Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Healthy portion sizes seem to be a big obstacle for folks. Here’s a super simple, Asian-inspired dish to help you keep your healthy portions in check.

Try this easy sushi bowl recipe with 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)

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Clean and Light Sushi Bowl

  • 1 ½ cups napa cabbage (lettuce, kale, and bok choy are also great)
  • 1/3 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
  • 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.


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

**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.

Oh and, here’s a HELPFUL post all about healthy portion sizes.

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Stephanie Wong

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