Hawaiian Cole Slaw

I enjoyed this Hawaiian coleslaw so much that I made it twice in one week. I loved the sweetness of the pineapple, the explosion of orange flavor from the mandarins, and my favorite, the Maraschino cherries. It’s a nice tropical flavor all in a crunchy creamy slaw. I’d make this again and again, and soon. And best of all, I had all of the ingredients in my pantry (well, plus a bag of slaw in the fridge).

Hawaiian Cole Slaw

I make a lot of slaws, including this Hawaiian cole slaw, so I try to always keep a bag of shredded cabbage mix around. Slaw mix tends to last a lot longer than salad so it’s easier to store and keep fresh.

Hawaiian Cole Slaw

I enjoyed this Hawaiian coleslaw so much that I made it twice in one week. I loved the sweetness of the pineapple, the explosion of orange flavor from the mandarins, and my favorite, the Maraschino cherries.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 238kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Note: You have to make sure that the pineapple, oranges, and specially the cherries, are well drained before adding to the slaw. Wrap the quartered cherries in paper towels to dry. This will also keep the cherries from “bleeding” into the slaw.
  • Combine slaw mix and mayo in a large bowl.
  • Slowly fold in the pineapple, orange, and cherries. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Chill for 3-4 hours before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

Ahhhhhhh. This tropical papaya strawberry smoothie made me dream of warmer days here in Indiana. But, you can enjoy a nice fruit smoothie any time of the year. I just close my eyes and ignore the fact that it’s just flat-out cold outside!

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

You can substitute pretty much any fruit you’d like. You don’t have to ‘just’ make a tropical papaya strawberry smoothie. Smoothies are not only good for you, they’re also a great way to use up leftover fruit or fruit that’s about to ‘turn’. You can also freeze them for later enjoyment, too. Just thaw slightly first.

Also try my shamrock shake.

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

Ahhhhhhh. This tropical papaya strawberry smoothie made me dream of warmer days here in Indiana.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 121kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium papaya peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 strawberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes or more

Instructions

  • Place two tall glasses in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. (optional)
  • Place all but the ice into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Add in the ice cubes on at a time and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Divide mixture between the two chilled glasses and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.