Asian, Better Than Takeout, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Seafood, Vegetarian

Sushiiiiii (Bowls) at Home

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OMG YUMMMM. At first I was grumbling about buying $16 sushi grade tuna at Whole Foods. (I mean, let’s be real. I’m still a bit bitter about that price tag.) Besides buying the tuna and green onions this week, I generally have the remaining produce in my fridge as staples and all the pantry items on hand. Really, this Tuna Sushi Bowl is about $8-9 per bowl with staples aside and a healthy alternative to sushi take-out. While seemingly healthy, sushi can be packed with sodium and added unknowns. Cough, spicy mayo and rice, I’m looking at you. Apparently you can eat a serving a rice per roll?!? The tuna is packed with protein and extremely low in fat. I purposefully cooked extra quinoa when making Crispy Coconut Tofu Bowls just for these bowls. I grabbed everything you’d see in a sushi roll: cucumbers, carrots, avocado, ginger, a spicy “mayo” and wasabi. Packed in a bowl, you won’t even notice it’s not a true sushi roll. AND! Added bonus — these bowls were also really fun to make!

Ingredients (serves 2).

  • 6 oz sushi grade tuna (or salmon!) like Sushi At Home, thinly sliced
  • 1 c quinoa, cooked
  • 1 mini cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c match stick carrots
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 T pickled ginger
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 4 t reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Wasabi
  • Spicy “mayo” (see directions below)
  • Sesame seeds to garnish

Directions.

** If using frozen sushi grade fish, be sure to follow the package thaw directions! **

  1. Between two bowls, divide cooked quinoa.
  2. Top with carrots, cucumber, avocado, ginger and tuna.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped green onions — about 1 T per bowl.
  4. Drizzle with 2 t soy sauce per bowl and sriracha “mayo” (see following for directions).
    • In a small bowl, mix 1-2 T of nonfat plain Greek yogurt with sriracha to taste. Whisk together adding water as needed to thin. Divide between two bowls and pour over veggies and fish.
  5. Add wasabi directly to bowl or keep on the side to add to individual bites.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds.
  7. Enjoy!

Adapted from Tone It Up‘s “Sushi Bowls” from their Bikini Series Week 2 Nutrition Plan & inspired by Pinch of Yum‘s “Dynamite Plant Power Sushi Bowls.”


Nutrition for 1 bowl.
337 calories  •  11 g fat (28%)  •  34.8 g carbs (40%)  •  28.3 g protein (32%)  •  5.5 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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