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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Sushi

Updated: May 24, 2020


Sushi is a hard to replicate while following a low-carb or Keto diet, since the typical Sushi recipes require rice. However, you can still make traditional sashimi rolls by replacing the seaweed and rice using cooked bacon slices with whipped cream cheese. Simply add some sliced veggies, and either shrimp or crabmeat for those who love seafood in their sushi, and you can enjoy epic Keto sushi rolls.

  • 12 slices of precooked bacon, cut in half

  • package of imitation crabmeat strips

  • 2 avocados, sliced

  • 8 oz. whipped cream cheese

  • Sesame seeds or flaxseed, for garnish

  • optional: slices of cucumber, carrots, zucchini

  • optional: Soy sauce, sliced ginger, wasabi for taste


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Sharp knife, measuring spoons

Prep: 15 min

Ready: 15 min Serves: 12 rolls

1. Cut avocado and any other veggies into sticks, roughly the same width of the bacon strips. Do the same with the crabmeat strips.


2. Spread a thin even layer of cream cheese on each halved slice of bacon.


3. Divide vegetables and crabmeat evenly on one side of each bacon slice.


4. Roll up the veggies and crabmeat tightly within the bacon.


5. Garnish with either sesame seeds or flaxseed, if preferred.


6. Enjoy with soy sauce, ginger slices, and wasabi, if preferred.

1 serving:

calories: 660

total fat: 49.4g

cholesterol: 75mg

sodium: 1922mg

potassium: 265mg

fiber: 0.1g

sugar: 2g

protein: 21.1g

A Ketogentic diet causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis). Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, usually happens over two to four days of eating fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Keep in mind that this is a highly individualized process, and some people need a more restricted diet to start producing enough ketones.

Because it lacks carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet is rich in proteins and fats. It typically includes plenty of meats, eggs, processed meats, sausages, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and fibrous vegetables. Because it is so restrictive, it is really hard to follow over the long run. Carbohydrates normally account for at least 50% of the typical American diet. One of the main criticisms of this diet is that many people tend to eat too much protein and poor-quality fats from processed foods, with very few fruits and vegetables. Patients with kidney disease need to be cautious because this diet could worsen their condition. Additionally, some patients may feel a little tired in the beginning, while some may have bad breath, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and sleep problems.

Sparkling wines, or Rosé wine are ideal.



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