Sushi is seen by many as a healthy food anyway, and compared to fast food burgers and the like, it is definitely a better option. But the white rice that is used can spike blood sugar levels and is high in carbs, with no additional nutritional benefits. The healthy sushi below, uses quinoa, which has a lot less grams of carbs and a lot more protein. More bang for your buck as they say somewhere around the world (not In Yorkshire!) So check out these healthy delicious little items and make yourself and your kids a halo inducing meal with a difference!
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 tbsp mirin (if you don’t have any, simply double the amount of rice vinegar)
2 tbsp tahini (this is going to help keep the quinoa together)
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 sheets of nori seaweed
You can put what you like in your sushi, I had a little bit of left over salmon, so I used that with some raw, carrots, cucumber and avocado cut into long thin strips. Obviously if you want it vegetarian, you leave out the salmon.
I did not make my sushi with a proper bamboo mat – (I don’t have one) I just rolled them up really tightly (reminded me a bit of rolling up my sleeping bag bed when I was a girl guide!)
1. Mix the mirin, vinegar and tahini to the quinoa (make sure quinoa is cool)
2. Lay out a sheet of seaweed and spread the quinoa mix over about 2/3 of the sheet
3. Place whatever fillings you have prepared down the middle of the quinoa.
4. Start rolling! Just make sure it’s tight and tucked under. If you have a bamboo mat or a sushi making mat, it will help, but it’s not crucial. Mine stayed tight without using a mat.
Serve with a delicious green salad and make sure you are wearing sunglasses when you look in a mirror -you don’t want that shiny halo to blind you!