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Is It Healthy: Sushi?

by in Is It Healthy?, April 27, 2012
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Is sushi a good idea for lunch today?

My husband and I make a weekly sushi lunch date.  It’s quick and easy to do in the middle of a busy work day and sushi is made with fish, veggies and rice, so it’s a healthy choice . . . or is it?

Yes?
Sushi can be a balanced meal with fish, veggies and steamed rice. Opt for fatty fish like salmon and tuna and get your daily dose of omega-3 fats or choose lean white fish or low-calorie shellfish like shrimp or scallops. Veggies like cucumbers and carrots are low in calories and avocado adds heart healthy monounsaturated fat. Many places now serve brown rice in their sushi rolls instead of white for an extra boost of fiber.

You’ll also get a healthy dose of sea vegetables like nori in sushi rolls and wakame in miso soup. These low-calorie veggies are packed with minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and iodine along with vitamins like E, C, A and various B’s.

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Reading List: Soda Linked To Early Death, BPA Ban Faces Resistance and More People Going Organic

by in Food News, April 30, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Study compares mercury levels in supermarket and restaurant sushi, NYC mayor Bloomberg encourages companies to slash salt and soda (diet and regular) linked to early death.
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Katie's Healthy Bites: Eat Your Sea Vegetables

by in Uncategorized, October 11, 2009

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We often talk about the health benefits of dark, leafy greens, but what about seaweed? Sea vegetables top the list of nutrient-dense veggies.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Foods to Avoid

by in Healthy Pregnancy, September 9, 2009

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What can’t I eat now? That’s one of the first questions that pops into your mind when you find out you’re pregnant. Sure, you cut out the alcohol and avoid caffeine, but what about those foods that might have lurking bacteria? Here are some I skip to cut back the risks.

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Spotlight Recipe: Vegetable Sushi Rolls

by in Healthy Recipes, June 15, 2009

Vegetable Sushi Rolls
Ever made your own sushi? If you’re a newbie, try this vegeterian, kid-friendly version. The raw fish is switched with a variety of vitamin-packed veggies — radishes, carrots, scallions, peppers and some avocado. Don’t forget about nori (sushi’s green wrapper). This traditional Japanese sea vegetable is high in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C (both antioxidants). Sushi makes for an easy work or school lunch; I pack cucumber and avocado rolls in my first grader’s lunch box every week!

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Healthier Dining Out: Japanese

by in Dining Out, March 20, 2009


I love to cook, but my sushi-making skills aren’t exactly up to par. So when I dine out, Japanese food is a common choice. Japanese menus have many healthy options — follow these tips to keep your order light and fresh.

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