A lifestyle that includes healthy eating does not mean that you have to give up going to restaurants!! If you love sushi, just be aware some options are better than others. The calories and fat in sushi start rising depending on how it’s prepared. Here are some FittChick tips to keep you on the right track!
2. Give up fried tempura rolls, or rolls made with spicy mayo. Ask for spicy red sauce instead which is just as delicious, but with a quarter of the fat and calories.
3. If brown or black rice is available, this won’t save calories but it is a great way to get whole grains into your meal.
4. Use ginger and wasabi as much as you please, but go easy on the soy sauce because of the high sodium content.
5. Ask you sushi to be prepared with half the amount of rice, or with no rice at all. This will save you hundreds of calories and tons of carbohydrates.
When TheFittChick goes out for sushi I always order my rolls wrapped in cucumber, or wrapped in seaweed with no rice. It tastes amazing and you don’t get that feeling that you ate so much you want to unbutton your pants. I love using the spicy red sauce instead of spicy mayo, and I use a ton of ginger. I try and order any fish or seafood mixed with as many veggies as they will squeeze in. And most Japanese restaurants have steamed veggies as a side dish.
One Tuna roll with 6 pieces has 184 calories and 27 grams of carbs. But two rolls of sushi wrapped in cucumber is a surprising 144 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 29 grams of protein! If you order right, sushi is an easy way to eat out and stay healthy!
Check out this link to find out the nutritional facts for all your favorite Japanese foods!