Poke bowls are nearly the perfect food. Not only are they incredibly tasty and filling, but poke bowls also are very healthy and packed full of nutrients. An array of vegetables and fresher cooked fish conspire to create a nutritious and delicious meal that can be purchased at an affordable price. However, poke bowls let you choose your own ingredients, and if you make a few indulgent choices, you may find a bowl that starts to get climb a little higher in calories. That’s why Grubby’s Poke and Fish Market in Carlsbad breaks down the average amount of calories in a poke bowl, and explores some ways to make a poke bowl less caloric and more healthy.

Average Amount of Calories in a Poke Bowl

If you make good and healthy choices, your poke bowl should be somewhere between 500 and 700 calories. This is for poke bowls that choose rice as a base and make mindful choices on all of the other options, especially the sauces. Below we will break down the caloric information for a variety of options in the average poke bowl.* However, make sure to note that calories aren’t everything! It is also important to keep in mind the vitamin and nutrient levels, the sodium level, and the amount and type of fat in your poke bowl as well.

*Note: the calorie information below does not necessarily reflect the calories of as Grubby’s Poke bowl. They are standard estimates.

Calories in the Base

There are five different base options to choose from in a poke bowl at Grubby’s Poke. You can have a bowl with white rice, brown rice, mixed greens, cucumber noodles, or tortilla chips. Here are the calories in a standard serving of the five bases:

  • Tortilla chips: 400 calories
  • White or brown rice: 300 calories
  • Cucumber noodles: 20 calories
  • Mixed greens: 10 calories

Calories in Protein

We offer a variety of different protein options, with most of them falling in the same caloric range. Below is the average number of calories in some of our most popular protein choices:

  • Salmon: 140 calories
  • Ahi: 90 calories
  • Spicy Tuna: 80 calories
  • Shrimp: 70 calories
  • Tofu: 50 calories

Calories in Sauces

The sauces are what get you. You can have a perfectly low-cal meal ready to go, but putting a sauce on your meal can instantly up the caloric intake. At Grubby’s Poke, we offer 6 different sauces, and you can find the calories for three of the most popular sauces below.

  • Spicy mayo: 300 calories
  • Poke sauce: 200 calories
  • Ginger ponzu: 200 calories

Calories in Toppings

We offer 18 different toppings to choose from but will narrow it down to five and share the caloric information for each one. Most vegetable toppings are somewhere below 50 calories.

  • Onion crisps: 75 calories
  • Avocado: 70 calories
  • Edamame: 40 calories
  • Seaweed salad: 30 calories
  • Green onion: 10 calories

Build a Low-Calorie Poke Bowl at Grubby’s Poke and Fish Market

As you can see by the nutritional facts above, you can build a low-calorie poke bowl quite easily at Grubby’s Poke and Fish Market in Carlsbad. For example, a poke bowl with mixed greens, ahi, vegetables, and a sauce will only be around 400 to 500 calories. Making smart and informed choices can help you build a healthy poke bowl, and if you have any questions about the nutrition facts of any item make sure to ask for assistance. Our team will be ready to help you build a low-calorie poke bowl that tastes great! For more information, contact Grubby’s Poke and Fish Market in Carlsbad today by calling (760)828-9074.