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March 28, 2013 4:00 AM
Trying to lose weight & be healthy but I'd love to know some healthy sushi rolls I could order!
March 28, 2013 4:14 AM
Avoid the ones with sauce if you like maki rolls. Lots of places can give you brown rice instead of white too if you ask. I eat mostly nigiri sushi, which is just a little rice, wasabi, and sliced fish- no mayonnaise or spicy sauce, which are the things you want to watch for!
  24939715
March 28, 2013 5:47 AM
mmmm I LOVE sushi! Your most healthy choice is obviously sashimi, just the fish with no rice. (But that isn't always as fun) I love salmon nigiri. Also if you're looking for a roll, you can get a cucumber or other veggie rolls for a lower cal option. Just avoid anything "spicy," "crunchy" or tempura." Rainbow rolls are a little but higher in calories but its loaded with healthy fats from the fish and avocado, so that's always a healthy choice too.
  5243549
March 28, 2013 5:49 AM
I just order sashimi
March 28, 2013 5:52 AM
nothing fried
no nondescript sauce

I really can't recommend it enough: sashimi.

I'll still have a roll here and there, but because they vary from one place to another, I never know exactly what is gonna be on the volcano roll. Some places, it's just a cali roll with spicy tuna.. but the last spot I ordered one, it was a tempura fried cali roll, etc.

sashimi. it doesn't change.
  17170557
March 28, 2013 5:53 AM
I agree that your best bet for calories is sashimi. And avoid sauces, tempura or "crunchy" items because they're likely to have oil and other high calorie stuff. Try to get low sodium soy sauce or drink plenty of water. Anything where it's just seafood, veggies, seaweed and rice won't be unhealthy really, just might not be low calorie. Anything where they start battering it or topping it with sauces and other stuff starts to get into potentially unhealthy.
  20063222
March 28, 2013 5:55 AM
I don't have sushi very often. When I do, it's a special treat, and I just get what I like best. I'm not going to waste a special treat meal on mediocre sushi just so I can save a little bit of calories.
March 28, 2013 5:57 AM
a place near me makes skinny california rolls, pretty much double the crab or shrimp & cucumber, they use non fried egg roll wrapper instead of rice. I don't know how much difference that makes tho.
Brown rice instead of white.

Makes me want sushi now.
March 28, 2013 5:58 AM
I agree with all the posters above! Avoid tempura/panko crumbs, hot sauces, mayo or anything deep fried.

Last time I has sushi I ordered: a cucumber roll, avocado roll and a tuna roll (not the "tuna bakudan" since that has the crunchy crumbs and hot sauce) and I was FULL!

Also, I think there are some rolls that don't have rice on the outside (and only on the inside). Those might be better ones to stick to.
March 28, 2013 5:58 AM
I'm going for sushi tonight, I'm planning on the meal being 3-5k cals. I don't think my experiences with sushi will help you, sorry.
March 28, 2013 5:58 AM
I second what everyone is saying about sashimi, but I also really like sushi rolls. I usually get one roll, either salmon or tuna avacado with brown rice and then get one or two pieces of sashimi.
March 28, 2013 5:59 AM
Sushi is delicious and there are tons of healthy rolls. Sashimi is probably the best for you. Just don't go for anything with mayo or spicy mayo in it, or tempura sushi. That's when the calories get high.
March 28, 2013 6:05 AM
Sushi is one of my favorite foods. I eat it a couple times a month and eat what I like, it's a treat. Check out http://www.sushifaq.com/sushi-health/ for calorie content and other great information about sushi.
  16939510
March 28, 2013 6:11 AM
QUOTE:

I don't have sushi very often. When I do, it's a special treat, and I just get what I like best. I'm not going to waste a special treat meal on mediocre sushi just so I can save a little bit of calories.


This. If I'm going for sushi then I'll skip lunch and get what I want. I usually order one spicy roll and one california roll. My husband and I sometimes split a fried roll. And of course there's green tea ice cream.
  4822651
March 28, 2013 6:37 AM
The nigiri is all healthy. Ditto the sashimi.

The only roll I eat on any regular basis is the California roll. The fats in it are healthy.

Most sushi is healthy, except the over-the-top Americanized rolls.
March 30, 2013 11:43 AM
QUOTE:

I'm going for sushi tonight, I'm planning on the meal being 3-5k cals. I don't think my experiences with sushi will help you, sorry.


LOL
March 30, 2013 11:51 AM
Just be aware that sushi rice contains quite a lot of sugar. It is dressed with sweetened and salted vinegar. In my Japanese cookbook, the amount of sugar is high enough that you actually have to heat up the vinegar to dissolve all that sugar in it. That's why I try to stick to sashimi served with plain rice. Also be aware that chirashi sushi is usually served on the vinegared sushi rice, and not plain rice.
  27581299
March 30, 2013 11:52 AM
What the heck are you all eating when you go for Sushi in order to be worried about the calories?

Just stay away from any tempura rolls and sauces. I can't understand why anyone would need to ask this question to be honest.

I seriously cannot grasp the idea that someone can eat 3000-5000 calories of sushi? How much of the stuff are you eating to net these kind of cals? huh
  1953998
March 30, 2013 11:54 AM
Ahh Now I want Sushi!!!

Triggers to watch out for:

Spicy: Generally means that the roll combines hot chili sauce mixed in with some fattening mayonnaise.

Crispy: Indicates that a portion of the roll, such as the meat or the onions on top of it, have been fried in fattening oils, giving your roll a huge increase in extra calories

Tempura: Just a fancy name for deep fried. They dip that shrimp or vegetables in fattening batter then deep fry it making that roll about as healthy as a french fry.


Also search internet... Best Low Calories Sushi rolls:

http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/ultimate-sushi-roll-selector
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/6-best-low-calorie-sushi-rolls bigsmile
  29909407
March 30, 2013 11:57 AM
QUOTE:

What the heck are you all eating when you go for Sushi in order to be worried about the calories?

Just stay away from any tempura rolls and sauces. I can't understand why anyone would need to ask this question to be honest.

I seriously cannot grasp the idea that someone can eat 3000-5000 calories of sushi? How much of the stuff are you eating to net these kind of cals? huh

Its all of the rice that raises the calories. Most sushi is loaded with rice. The rolls are rice with a veggie or veggie / seafood mix wrapped in the rice then with a seaweed wrap and usually more rice around the outside. While its very healthy its the rice that has the majority of the calories.

I love sushi. Our daughter has worked in a sushi restaurant for 2 years now. I used to eat quite a bit when she first worked there but now I've cut way back. I eat now mostly from the Hibachi list and don't eat all of the rice that comes with the dish.
March 30, 2013 12:03 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What the heck are you all eating when you go for Sushi in order to be worried about the calories?

Just stay away from any tempura rolls and sauces. I can't understand why anyone would need to ask this question to be honest.

I seriously cannot grasp the idea that someone can eat 3000-5000 calories of sushi? How much of the stuff are you eating to net these kind of cals? huh

Its all of the rice that raises the calories. Most sushi is loaded with rice. The rolls are rice with a veggie or veggie / seafood mix wrapped in the rice then with a seaweed wrap and usually more rice around the outside. While its very healthy its the rice that has the majority of the calories.


There are 422 calories in a cup of sushi rice. Who eats 6+ cups of rice when eating Sushi?! :-/

I'd be interested to know how many pieces everyone eats when they go and eat Sushi? Maybe it's the quantity? At the most i'll eat 5 rolls (like California rolls) and some Sashimi.
Edited by MeeshyBW On March 30, 2013 12:03 PM
  1953998
March 30, 2013 2:57 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What the heck are you all eating when you go for Sushi in order to be worried about the calories?

Just stay away from any tempura rolls and sauces. I can't understand why anyone would need to ask this question to be honest.

I seriously cannot grasp the idea that someone can eat 3000-5000 calories of sushi? How much of the stuff are you eating to net these kind of cals? huh

Its all of the rice that raises the calories. Most sushi is loaded with rice. The rolls are rice with a veggie or veggie / seafood mix wrapped in the rice then with a seaweed wrap and usually more rice around the outside. While its very healthy its the rice that has the majority of the calories.


There are 422 calories in a cup of sushi rice. Who eats 6+ cups of rice when eating Sushi?! :-/

I'd be interested to know how many pieces everyone eats when they go and eat Sushi? Maybe it's the quantity? At the most i'll eat 5 rolls (like California rolls) and some Sashimi.
There's about 190 cals in a cup of cooked sushi rice.......
March 30, 2013 3:32 PM
I order any roll I want without rice. Yum!
March 30, 2013 3:41 PM
I never thought to ask for the rolls with no rice. I skip the rice when I eat dinner there but now I'm thinking DUHHH. LOL. I have a favorite very spicy roll that I eat which isn't often. So when I do I consider it special and don't worry so much.
  22907779
March 30, 2013 3:45 PM
I always eat sashimi (raw fish slices) and edamame (salted soy beans). Super high in protein and pretty low calorie.
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