It’s no secret that I’m crazy about Sushi/Poke Bowls. I was first introduced to sushi in college via my bestie Annelise; I was skeptical to say the least but once I tried it I couldn’t get enough. Luckily Regis has a sushi bar on campus. Then last year I visited my brother in LA and had my first poke bowl (not to be confused with pokeball) my obsession was brought to a whole new level.
Living in St. Louis - for those of you that aren’t all that great at geography, it’s in Missouri aka one of the innermost states of the U.S. - sushi isn’t the most popular here. I like to think Missouri is a couple years behind everyone else but we are rapidly catching up. There are a couple places in St. Louis that are my go-tos for sushi and poke bowls (hello BLK MKT Eats and Poke Doke) but those are all the way in the city. Since my cravings for sushi bowls never stop, I figured out how to make my own. To be fair, it’s no OG fire bowl from BLK MKT but it will do.
Since I’ve been religiously sticking to my Tone It Up nutrition plan and workouts I figured I would try to make a healthier version of a Poke Bowl (and one that you don’t have to worry about raw fish). I substituted the typical rice base for cauliflower rice, the raw fish for imitation crab (ya girl is ballin’ on a budget) and since I don’t like nori… I left it out. Since poke bowls can get unhealthy really quickly with the spicy mayo and crispy onions/garlic I gave those and upgrade as well.
I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. Let me know if you make it. I was shocked at how filling it was vs normal sushi where you need to stop in a drive through for some french fries on the way home.
By Kait with love.
Healthy California Roll Bowl - 1 serving, 10 min prep time
1 Cup Riced Cauliflower (steamed)
3oz Imitation Crab
½ cup Cucumber
½ cup Butter Lettuce
1 T Green Onion
1 t Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning
2 T Greek Yogurt
1 T Sriracha
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl in the order they’re listed to make them look pretty (except for the Everything Bagel Seasoning). Mix together greek yogurt and Sriracha to make the sauce, drizzle over the top. Sprinkle the Everything Bagel Seasoning (feel free to sub with white and black sesame seeds, freeze dried onion and freeze dried garlic, I just had the seasoning on hand which has all of those things and more goodies). Take a picture for the ‘gram and tag me in it!
Incase you want some nutritional info on this bowl:
If you're a macro counter its 47% carbs, 30% fat and 23% protein.