Have you tried a poke bowl? If you haven’t you are seriously missing out. The unique mixture of flavors, textures, and consistency makes for a refreshing and appetizing meal. However, poke bowls aren’t just a one-trick pony, as it is one of those rare foods that are both nutritious and delicious. Basically, if you aren’t eating poke bowls you should be, and here is why.
1. It’s a nutritional rock star.
Poke is one of freshest, tastiest, healthiest new food trends around. You can consume 4 ounces of poke for just under 150 calories, only 5 grams of fat, and 24 grams of protein. Not only is it naturally low in calories, but it also usually doesn’t come with rice. Unlike sushi, poke is served with a variety of veggies and fresh marinades. Glutinous rice and mayonnaise need not apply.
2. Your heart will thank you.
Poke delivers those important heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help to protect your heart and reduce the risk of death from heart disease by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate and improving other cardiovascular risk factors. Fish intake also has also been linked to a lower risk of stroke, depression, and mental decline as we age.
3. It will protect your pocketbook.
Less expensive than a pricey sushi dish, you can walk away with a bill for less than 250kc and be quite satisfied from your poke bowl full of fresh fish and crunchy veggies.
4. Poke prep takes no time at all.
With our need for speed in the preparation department, especially during warm summer days, poke is a winner. It requires minimal cutting of fresh fish and greens, a quick mix of your favorite spices, and voilà: Dinner is served without even having to turn on the oven.
5. You can travel the world with this dish from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Many different spices can be used to season your dish, so make poke any way you crave it. The variety of spices can take you to Hawaii, Japan, China, and India without even having to leave home.