Low-Carb Sushi*

Low-Carb Sushi*

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 😉

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What you will need (to keep things simple):

the roll:

  • Nori (seaweed) sheets
  • 1 185g Tuna in spingwater
  • optional: 50g brown rice cooked
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

salad:

  • 2 handfuls Rocket (aragula) salad
  • 2 tbsp natural sesame dressing
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp wasabi

 

Directions:

  1. For the sushi roll, combine tuna, brown rice and 1 tbsp sesame seeds in a bowl.
  2. 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!
  3. Combine wasabi and soy sauce, and dip your hand roll.
  4. Serve with the salad of rocket, sesame and sesame dressing.
 

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