Clean and Light Sushi Bowl


Quick to the Table

Stephanie Kanoeola Megumi Wong

Summer is here (officially) and that usually means folks are headed on vacation OR just enjoying some time outside. So…what are you waiting for? Shake off the shorts, pull out the flip-flops (or “slippas” as we call them in Hawaii), and enjoy light and delicious foods that will keep you feeling great.

After writing the 3 Tips to Eat and Lose Fat blog post, I thought a helpful (and tasty) visual of portion size would help you dive right in.

This super easy sushi bowl recipe has interchangeable toppings. Follow the steps below to build your own sushi bowl:

  1. Greens (predominant ingredient on the bottom)
  2. Herbs (for freshness)
  3. Protein (fish, eggs, chicken, beef)
  4. Sprouts (for ‘live’ nutrients and texture)
  5. Watery Veggies (for crunch)
  6. Seaweed (for minerals and flavor)
  7. Black Sesame Seeds (for flavor)
  8. Mushrooms (for flavor and fullness/umami)
  9. Avocado (for good fats)
  10. Starchy Vegetables or Grains (i.e. – ⅓ cup sweet potato, brown rice, or quinoa for texture)
  11. Pickled/fermented Veggies (i.e. – kimchee or raw kraut for flavor and digestive pros)

Sushi Bowl
Sushi Bowl
Sushi Bowl
Sushi Bowl - Dressing
Sushi Bowl - Dressing
Sushi Bowl


1 ½ cups napa cabbage (lettuce, kale, and bok choy are also great)
⅓ cup brown rice (or quinoa)
½ of a scrambled egg, sliced
Small handful of sprouts
Small handful of spinach, cooked and drained
Small handful of radishes, thinly sliced
Pinch of seaweed (nori), sliced
Toasted black sesame seeds (or regular)
3 oz. cooked salmon (raw, sushi grade fish, chicken, or shrimp are also great)
1 shiitake mushroom, sliced
¼ of avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon kimchee or raw sour kraut

OTHER TOPPING IDEAS: mango, cucumber, pickled ginger, asparagus


½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Juice from ½ of a lemon
Pinch of sea salt


  1. Load the bottom of a medium bowl with the napa cabbage (or other greens).
  2. Neatly arrange the other toppings.
  3. Pour the dressing over everything.
  4. Enjoy.

Serves 1

**IDEA** – this makes for a GREAT, PACKABLE LUNCH too! Instead of using a bowl, load everything up in a sealable container and take it to work. You can easily pack 3-5 of these on a Sunday evening and enjoy them all week long.

Thanks for reading! My name is Stephanie Wong and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, home-grown natural food cook, lover of all things ginger, and a strong believer that strength is beauty. [read more...]


  1. [...] 36. Clean and Light Sushi Bowl – Served on a foundation of greens, the addition of raw, all-natural ingredients keeps this dish light on calories but big on taste. The avocado brings healthy fats to the table, and the salmon and eggs have your protein needs met. Brown rice supplies just enough carbs to make this bowl everything you need for a satisfying dinner. Plus when it’s presented you can see all of the ingredients used before mixing it up. [...]

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