If you haven’t noticed, going out for sushi is becoming as popular as happy hour. If you find yourself getting sushi with your friends at least once a week, here are some tips to keep your health in check:
1. Go Easy on the Soy Sauce
The amount of sodium in soy sauce is certifiably insane. If you can’t imagine your sushi without it, try out the lower sodium version. Even better, dip your chopsticks in the sauce before you pick up your sushi instead of dunking the whole piece in a pool of salty goodness.
2. Ask for Half Rice
Rice can be a hidden calorie bomb. To save some calories ask the restaurant to kindly use half the rice they would normally use. If you’re feeling even more spontaneous, ask if the restaurant offers quinoa instead of rice.
3. Skip the Tempura Rolls
I know, the crunch of a fried piece of fish in your sushi is so satisfying. However, tempura options have a higher calorie and fat content than non-tempura rolls. If this is the only way you will eat your sushi, make the rest of your meal lighter and skip the heavy brown sauces and spicy mayo that often comes with tempura rolls.
4. Sharing is caring
Whoever claims that they are “absolutely stuffed” after one roll is a liar. Most people order two or three rolls to satisfy their sushi cravings. So, the next time you go out for sushi with your friends, follow the tips above and order a bunch of different rolls to share.
Sushi is by far the trendiest new food around town. With the endless sushi options, you are sure to find some that won’t break the calorie bank.
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