Who says you gotta go out for Japanese?
Sea vegetables are very healthy for us! Nori among all, is a read algae seaweed which has been consumed for thousands of years for it’s great health benefits. It contains essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B12; in fact it has more vit C than oranges. It is also a great source of zinc, copper, selenium, calcium and very good source of iodine, which stimulates thyroid to produce hormones for metabolism; therefore it is great for weight loss as well! It is also a great compliment to a vegetarian diet, because with its high iron content it is a suitable alternative to seafood or red meat. So why not load up on this stuff to improve out health?!
I love sushi, but at restaurants it is full of hidden sugar (yes, even in sushi!). When I go out for sushi I often find myself scraping off the excess white rice because I know it is full of processed stuff. Instead, why not keep some nori handy and add some tuna/smoked salmon avo, cucumber and any veggies you like for a low-carb snack? You can also add some brown rice if you need some fuel throughout the day.
Kids love this as well, it takes 2 minutes to make and it is simply delicious.
HOT TIP: If you can’t get your kids to take their fish oils, just mix them in with the tuna and wrap them up like a sushi roll. They’ll never know it is there 😉
What you will need (to keep things simple):
- Nori (seaweed) sheets
- 1 185g Tuna in spingwater
- optional: 50g brown rice cooked
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 handfuls Rocket (aragula) salad
- 2 tbsp natural sesame dressing
- 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp wasabi
- For the sushi roll, combine tuna, brown rice and 1 tbsp sesame seeds in a bowl.
- Lay out your nori sheet and scoop half of the mixture on it. To make a hand roll you have to roll up the nori like a funnel, otherwise the rice mix will just fall out of it since the rice is not sticky!
- Combine wasabi and soy sauce, and dip your hand roll.
- Serve with the salad of rocket, sesame and sesame dressing.