I think that you hit the key to this in your first sentence: "sample the native/national foods", with the important idea being to *sample* them.
It would be a terrible waste to not go out and give lots of things a try while you're there (at least, in my opinion). You are controlling 90% of what you're eating, so why not give yourself 10% of freedom to go and give things a try?
My experience of Indonesian foods is limited, but talking with friends who have lived there for periods of time, it sounds as though there are a lot of veggies, sprouts, spices, and broths. It doesn't seem like much is overly fatty, not very many things breaded, but a fair amount of noodles.
If you go out, could you have a "bite of this" and a "bit of that" and keep the overall volume down to a level that you're satisfied? If you have local friends to go out with, they would likely be happy to explain to you what the basic ingredients are of what you're sampling so that you can make an educated guess to put the nutrition in the tracker. If that's not an option, and you are loaded with self-confidence, you could use the method of a friend of mine who lived in Mali for a while: he'd walk around the restaurant looking at people's plates, decide what looked good, and order by pointing at that plate! Turns out that this was a good method for making local friends - folks in the restaurant who could speak some English recognized his dilemma, started chatting with him, and are now long-standing friends of his.
Good luck, and have fun with it! (Did I mention that I'm envious? What a wonderful adventure!)
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