10-minute Salmon Poke bowl makes the perfect no-brainer lunch to boost your heart health

Looking for a quick and easy lunch option. Dietitian and director of program and science for WW, Dr. Michelle Celander shares her go-to recipe for a tasty salmon poké bowl that takes under 10 minutes to prepare. 

This poké bowl is not only incredibly nutritious, covering off a variety of food groups, but also super easy to make. The dish is packed full of goodness from whole grains and salmon which can help you feel fuller for longer and promote a healthy heart.

The salmon found in this dish is full of healthy omega three fats, which are a key part of a heart-healthy diet. Omega-3’s are an essential fatty acid, meaning our body not only needs it but can’t make it itself. Essential omega-3 fats can come from marine, animal and plant sources, however scientific research continues to show fish is the best dietary source of omega-3s and found higher fish intake is consistently associated with lower rates of heart disease.

As a rule of thumb, you should aim to include two to three servings of fish per week (with a focus on oily fish like salmon, trout, mackerel or sardines) as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

450g brown rice microwave packet

1 ½ tbsp sushi seasoning

2 medium Lebanese cucumbers

2 large carrots

150g baby spinach leaves

250g skinless sashimi salmon (thinly sliced)

2 tsp reduced salt soy sauce

1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Method

Step 1: Microwave brown rice following packet instructions. Combine rice and sushi seasoning in a large bowl. Divide rice among serving bowls.

Step 2: Top with cucumbers, carrot, baby spinach and salmon. Drizzle with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds to serve.

Dr. Michelle Celander is an accredited dietitian and director of program and science for WW (formerly Weight Watchers).