Hold on to your chopsticks because I'm about to introduce you to the mouthwatering world of the Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake! This ingenious creation takes everything you love about traditional sushi and transforms it into a delectable and nutritious dish that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Trust me, you won't be able to resist diving into this fusion of flavors and textures that will make your taste buds do a happy little dance. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that's equal parts classy and sassy, because this healthy salmon sushi bake is about to become your new obsession.

Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake: A Flavorful Twist

sushi salmon bake

Picture this: a harmonious blend of fresh, succulent salmon and shredded crab, perfectly cooked sticky rice, and a medley of vibrant toppings that will make your taste buds sing with delight. This is what the Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake is all about – a culinary creation that brings together the best of both worlds: the elegance of sushi and the comforting heartiness of a casserole.

Reasons to Love This Recipe

What sets this recipe apart is its ingenious ability to capture the essence of traditional sushi while infusing it with a healthy twist. Gone are the days of worrying about excessive calories or unhealthy ingredients. Our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake takes all the flavors you love and transforms them into a nutritious and satisfying dish that you can enjoy guilt-free.

The Nutritional Powerhouse: Salmon Unleashed!

Baked salmon for sushi bake

Before we embark on this journey, let's take a moment to appreciate salmon's remarkable nutritional profile. This fish is bursting with omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, and a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals. It's no wonder this fish is the talk of the town and the star of our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake recipe.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Superstars of Good Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are the rockstars of the nutrient world, and salmon is their luxurious playground. These essential fats play a pivotal role in promoting heart health, reducing inflammation, and improving cardiovascular function. With every bite of our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake, you're treating your heart to a symphony of benefits. Take a bow, salmon!

Hear that, Heart? Salmon's Got Your Back!

Salmon's omega-3 fatty acids are like a soothing balm for your heart. They work their magic by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving overall cardiovascular function. So, when you indulge in our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake, you're not just tantalizing your taste buds—you're also nourishing your heart. Now that's a win-win situation!

Protein: The Muscle's Best Friend

Protein is the body's building block, and salmon delivers it in spades. With every delectable forkful of our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake, you're treating your muscles to a protein-packed feast. This macronutrient supports muscle growth, repair, and maintenance, all while keeping you feeling satisfied and full. So, let your muscles rejoice as you relish the savory flavors of our salmon creation.

Vitamins and Minerals: Salmon's Nutritional Bonanza

Salmon isn't just a one-trick pony—it's a nutrient-rich treasure trove. This fish boasts an impressive array of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your overall well-being. Let's take a closer look at two key players in salmon's nutritional lineup: vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

Vitamin B12: The Brain Booster You Need

When it comes to brain health, vitamin B12 takes center stage, and salmon is here to deliver the goods. This vital nutrient supports a healthy nervous system, boosts brain function, and enhances overall cognitive performance. So, prepare for a mental feast as you indulge in our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake. Your brain will thank you!

Let the Sunshine In: Vitamin D and You

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, is a star player in salmon's nutritional ensemble. This essential vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining strong bones, supporting the immune system, and promoting overall well-being. So, when you savor every delectable bite of our Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake, you're not just satisfying your taste buds—you're also basking in the goodness of vitamin D.

With each succulent mouthful of this Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake, you're not only satisfying your cravings but also reaping the bountiful rewards of salmon's nutritional prowess. It's time to unleash the power of salmon and elevate your taste buds and well-being to new heights!

Mix It Up: Substitutions and Alternatives

healthy salmon sushi bake with avocado and black sesame seeds

Just like ordering sushi at a restaurant, the possibilities for this sushi bake are completely up to you. From swapping out the salmon to experimenting with diverse grains, toppings, veggies, and sauces, I'm here to help you create a customized sushi bake that suits your taste buds and dietary preferences.

Swap Out the Salmon: Try Different Varieties

  • Do you have any leftover salmon from making the Spiced Salmon or Baked Salmon with Blackcurrent Glaze? Shred that up and use it here!
  • Feeling adventurous? Substitute salmon with other fish varieties like tuna, snapper, or trout for a unique twist.
  • Craving a milder flavor? Opt for white fish such as cod, halibut, or haddock.
  • Vegetarian? Replace the salmon with marinated tofu or tempeh for a protein-packed alternative.

Get Fancy: Experiment with Different Grains

  • Quinoa: For a nutritious and gluten-free option, swap out sticky rice with fluffy quinoa.
  • Brown Rice: Boost the fiber content by using brown rice instead of sticky rice and also cut back on Weight Watchers Points.
  • Cauliflower Rice: Looking to cut down on carbs? Try cauliflower rice for a lighter and veggie-packed alternative.

Go Wild: Play with Toppings and Seasonings

  • Spicy Mango Salsa: For a burst of tropical goodness, top your sushi bake with fresh mango salsa.
  • Sesame Seeds: Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds for an extra crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Spicy Sriracha: Craving some heat? Drizzle the sriracha dressing from my BLT Bowl over your sushi bake for a fiery kick.

Veg Out: Choose Your Favorite Vegetables

  • Cucumber: Add refreshing crunch with thinly sliced cucumber.
  • Carrots: Shred or julienne carrots for a vibrant pop of color and sweetness.
  • Bell Peppers: Dice colorful bell peppers to enhance the visual appeal and flavor.
  • Edamame: Sprinkle some protein-rich edamame beans for an added nutritional boost.

Dress It Up: Enhance the Flavor Profile

  • Spicy Mayo: Mix mayonnaise with sriracha for a creamy and fiery sauce.
  • Ponzu Sauce: Drizzle tangy and citrusy ponzu sauce over your sushi bake for a burst of flavor.
  • Soy-Ginger Glaze: Combine soy sauce, ginger, and a touch of honey for a savory and aromatic glaze.

So, go ahead and unleash your culinary creativity! Feel free to substitute ingredients, explore alternative options, and create your own signature twist on the Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake. The possibilities are endless, and your taste buds will thank you for the adventure! Just be mindful of how it will affect your points.

How To Make Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake

delicious baked salmon for weight watchers friendly sushi bake

If you've read any of my other posts, you know I'm all about easy and this is SO simple to throw together and toss in the oven. The sauces typically used with sushi can be packed with sugar. That's why I have a secret weapon.

G Hughes Sugar Free Sauces

The sugar free Yum Yum Sauce and sugar free Teriyaki sauce from G Hughes is what makes this recipe the healthier version and so low in points… Grab them at your local Walmart or grocery store, or they are available on Amazon.

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How Many Points Are In This Recipe?

With the new Weight Watchers Plan, points can vary for diabetics. Points can also vary with different brands. Please use your recipe maker to determine your exact points.

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salmon sushi bake

Healthy Salmon Sushi Bake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Weight Watchers friendly sushi bake with avory salmon, imitation crab, and creamy avocado uniting in a flavor-packed sensation that'll have you saying 'yum yum' while keeping those points in check!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz salmon
  • 6 oz imitation crab (or lump crab)
  • 2 packs of snack nori sheets (1 pack contains 10 sheets)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 scallion
  • 4 tbsp G Hughes Sugar Free Yum Yum
  • 3 tbsp G Hughes Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tbsp furikake
  • ½ tbsp black sesame seeds
  • ¼ tbsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the sushi rice in cold water at least 5 times, or until the water runs clear. Then let it soak in cold water for 10 minutes.
  3. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, let it cool for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can cook the salmon in an air fryer for about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Drain the soaking water from the sushi rice. In a pot over high heat, add the sushi rice and 2 cups of clean water. Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and let it simmer for 14 minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Shred the imitation crab and cut it into smaller chunks.
  6. When the cooked salmon has cooled, shred it and place it in a bowl along with the shredded imitation crab.
  7. Add half of the yum yum sauce and the salt to the bowl. Mix until well combined.
    In a 9x13 casserole dish, spread the cooked sushi rice evenly. Sprinkle rice vinegar and granulated sugar over the rice and mix it in. Press the rice down into the casserole dish.
  8. Cover the rice with 10 nori sheets.
  9. Spread the shredded salmon and imitation crab mixture over the nori sheets and press it down.
  10. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, then roast for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
  11. Add toppings to your sushi bake. Drizzle teriyaki sauce and the remaining yummy sauce. Sprinkle furikake, black sesame seeds, sliced scallions, and avocado.
  12. Cut into 10 pieces and serve on top of a nori sheet.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 14mgSodium 366mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 6g

*This is an automatic calculation by a third party app*

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  1. This looks amazing! I love salmon and I love sushi so this is perfect for me 🙂 Thank you for sharing!