Canned Tuna Sushi (low carb, low sodium, spicy version)

Canned Tuna Sushi (low carb, low sodium, spicy version)

I hate canned tuna. I hate its cat food odour. I hate the way it tastes.

But, I managed to create a recipe that makes me love canned tuna! Yep! I fooled my taste buds and tricked my brain into thinking it was so much more than just canned tuna.

Presenting CANNED TUNA SUSHI (low carb, low-sodium, spicy version):

canned tuna sushi low carb

10-minute Easy Recipe:

canned tuna sushi ingredients

Mix by hand (or use a mini food processor or a magic bullet):


canned tuna sushi steps


Take 1 Nori Sheet and cut it into 10 strips using scissors. It's easier to cut it now (cutting it after the tuna is placed makes a squishy mess).

  • Dampen both ends of a nori strip before placing the tuna at one end. Then roll it like a sleeping bag. Moisten the end to get it to stick down. Repeat for the other 9 strips.
  • Place a dollop of the All-Natural Spicy Wholly Guacamole on top of each maki. This represents 1 more TBSP of guacamole.


*note: I skip the soy sauce.  1 TBSP of soy sauce has about 1000mg of sodium!  So either use low sodium soy sauce, a soy sauce alternative or nothing!

Nutritional Info:

Yields 10 maki:

calories: 263, fat: 12.8g, saturated fat: 3.3g, cholesterol: 67.6mg, sodium: 137.5mg, carbohydrates: 4.5g, fiber: 2.1g, NET CARBS: 2.4g, sugars: 0.1g, protein: 40.9g

Discussion: Tuna & Mercury

Canned tuna is a convenient, inexpensive and portable source of protein.

Rumours swirl that mercury in canned tuna fish makes it a dangerous protein source. Get the facts by reading my article published on called, "The Mercury in Fish Scare - How Safe is All That Seafood You're Eating?". To summarize the Canned Tuna section of this article:

  • Tuna mercury levels vary depending upon the type of tuna and where it was caught.
  • Tuna steaks and canned albacore tuna generally contain higher levels of mercury than canned light tuna.
  • "light" tuna refers to any one of the following types of tuna: skipjack, bluefin, yellowfin or tongol. Skipjack is the best choice among these light tuna options for lowering your risk of mercury exposure.
  • Canned tuna packed in water contains a higher omega-3 fat content than oil-packed tuna
  • Although more expensive, specialty brands of canned tuna (such as the Raincoast Trading Brand) offer more omega-3 fatty acids, more sustainable fishing methods and higher-quality production methods.

Ingredient Information:

=> Find detailed explanations about the ingredients I used in this recipe by clicking on my Ingredient Encyclopedia!


Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016-2021), ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a BSN Supplements and Til You Collapse sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

1 Comment

  1. I’m just starting to acquire a taste for some sushi dishes… Can’t wait to try your ‘Tuna Sushi” recipe Sara!!!! They look delicious! Thank you sooo much for sharing!!!


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