There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a traditional poke bowl. But if you’re trying to cut back on carbs, making your own poke recipe at home may be the way to go. Opting for cauliflower rice instead of the starchy white grain can cut 40 grams of carbs from your dish (one cup of white rice has 45 grams of carbs, one cup of cauliflower rice has 5 grams of carbs). The flavor comes from everything you pile on top of the rice anyway, so this one is a no-brainer. Pick up some fresh sushi-grade tuna and salmon at the local fish market on your way home tonight and you’ll have yourself a meal.

Low-Carb Tuna and Salmon Poke Bowl

Makes: 2 servings

extra-virgin olive oil cooking spray
2 cups cauliflower rice
1 carrot, shredded
2 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 zucchini, spiralized
8 snap peas
4 ounces sushi grade tuna, diced
4 ounces sushi grade salmon, diced
1/4 teaspoon white and black sesame seeds

4 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon wasabi
1 tablespoon sesame oil


1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking oil. Add the cauliflower rice and sauté until tender for about five minutes. If the rice begins to stick add a splash of water, no need for oil here. Split the rice into two serving bowls.

2. Arrange the bowls with the carrots, radishes, zucchini, peas, tuna, and salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

3. In a small bowl, mix the tamari, Sriracha, wasabi, and sesame oil. Serve on the side with poke bowls and pour some over when ready to eat.

Neda Varbanova, founder of Healthy With Nedi, is a certified health coach and recipe creator who believes that healthy eating, fitness, and a positive outlook are the keys to realizing true health. Neda’s food philosophy is inspired by her mother who has always prepared fresh daily meals with nothing short of simple, wholesome ingredients.