These 20 minute Low Carb Spicy Shrimp Sushi Bowls are basically the definition of what healthy eating should be all about. Boring? nope. Bland? never. Absolutely delicious and bursting with flavor? oooookay now we're talking.
You know what guys? I think that one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to sushi is that many people (including myself for a loooooong time) assume that sushi = healthy. I mean seriously, I don't know how many times I used to go out with my girlfriends for a sushi date and proudly chow down roll after roll feeling like I had just made the best health decision of life.
Haha. Four rolls in and that bloating definitely knocked me back into reality..fast.
Now don't get me wrong, guys. Sushi is still relatively healthy, especially when you compare it to many other restaurants that could have been picked for girls night. Compared to pizza, fettuccine Alfredo and the Chinese buffet...sushi wins hands down, every time.
It's not so much that sushi is just unbelievably bad for you, because I believe it's faaar from that. The real problem is all of that rice encasing those yummy little rolls. Those sneaky carbs add up surprisingly fast...and then that spicy mayo? Oh, don't even get me started on the mayo.
Every once in a while, I get MAJOR sushi cravings where I literally think that I could inhale 30 rolls, no problem. Unfortunately, one of those fun little cravings hit me a few weeks ago, riiiiight before my vacation. Cue: self discipline. Immediately, I sat down and thought about how I could healthify things up a little, starting with the carbs. Hello cauliflower rice. 🙂
I also quickly realized that there was actually no way that I would be able to roll everything up to even look like something remotely edible. So we improvised and threw it all into a bowl. The spicy shrimp really brings out a ton of flavor, and the cold cucumber and avocado help to cool things down a little. It's a perfect flavor harmony, friends!
-Recipe & Nutrition Info Below-
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Serving Size 1 Bowl (1 cup cauliflower rice + 4 oz shrimp)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 2119mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 34g 68%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.