Decided to broaden my sushi horizons and I am absolutely obsessed.
Sushi can be a very healthy balanced meal rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein . However, what you order and how much determine whether you consume a 300 calorie or 1000 calorie meal. Three rules: 1. Use sauces sparingly. They pack on extra calories, sodium, and fat. 2. The words spicy, crispy, and tempura are not a friend to your waistline. Spicy usually means chili sauce and mayo, crispy and tempura indicate frying in fattening oils. 3. Limit yourself to 2-4 rolls.
1. Cucumber Roll: 135 calories F0 P6 C30
2. California Roll: 225 calories F7 P9 C38 (ehhhhh)
3. Avocado Roll: 140 calories F8 P2 C28 (low calorie/healthy fat)
4. Eel and Avocado Roll: 372 calories F17 P C31 P20 (Of course this is my favorite roll! Trim the fat and up the nutrients by opting for brown rice and no sugary sauce)
5. Spicy Tuna Roll: 290 calories F11 P24 C27 (again ask for no sauce)
6. Shrimp Tempura Roll : 508 calories F21 P20 C64 (Tempura= deep fried)
7. Sashimi Roll: 35 calories F1.5 P6 C0
Life is short. If you love the Shrimp Tempura Roll, order 1 and then pick 2-3 healthier options. OR order 2 and work them off. Practice balance every single day!