Is sushi keto friendly?

Gone are the days now where sushi or other “carby” foods are considered to be sinful. Try this keto friendly sushi and you'll know what we're talking about!

keto friendly sushi

Maintaining a low-carb diet is really not a joke. There are days that you would already feel like quitting most especially when you get a lot of cravings that you can hardly suppress.

One of the biggest misconception of people on low-carb diets is that it’s too plain and boring. Moreover, low-carb diets are “tasteless” they say. If you know what to get and how to consume a certain amount of food, low-carb isn’t that boring actually.

Keto, being a low-carb diet could have the same stereotype in people as well. Most especially that you can only consume a limited amount of carbohydrates when you’re in a Keto diet. For some, they try to avoid Keto diet because they can’t give up carbs. Let’s say, some can’t give up rice.

Rice is known to contain a high amount of carbs. This is why, as much as possible, rice lovers do not dwell on low-carb diets at a prolonged period.

If you’re really serious in losing weight and you want to enjoy at the same time, Keto shouldn’t be that hard for you. There are still foods that you do not have to omit in your list once you go Keto. If rice is one of your ultimate concern, then you have to minimize your worries. I’m talking about an enticing rice entry that is actually Keto friendly – sushi.

Some may not be aware of how Keto-friendly a sushi could be. However, this Keto sushi could only be enjoyed at limited choices. This is because sushi is made up of rice and rice is not really an option for low-carb foods.

Do not fret yet! Because we now live in a time where Keto dieters are coming up with a lot more healthy options and choices that you can not just enjoy, but can surely help you in your diet.

Incorporating Keto sushi in your diet is actually a great idea. Everyone would even agree that sushis are not just easy to eat, but they’re also very delicious.

To keep Keto dieters who are sushi lovers at the same time from insanity, there are now some ways to enjoy a Ketogenic sushi.

We have provided below a recipe of the best Keto sushi made just for Ketogenic dieters.

Keto Sushi



16 oz. Cauliflower

6 oz. softened Cream Cheese

1-2 tbsp. Soy Sauce

5 sheets Nori

1 6-inch Cucumber

½ medium Avocado

5 oz. Smoked Salmon (could be any seafood)


  1. Rice the cauliflower into rice size by pulsing
  2. Cut the ends of the cucumber then cut into two. Disregard the middle section then cut the cucumber into strips
  3. In a hot pan, cook the rice cauliflower then add 1 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  4. When the cauliflower is dried up, add the cream cheese and rice vinegar (1-2 tbsp will do depends on your preference), then refrigerate
  5. Slice the avocado into ½ the cut into strips
  6. Place the nori sheet in a bamboo roller covered with saran wrap. As you spread the cauliflower, make sure to leave ¾ space at the top
  7. Add the remaining fillings by layering them on however you want it
  8. Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo
  9. Serve and then enjoy!

Since the Keto diet is advocating low-carb lifestyle, we have also enlisted below some ways that you can try to enjoy sushi in a Keto way.

  1. Sushi and Cauliflower Rice – Cauliflower is a low-carb option for rice in the Keto diet. Aside from cauliflower being a help in reducing cancer risks, it is also filled with vitamins and minerals. Cauliflower is actually really helpful when it comes to weight loss since it only contains 29 calories and zero grams fat.

The recipe provided above could be one way of mixing sushi with cauliflower in order to come up with a more Keto-friendly meal.

  1. No rice sushi – Yes, you’ve read it right. Sushi can now be enjoyed by Keto dieters since this choice is a more healthy one. It’s obviously low in carbohydrates since it doesn’t use any rice. No rice sushi only uses gems of lettuce instead. As a result, this sushi then contains a jam-pack of vitamin A, C, and K that are also low in calorie content.

In addition, lettuce being a main ingredient of sushi is a good of fiber, potassium, and calcium.

  1. Sushi and Katsuramuki – Katsuramuki is a Japanese term that refers to the cylinder-shaped veggies inside a long thin sheet. Just like the no rice sushi, Katsuramuki also has no rice content. The only main ingredients used in this style of sushi are the peelings of the cucumber, avocado slices, salmon, and asparagus.

It’s time to get rid of the thinking that Keto or low-carb diets are boring just because they refrain you from carbs. They may limit you, yes, but you can still enjoy the good food. Gone are the days now where sushis or other “carby” foods are considered to be sinful. Know that you can now find ways to enjoy your favorite foods by simply making them Keto-friendly.

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