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Hawaiian food healthy?

Hawaiian food healthy? Topic: Hawaiian food healthy?
July 17, 2019 / By Abbigael
Question: I go to a Hawaiin restaurant and they serve steak, grilled chicken, brown rice, and mac salad. It seem's to be great for protein, muscle growth. Anyone can tell me how healthy this can be or good for muscle growth
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Stafford Stafford | 1 day ago
Lean meats are good, but if they're cooked in fat soaked in marinade or served with a sauce, then you may be taking away from some of the benefit by adding unwanted fat/calories. Brown rice, in general, is good. Again, it depends on what's in it. Macaroni salad tends to be full of mayo or something else high in fat/calories as a dressing, and made with white-flour pasta, so probably not on the 'healthy' list of items.
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Stafford Originally Answered: Any Suggestions on inexpensive authentic hawaiian places to eat on the big island, Kauai, or Oahu?
There are many restaurants on Oahu. When you mean "authentic hawaiian", I am assuming you mean "island, non-touristy" food, right, and not necessarily polynesian. Because island food is a mix of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portugese and American. When I get the need for a good bowl of saimin, spam musubi or mac salad, I go to Boulevard's on Dillingham (west of downtown Honolulu). It is in a more industrial part of town, but this is authentic island food...you will be the only tourist. Get their large bowl of won ton min, oh-my-god it is sooo good. For breakfast/lunch, try Kaka'ako Kitchen in the Ward Center which is near Ala Moana shopping center. You eat on paper plates but the food is really interesting, very creative. You must also try a Hawaiian Shave Ice with azuki beans and mochi. Go to Kokonuts in the Koko Marina Shopping Center in Hawaii Kai (on the way to Hanauma Bay). There is a kalua pork sandwich stand in Waimanalo (windward side) called Kenneke's on the side of the highway...you will see a line of people waiting for their loco moco or kalua pork sandwiches. For true Hawaiian (polynesian) food, I think someone mentioned Ono Hawaiian Food, and this really is the best. But you can also try Helena's Hawaiian Food on N School Street. Both will have lomi lomi salmon, kalua pork, spam musubi, ribs, poi (fermented taro root, an acquired taste...), lau lau...whew! But notice that it is STILL a mix of multi-cultural food. Let's eat!!!! For better fare, you can try the Pineapple Room next to Macy's in the Ala Moana Shopping Center. This is owned by Alan Wong, considered the best chef in the islands and is a great buy (much cheaper than his flagship restaurant on King Street). Lunch is a better deal if you are really watching it, but you should try it at least once... http://www.alanwongs.com/pineroom/pine_room.html On Kauai, there is a restaurant that has been there FOREVER and serves traditional island noodles called "saimin". The restaurant is called "Hamura Saimin" in Lihue and is a MUST if you go. This is not at all fancy, you eat at counters. Inexpensive take-out food is a way of life in the islands...you buy a "box lunch" or dinner at restaurants called "Okazu-ya", a term from the Japanese. Everyone has their own favorites they will tell you are the best. Try it, and go sit on a white sandy beach to eat. You will love it.
Stafford Originally Answered: Any Suggestions on inexpensive authentic hawaiian places to eat on the big island, Kauai, or Oahu?
Depends on what you want, and what inexpensive means to you. If you're looking for a 99-cent value menu deal, fastfood only. Most "local food" is a plate lunch that will run you around 5 bucks. You can eat pretty much any type of food you want here. Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Korean, Hawaiian, Samoan, Fijian, Indian, American, French, Vietnamese, Mexican, whatever. Just stop by anyplace, especially if there are lots of locals eating there. Oahu-Rainbow Drive Inn; Shiro's; Zippy's; Kin Wah; Mitsu-Ken Maui-Koho, Tasty Krust Big Island-Cafe 100, Nori's, Ken's House of Pancakes, Kuhio Grill

Otis Otis
Steak, Grilled Chicken, and Brown Rice are staples in Bodybuilding diets. The guy that commented "BAD nmber of calories" knows nothing about nutrition lol.
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Lesly Lesly
Well I you are working out then yes these foods are great for muscle growth. But just eating these foods won't get you muscles by themselves. Im not really sure about mac salad, but the brown rice is great source of carbs for body fuel, and the steak and chicken are good sources of protein. There should be more variety in your diet than this, but it still is good food
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Lesly Originally Answered: When healthy food is cheaper than junk food, why don't people choose to eat healthy? Healthy food is cheaper--
Actually, to whomever believes frozen vegetables are less healthy than fresh, that's not really so. In fact, farmers typically sell their absolute best and ripest to the frozen food companies so it will be at its peak when frozen. Freezing doesn't really compromise the nutrients as much as it stops the decay process. Fresh produce, on the other hand, is only good if it was grown locally. If you have to ship it far, it has to be picked that much sooner and it has to sit decaying that much longer. To answer the question, I DON'T KNOW! It seems ridiculous that people would eat crap and then complain about how they feel. The calories in a bag of Cheetos might be cheaper than those in an apple, but you'll pay dearly for those calories in the long run.

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