When switching to a healthier lifestyle, it’s often that you have to give up your favorite foods. But if you’re ordering takeaway, sushi is one of the healthier options as long as you choose the right sauces and fillings. With these choices, you can eat sushi knowing that you’re eating nutritiously.
Pick the Right Fillings
When ordering sushi, choose ones with fillings rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna. Other fillings you should load up on are seaweed and vegetables like cucumbers and avocados.
Don’t Skip the Accompaniments
Many of us avoid the ginger and wasabi, but these foods are great for your immune system and they’re loaded with antioxidants. They’re much more than a pretty addition to your meal.
Avoid Crunchy Rolls
In general, the more complicated the rolls are, the more unhealthy they become. Crunchy rolls taste amazing, but they’re deep fried, making them less healthy. Stick with grilled or steamed items.
One of the easiest swaps to make the sushi more nutritious is to have brown rice instead of white rice. You can also pair sashimi with soba noodles.
We tend to load up on the sauces, but unless you’re using reduced-sodium soy sauce, try and avoid sauces. Some of the most fatty ones are spicy mayo and teriyaki sauce.