Is Poke Keto? Poke Loa Offers Delicious Food That Matches Your Diet

By Poke Loa April 15, 2019

Poke bowls are designed to be some of the healthiest meals you can find for lunch or dinner. With delicious fresh proteins like tuna and salmon and a wide variety of locally sourced and freshly cut vegetables and other toppings, Poke Loa is quickly becoming the go-to restaurant for those looking for a healthy option. One of the most popular diets followed today is the keto diet. As more and more health-conscious diners walk into our restaurants, we’re constantly hearing them ask, “Is poke keto?” Poke Loa strives to create healthy poke bowls for every customer in New Orleans, and every bowl can be customized to match your dietary needs.


What Makes a Poke Bowl Keto?

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet) is a low-carb diet full of healthy fats that offers a wide range of health benefits. Countless books and recipes have been written about the keto diet, and many find dramatic weight loss results when they follow it closely. With the keto diet, the main idea is to drastically cut down on your carbohydrate intake and replace carbs with healthy fats. This allows the body to lower its blood sugar and insulin while shifting the body’s metabolism. In the keto diet, there are several foods you want to actively avoid or reduce as much as possible. These foods include:

  • High sugar foods
  • Grains or starches
  • Root vegetables
  • Beans or legumes
  • Condiments with sugar
  • Unhealthy fats and oils
  • Alcohol


Foods that you want to focus on when following a keto diet contain healthy fats and proteins. The foods you want to base your meals around include:

  • Healthy meat proteins
  • Fatty fish
  • Unprocessed cheese
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy oils
  • Avocados
  • Low-carb vegetables (leafy greens, onions, peppers, etc)
  • Low-sugar condiments


So is poke keto? Absolutely! Poke bowls are delicious, fresh, and easy to customize to match the keto lifestyle. There are simple ways to ensure that your Poke Loa poke bowl retains the benefits of a keto diet. For example, you can choose a base of leafy greens, and avoid some of the carb-filled mix-ins. We offer a wide selection of nutritious fish full of healthy fats that can be a perfect ingredient in your customized keto bowl. With our many low-sugar sauces and nutritious vegetables, you’ll find designing a keto poke bowl at Poke Loa to be incredibly easy.


Keto Poke Loa Recipes

When you visit one of our many locations in and around New Orleans, our employees are available to help you design the perfect keto poke bowl for you. If you want to have a few recipes in mind, here are some suggestions to get you started.


Step One: Pick Your Base

At Poke Loa, we offer a nutritious spring mix that can be substituted instead of rice to make sure your poke bowl is keto-friendly.


Step Two: Choose Your Protein

With two scoops for the regular size bowl and three for the large, your poke bowl is guaranteed to have a lot of healthy protein choices. Salmon, shrimp, tuna, and yellowtail are some popular and delicious keto proteins for your bowl.


Step Three: Add Your Mix-Ins

Cucumbers, onions, and cilantro are all tasty Poke Loa mix-ins that can be added to the bowl to enhance the flavor while following a keto diet.


Step Four: Select Your Toppings

Onions, jalapenos, macadamia nuts, avocados are just a few of our toppings that fit into the keto diet. At our locations, you’ll see our large display of various toppings and sauces to add to your keto bowl. Ask any of our Poke Loa staff which ingredients are keto-friendly and they’ll be happy to assist you in designing your perfect keto poke bowl.


Visit One of Our Poke Loa Locations Today

At Poke Loa, we have fresh and locally sourced ingredients and toppings to fit every dietary restriction. We want to be able to share our nutritious bowls with everyone in New Orleans, which is why we make them fully customizable with endless combinations. If you’re following the keto diet, visit any of our Poke Loa locations today!