Although I rarely go out to eat these days, when I do, I usually prefer a good sushi restaurant! There is so much variety, which keeps it exciting each and every time!
Unfortunately, sushi can be expensive to eat on a consistent basis. In addition, sushi can be an unhealthy choice as well. If you consider it a “treat” meal, then don’t fret indulging once in awhile! But if you eat it daily or several times a week, you might want to rethink the type you are consuming. Glamour posted this comparison of a “typical sushi lunch” in their article: Shocking Food Autopsies. To understand why sushi can sometimes be an unhealthy choice, and how to make it a healthier option, check out this article I wrote: How to Make Sushi Healthier
The good news? There is a way to make sushi not only an affordable option, but a healthy one as well! After I threw this together a few days ago, it has become a staple in my daily diet. It’s so simple and delicious and just like at a regular sushi restaurant, there are so many amazing options!
Healthy Sushi Bowl
- 3-4oz Fish of choice (I recommend seared ahi, sushi grade salmon, or even a baked white fish)
- 1/2 Cup Brown Rice
- 2 oz Avocado
- Shredded Carrot
- Finely Sliced Cucumber Slivers
- 1 Sheet of Seaweed (torn apart)
- Pinch of Sea Salt or 1-2 TB Low Sodium Soy Sauce (optional)
Cook rice in rice cooker (or other method of preference). Once rice is finished, cook fish (again, using method of choice). You can sear, bake or even eat raw depending on the fish and the grade. If you are consuming raw fish, be certain you are getting sushi grade. In addition, pregnant women should not consume raw seafood! If you’re unsure whether the fish you have is acceptable to be eaten raw, your best bet is to cook the little sucker. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix and enjoy!