Are you an adventurous collegiette? If so, going out for sushi can be one of the healthiest (and yummiest) choices restaurant-wise! Sushi can be packed with protein from fish and vegetables, but additional ingredients can lead to high fat and sodium consumption.
Pick It: Edamame
Skip It: Soft Shell Crab Roll
If you’re looking to fill a void in your healthy appetizer life, edamame will do the trick. These steamed soybeans (110 calories per serving) are an excellent source of protein and relatively low in sodium despite the salt sprinkled on top. Edamame is also high in iron and cholesterol-free. Soft Shell Crab Rolls are relatively typical of sushi restaurants, but are about 310 calories per serving in comparison.
Pick It: Sashimi
Skip It: California Roll
For the novice sushi eater, sashimi may be a challenge initially. Raw fish cut in slices? That sounds scary! However, most sashimi has great flavor and the lack of rice or condiments make it much more calorie-friendly than a California roll. You should also avoid any kind of sushi with “Tempura” in it. This means it was battered and fried!
Pick It: Sweet Mochi
Skip It: Green Tea Ice Cream
Sushi joints are usually limited in dessert selection, and will vary widely on options. Green tea ice cream has decent nutrient value and is only 110 calories per serving. However, Mochi (sweet rice cakes) have an edge calorie-wise because if you eat only one, it is just about 60 calories. The key words there are “only one” though!