Healthy Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Healthy Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Sushi is extremely delicious, but it can also be very unhealthy if you are not careful with your choices. The healthiest option when eating at a sushi restaurant is ordering the Sashimi.  Sashimi is simply raw fish that is sliced n thin strips and meant to eat with soy sauce and wasabi paste. This option is entirely protein packed and contains zero carbs, therefore is the absolute lowest on the glycemic index….with a GI of zero. You can also order the raw fish over a bed of rice, and this is called Nigiri. Nigiri is medium to high in  regards to its glycemic index. If I order the Nigiri, I would only eat half the rice in order to lower the carb/glycemic index of the meal. The last option is a sushi roll or sushi hand roll. This is also about medium to high on the glycemic index due to the high content of rice within each roll. Each roll contains about 2 cups of white sticky rice…and most people order at least 2-3 rolls. That is a whole heck of a lot of white rice!!! I love sushi, and typically order a few pieces of Sushimi as well as a roll or 2. I am aware that the rolls are higher on the glycemic index, so I use this as my “cheat meal” for the week. I was trying to think of a way to enjoy my sushi rolls with less carbs and fat…so I decided to head to the Japanese grocery store and see what I could come up with. I thought to myself, why not substitute...
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