By Toshi Jones
Here in Los Angeles, it feels like there’s a new poke spot popping up every week. But this isn’t the only Hawaiian recipe that’s made it to the mainland. Spam musubi is starting to become a more popular menu item as has loco moco, a dish that typically features white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy. Hawaiian recipes are delicious, but they’re certainly not all healthy.
But, with the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut to glazes made from ginger and bright citrus, there is plenty to choose from that’s healthy in Hawaiian cuisine! To help you enjoy some of Hawaii’s traditional dishes — as well as some Hawaiian-inspired ones — while sticking with your healthy meal plan, we collaborated with food bloggers to create a collection of 35 Hawaiian recipes we think you’ll love.
35 Healthy Hawaiian Recipes
Lunch and Dinner Recipes
Tuna Poke with Avocado (269 calories)
This Tuna Poke with Avocado recipe is a dish inspired one of Hawaii’s most popular recipes. Start with super fresh fish and you’ll find this quick, no-cook dinner comes together in no time. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 tsp.
Tropical Salad with Chicken and Mango (382 calories)
This Tropical Salad with Chicken and Mango packs a punch. Chili powder, cumin, and serrano chile play opposite the sweet Hawaiian-inspired flavors in this protein-packed salad. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Purple, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1½ tsp.
Hawaiian Chicken (299 calories)
Who can resist a recipe as easy as this Hawaiian Chicken sheet pan supper? Toss chicken and veggies in a coconut lime seasoning, set on a single sheet pan, and bake. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Purple, 1 Red, ½ Yellow
Shrimp Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa (264 calories)
Tender and juicy shrimp tacos are dressed in Greek yogurt, tangy lime juice, and topped with a zesty Mango Habanero Salsa for a Hawaiian-inspired meal you won’t soon forget! Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, ½ Red, ½ Yellow, ½ Blue, ½ tsp.
Crunchy Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa (301 calories)
These savory pork loin tacos begin with a good slow cook in tomatillo salsa and are topped with cubed pineapple, shallots, and fresh lime juice. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple, 1 Red, 1 Yellow
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops (326 calories)
This is the quintessential Hawaiian Pork Chop recipe. Grill juicy pork chops to perfection, topped with grilled pineapple, and dress with a decadent soy ginger glaze. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, 2 Yellow, ½ tsp.
Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (452 calories)
For lighter Hawaiian fare, consider this succulent chicken salad made with a pineapple honey marinade and a bright Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Purple, 1 Red, ½ Yellow, 1 Blue, 1½ tsp.
Mint and Honey Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple (219 calories)
A sweet garlic marinade gives these grilled shrimp a flavorful head start. Juicy pineapple and fresh mint seal the deal. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red, ½ tsp.
Grilled Swordfish with Fruit Salsa (356 calories)
Spark up that BBQ, because this tender, flaky swordfish is best served lightly grilled and topped with a citrus peach salsa that’s fit for a luau. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1½ tsp.
Salmon Poke with Macadamia Nuts (274 calories)
Refreshing and bursting with umami goodness, this traditional Hawaiian recipe for Salmon Poke with Macadamia Nuts captures the essence of some of Hawaii’s most popular flavors. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, ½ Blue, 2 tsp.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops (401 calories)
These Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops get their rich flavor from a low and slow steep in garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple, 1 Red, 1½ Yellow
Steak Tacos with Mango and Jalapeño Salsa (253 calories)
These Hawaiian-inspired tacos feature tender skirt steak, nestled in soft tortillas and topped with a sweet and savory mango salsa. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, ½ Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.
Mango Lemon Rice with Seared Ahi Tuna (382 calories)
Fluffy lemon infused long grain rice, sweet mango, and delicately Seared Ahi Tuna make for one Hawaiian rice bowl recipe. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 3 Yellow
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Kabobs (304 calories)
When it comes to island cooking, it’s all about the marinade. These Grilled Hawaiian Pork Kabobs are bathed in an exquisite blend of pineapple, ginger, chili, and soy sauce. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 ½ tsp.
Mango Chicken Skewers (283 calories)
These mouthwatering Mango Chicken Skewers give sweet heat a whole new meaning. For a double dose of Hawaiian flavor, they’re steeped in a chili lime marinade then coated generously with a Honey Garlic glaze right on the grill. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Purple, 1 Red, ½ tsp.
Sides and Dip Recipes
Coconut and Lime Cauliflower Fried Rice (127 Calories)
This Coconut and Lime Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe swaps out garden-variety rice for cauliflower and incorporates Hawaiian flavor with a touch of lime and coconut. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Blue, ½ Orange
Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad (459 calories)
This Hawaiian-inspired salad makes for a hearty side. Beautifully balanced with black beans, quinoa, and a savory chipotle lime dressing, this tropical salad is robust enough to serve as a main. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 2 Yellow, 1½ Blue, ½ Orange, 2 tsp.
Tropical Chickpea Salad (258 calories)
Tangy citrus, fiery chile, and fragrant cilantro create a flavor trifecta in this Hawaiian-inspired Tropical Chickpea Salad. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, ½ Purple, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue, 1 tsp.
Brown Rice Black Bean Salad with Mango and Avocado (199 calories)
This Brown Rice Black Bean Salad with Mango and Avocado is an easy salad you can prep ahead and store in the fridge. Add it whenever you want an extra helping of tropical flavor and fiber! Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1½ Yellow, ½ Blue
Garlic Pineapple Sauce (105 Calories)
You can use this Garlic Pineapple Sauce with any protein. Place all the ingredients in one blender and you’ll have a sweet, delicious dipping sauce in minutes. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Yellow
Pineapple Shrimp Salad (262 calories)
To make this zesty Hawaiian salad, combine avocado, cilantro, and lime with juicy pineapple and succulent shrimp. Then it’s served right inside the pineapple from which it came. It’s a showy side dish similar to those we’ve spotted at hip pop-up markets, but it’s also ideal for any backyard cookout. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, ½ Purple, 1 Red, 1 Blue
Chunky Rainbow Salsa (68 calories)
Take salmon and chicken breast from average to Hawaiian-inspired with our Chunky Rainbow Salsa recipe. This protein topper includes avocado, mango, cilantro, and lime to brighten up anything you can throw on a grill. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, ½ Blue
Coconut Whipped Cream (107 calories)
Unlike traditional whipped cream, this tropical whipped “cream” is dairy free and vegan. It’s easy to whip up and you’ll still get the delicious stiff peaks you’re used to. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Blue
Vanilla Shakeology Macadamia Nut Pineapple Balls (116 calories)
Get your Shakeology snack fix with this Hawaiian-inspired recipe. Our no-bake Vanilla Shakeology Macadamia Nut Pineapple Balls really hit the spot. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, ½ Blue, ½ Orange
Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt (84 calories)
This kid-friendly Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt makes a great Hawaiian-inspired breakfast or an easy afternoon snack. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple
Green Chia Pudding (320 calories)
This vegan Green Chia Pudding looks like it gets it’s green color from kiwi, but it really comes from a healthy serving of spinach (shhh we’ll never tell). With a mound of tropical fruit on top, this is one Hawaiian-inspired recipe that’s sure to impress at your next luau. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1½ Purple, 1½ Orange, 1 tsp.
Coconut Mango Chia Pudding (245 calories)
Raw honey and coconut milk give this Coconut Mango Chia Pudding a creamy decadence. Add chia seeds and mango for a nutritious Hawaiian-inspired dessert you’ll want to make again and again. Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple, ½ Yellow, 1 Orange, 1 tsp.
Piña Colada Shakeology (169 calories)
The only things missing from this Hawaiian-inspired Piña Colada Shakeology recipe are a tiny pink umbrella and a white sand beach to drink it on. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Shakeology Smoothie (282 calories)
This White Chocolate Macadamia Nut recipe tastes just like a soft, gooey cookie, except this dessert is good for you! Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 tsp.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie (181 calories)
This Pineapple Mango Smoothie recipe takes some of our favorite Hawaiian fruits and blends them into one delicious Shakeology smoothie. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red
Passion Fruit Shakeology (192 calories)
Mint and passion fruit come together in this cool, fruity blended Hawaiian-inspired beverage, like an island breeze on a hot summer day. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red