Having a slim body is the dream of many people. To make this dream come true, quite a few people are willing to go on a diet by reducing or changing their diet. For example, consume more vegetables and fruits, and reduce calorie intake.
Unfortunately, most people often rely on westernized diet menus, which are sometimes expensive and the ingredients are difficult to find in the Indonesian market. Plus, sometimes the taste doesn’t necessarily suit the Indonesian tongue.
However, you don’t need to worry because this westernized diet menu can be replaced with traditional Indonesian food, you know. Yes, Indonesia also has traditional food that is suitable for diet menus and is certainly cheaper, easy to make at home, and suits the taste buds. What are the diet menus from Indonesian food that can help you lose weight? Keep scrolling, Beauties!
Indonesian food for diet/Photo: food.detik.com
Do you like tofu? If so, Indonesian food in the form of pepes tofu can be one of your daily diet menus.
Reporting from Fat Secret Indonesia, one pack of tofu pepes contains 5.71 grams of protein with a low number of calories, namely only around 63 calories. Therefore, pepes tofu is suitable to be used as your diet menu.
Apart from steamed tofu, gado-gado can also be part of your diet. The reason is, this Betawi food contains a lot of fiber that comes from green vegetables and boiled bean sprouts in it.
Not only that, there are also potatoes as a source of carbohydrates and boiled eggs, as well as peanut sauce as a source of protein which can meet your daily nutritional needs while making your stomach feel full for longer. The number of calories in gado-gado is also low, which is only 132 calories.
However, if you want to reduce the number of calories in gado-gado, you can avoid adding lontong or rice which is usually served with this traditional Indonesian food.
Having a shape similar to gado-gado, karedok is one of Indonesian diet foods. The difference is, this typical Sundanese food consists of raw vegetables, such as bean sprouts, long beans, cucumber, basil, cabbage and eggplant served with peanut sauce sprinkled on top.
A 100 gram portion of karedok contains 125 calories, so it is suitable as a diet menu as long as it is not consumed in excess.
Urap/ Photo: detikfood/odilia
If gado-gado and karedok are served with peanut sauce, boiled vegetables in ointment are served with grated coconut that has been roasted and seasoned.
To add to the deliciousness of urap, this typical Javanese food usually adds spices, such as kencur, grilled shrimp paste, red chilies, palm sugar, shallots and garlic. All of these spices are mashed, then mixed into the roasted grated coconut.
Judging from the content in it which consists of various boiled vegetables, urap is very suitable to be used as a diet menu. The number of calories is somewhat lower than gado-gado and karedok, which is 112 calories in 100 grams of urap.
Those are four Indonesian food diet menus that can help you lose weight. Cheap and very easy to make at home, right?
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