How to Keep It Healthy: Sushi Style

POSTED BY nutritionallyfit | Nov, 17, 2014 |


Sushi a “light” fare?  Sushi a traditional Japanese cuisine has gained popularity, and is thought of by many people as a light and lean meal option; however some of its health benefits were lost when they “Americanized” sushi and added mayo sauces and deep-fried the rolls.

Tips to keep sushi healthy:

1:  Skip the tempura roll. A nice fancy name for “fried” crispy

2:Go for the rice-free wraps. Some restaurants use cucumber or soy-based wraps.

3:Stick to only 2 rolls (8-10 pieces). Each roll can contain up to 500 calories. Get Sashimi and one basic roll, miso soup a salad (dressing on the side) and you will be plenty satisfied.

Calorie Counts:

Miso soup (1 cup): 90 calories, 2 grams of fat

Salmon or tuna tataki (4 ounces): Seared fish with ponzu sauce – 160 calories, 6 grams of fat

Edamame (1/2 cup): Steamed soybeans- 100 calories, 3 grams

So the next time you eat sushi stick to the non-Americanized sushi choices, go easy on the sauces and limit yourself to just one or two rolls.

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