Spicy Crunchy Roll Sushi Bowl

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What I Eat WednesdayThe theme for me lately is to make sure I use all the leftover bits and pieces from recipes and meals I’ve made. It’s a great way to cut down on grocery purchases as well as the amount of food that goes to waste. Both wins in my single mom budget book.

I try to get creative with my grocery store purchases. Here is the highlight reel for one of my days last week. I had a great week and stuck to the plan of use it not lose it. The grocery grand total the past month came to just under $140 for me and The Kid. Not bad at all considering all but about 5 meals were eaten at home.

The Kid and I were at the grocery store last weekend and she wanted sushi. Conveniently for her they were giving away samples of something called a crunchy roll. It was pretty much a California roll with sriracha mayo and crispy onions on the outside. She loved it and I loved the price tag. 😉

Crunchy Roll BowlIt was so good and I thought “Hey, I can do something like this!” and immediately thought about the leftover crunchy onions from a green bean casserole. Another excuse to use up something in the pantry instead of buying more. I made my very own version of the bowl using my 7 Items that I got at Trader Joe’s.

Crunchy Roll Bowl

  • 3 cups (85g) Trader Joe’s – Cruciferous Crunch Collection
  • 1/3 cup (90g) cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup (57g) carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup (40g) orange pepper, sliced
  • 2 oz protein of choice such as grilled chicken breast, ahi tuna, imitation crab meat, tofu
  • 1 Tbsp Mongolian sauce
  • 1 Tbps (15g) low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (7g) fried onion pieces

Layer the veggies and protein in a large bowl, and drizzle with the Mongolian sauce. Mix the mayo and sriracha in a small bowl and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle with the onion pieces and enjoy.

Makes one large bowl at approximately 240 calories – 14g protein, 28g carbs, and 8g fat.

I used leftover homemade seitan for the protein in my version, but you can make it more sushi-like with ahi tuna or imitation crab pieces. Some other ideas you can toss in are sliced avocado and pickled ginger. All the fun of a crunchy roll in a bowl!

Drop me an email, or come on over to Facebook and ask a question. If you’re interested in working with me to get meals together fast while working towards your health goals, I’d love to chat.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, take a lot of time or cost a lot of money.

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