What’s a Raya celebration without kuih raya? The party is simply not the same if there’s no sign of any Raya treats on the table. Some of you are probably looking forward to the chewy goodness of homemade dodol, while others are salivating over the buttery tangy sweet tart nenas lovingly homebaked by nenek.
While they taste fantastic and embody the spirit of Raya, these biskut Raya aren’t exactly low in calories.
“But it’s a once-a-year thing!” you argue. And that’s true. It’s always okay to indulge once in a while, especially on such a special occasion, but do you really want to sabotage all the good work you’ve done thus far? The calories can quickly add up if you just sit there munching on the cookies, so do proceed with caution.
We’ve compiled a chart of the most popular Raya cookies to help you out!
Now that you’ve seen how easily the calories can add up, be mindful of what you’re munching on. No matter how much you work out, you cannot offset what you eat. A simple example would be the kerepek ubi. Three pieces of this tasty treat is already 50 calories, and let’s be honest, nobody’s going to stop at 3 pieces! We can eat an entire bowl in one sitting! That’s like… 100 pieces? 5,000 calories!!?
Can you burn off 5,000 calories with 1 trip to the gym? We don’t think so.
How are you keeping healthy this Raya season? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!