I believe everyone should have a few non-negotiable foods that satisfy their deepest cravings. Mine happen to be sushi, wine, and chocolate. I don’t really discriminate…dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate covered strawberries, Trader Joe’s chocolate covered edamame…
okay back to sushi.
My normal order:
roll: seaweed wrap, tuna & smoked salmon (double meat), cucumber, avocado, jalapeno, cream cheese, spicy mayo, sesame seeds. YES. i. know. cream cheese and spicy mayo are unhealthy… but my motto is… satisfy your craving the way you desire it (in moderation) and then your done. you don’t go back for more. and more. well at least for a few weeks.
What’s so healthy bout’ it?
Watching your sodium: go light on the soy sauce or use the low sodium version. watch your intake of smoked salmon.
Watching your fat intake: go light on the mayonnaise based sauces, cream cheese, and skip the deep-fried rolls.
Watching your calories (aren’t we all): everything in moderation.
Fortunately, the side dishes served at most sushi restaurants are super healthy. Load up on edamame, miso soup (watch your sodium intake), or seaweed salad before your sushi roll and you’ll be less likely to overindulge.
Fusian has a handy dandy nutrition calculator. Build your sushi roll, then it tells you all the nutritional info. Check it out here.
Is raw fish safe? Women who plan to become pregnant in the near future, those who are already pregnant or nursing, children up to age 12, elderly people, and anyone with liver disease or any other disease or condition that compromises their immune system should steer clear of raw fish.
Anyone ever up for sushi, gimme a ring. I’m always up for it 🙂