All you can eat sushi is a major trend, and for good reason! It’s delicious, and can be nutritious… if you know what to choose!
My favourite swap of all time is a cucumber roll- literally!
The amount of rice in a roll varies everywhere you go, and it can be challenging to guesstimate how much rice you’re actually eating! A lot of places will wrap rolls in cucumber if you ask for it: A simple swap filled with the same umami flavour!
Choose dishes with minimal ingredients that you know the contents of, such as:
- Miso soup
- Grilled chicken or beef skewers
- Sashimi (raw fish)
- Tataki (seared sashimi)
- Sushi (raw fish on rice)
- Rolls wrapped in cucumber
- Bowl of riceMost places will bring a side of sliced avocado and cucumber if you nicely ask for it! 🙂
ENJOY IN MODERATION/AVOID
- Rolls with mayo
Two tbsp of mayo can easily be slapped onto a roll, totalling 10g of fat and 100 calories. Ask if it’s possible to be prepared without.
- Seaweed salad
Usually loaded with added sugar/corn syrup and sesame oil
- Deep fried items, such as tempura or “crispy” rolls
- Noodles or meats smothered in sweet sauces
Homemade sushi is a great alternative to eating out, and is super simple to throw together! For the recipe, see here!