and speak to our professionallytrained consultants on selecting the best treatment for your body.

Sources:

  • www.webmd.com/diet/is_fasting_healthy
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