Yup, we’re sushi fans, just like you! 🙂 So if you’re like most of our clients (and like us too!) you probably feel like you could eat a lot of sushi rolls while socializing over the course of the meal and not even notice. But, of course, like all good things in life ;), those innocent looking rolls can really add up!
How much sushi is enough? And what can you do to prevent overdoing it? We tell you all you need to know about when to cut back on the number of rolls you order–and how to fill up without filling out! Check out our short video below (we filmed it as we were answering callers questions live for Qinetic.com.
For more calorie saving tips, what to order, why nagori rolls are the way to go, and how to take Sushi by the fins (woops, we mean horns!) check out Slim Your Sushi
And to make your own sushi right at home, try these yummy recipes:
Using Sushi Grade Tuna:
Another tip? When you add cream cheese or spicy mayo, or “crunchy” (aka fried) you are getting extra calories and fat. Your typical California roll or the standard Shrimp and Avocado roll ranges from 250-300 calories, while a Cream Cheese Roll with Tuna or a Crunchy Shrimp roll suddenly may cost you 570-700 calories per roll.
If you love the spicy rolls, just be aware you’ll add about 100 calories per roll to the regular versions. We are California and Tuna roll fans- and occasionally, if the spicy is done just right (not much mayo) we go for that!
TELL US: What do you order at a sushi restaurant?
- 2 nori seaweed sheets
- ½ medium cucumber, cut into spears
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup canned tuna (the photo above uses sashimi, but canned works well and is easier for most people to get)
- Chili Pepper
- Mrs Dash or Trader Joe’s 21-Salute Seasoning
- Dash of wasabi powder
- Lay the seaweed sheet flat.
- Drain the can of tuna and mixed together with avocado as you mash the avocado into the tuna.
- Mix Chili Pepper and other seasonings in. Depending on how spicy you like it, you may want to add more chili and wasabi powder.
- Dampen both ends of the nori wrap and add a few cucumber spears to one end of the nori wrap and add half of the tuna mixture. Do the same to the other wrap, ¼ cup of tuna.
- Roll seaweed sheet up like you would with a yoga mat. Enjoy!