Simple tweaks to a healthier rendang
Though rendang is often associated with being “unhealthy” with the calorie and fat content, Dr. Vincent explains that it may not be necessarily the case as coconut milk and meat keep you full, longer. But if you’re still worried, here’s how you can make a healthier version of rendang:
- The meat: Very lean beef means a tougher texture in the final product, but fatty cuts are high in calories. Use cuts like beef cheeks as it’s tender and almost fat-free.
- Swap the protein to hard-boiled eggs, or chicken breast.
- Add in some cut sweet potatoes in the final stage of cooking so you have an option of having your rendang with a more complex, lower GI carbohydrate.
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