Have you heard? Poke bowls are so hot right now! Unless you鈥檝e been living under a rock, I鈥檓 pretty sure this comes as no surprise, as these healthy, fresh, bountiful bowls are everywhere from Instagram feeds to Pinterest boards. In fact, our friends from Pinterest saw聽a 415 percent increase of poke bowl pins compared to last year. OMG! They鈥檝e even curated a board聽with some of their favorites. We wanted to take the poke bowl to the next level, so we鈥檝e combined this trend with the bento box rage to create three colorful lunches that will give your coworkers serious FOMO.

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How to Make Soy Ahi Poke

Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, make your marinade. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, juice from half a lime, ginger and garlic.
  2. Cut the green onions and add them to the bowl. Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Whisk together.
  3. Dice the tuna into small bite-sized pieces and add to the marinade. Mix so all parts are coated.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour. After the tuna marinates, you鈥檙e ready to go!
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In a small bowl, add soy sauce, sesame oil, juice from half a lime, ginger and garlic.

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Cut the green onions and add them to the bowl as well. Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Whisk together.

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Dice the tuna into small bite-sized pieces and add to the marinade. Mix so all parts are coated. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Once your tuna has marinated in the flavors, you鈥檒l be ready to make the bento boxes of your dreams.

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Bento Box 1: Soy Ahi Poke Salad

This one is the most colorful and fun to prepare. It also packs the most healthy punch, so feel free to indulge away!

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Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  1. Prepare your vegetables. Slice carrots, cucumbers and radishes into thin slices using a mandolin. Pit and cube the avocado. Cut your tomatoes. Dice the green onions.
  2. Arrange tuna, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, carrots and avocado in a pattern over your greens. Then top with microgreens and sesame seeds.
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Prepare your vegetables. I like to cut five notches into my carrots so they look like little flowers when sliced on the mandolin.

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Carefully use the mandolin to thinly slice the cucumbers and radish. Also, dice your green onion and avocado.

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Have at it! Design your bento box in a style so fresh that you鈥檒l be counting down the minutes 鈥檛il lunchtime.

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Bento Box 2: Poke and Rice

For a heartier lunch option, go for the traditional rice and poke combo. We鈥檝e added some avocado and seaweed salad for more flair and flavor.

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Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  1. Prepare your ingredients. Dice the green onion. Pit and cube the avocado.
  2. Arrange your poke bento box in a colorful creation.
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Prepare your ingredients. Dice the green onion. Pit and cube the avocado.

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Arrange your poke bento box in a colorful creation.

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I know you鈥檙e not supposed to play with your food, but when it鈥檚 this good, it鈥檚 hard not to.

Bento Box 3: Poke and Quinoa Lettuce Cups

I love this recipe because you skip the rice and replace it with some tasty and healthy quinoa. Plus, the lettuce cups are so fun to make. It鈥檚 like making little green tacos!

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Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  1. Prepare your vegetables. Dice the green onion. Pit and cube the avocado.
  2. Separate and clean butter lettuce leaves.
  3. Craft your bento box to your heart鈥檚 desire.
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Prepare your vegetables. Dice the green onion. Pit and cube the avocado. Separate and clean butter lettuce leaves.

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Arrange your bento box so you can make your own cups on the fly. I like to keep the ingredients聽separate to prevent the lettuce from getting soggy.

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I鈥檝e never seen a lunch look so happy! Who knew that making your lunch could be so fun?

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