Imagine if you could have a nutrition-angel on your shoulder every time you head to a Japanese resto? Now you can! Welcome to The Food Fix. Here's what I recommend:
- Miso soup (if you are not salt sensitive)
- Mixed green salad with half a serving of the ginger dressing.
- Chicken or salmon teriyaki with double steamed veggies (no rice)
- Six-piece maki roll with four pieces of sashimi
- Six pieces of sashimi and a side order of oshitashi (spinach).
- Dishes described as Agemono or tempura, both of which are deep fried
- Spider, dynamite, spicy rolls, and eel.
- Sushi rolls made with cream cheese and too much avocado
- Look for rolls wrapped in cucumber instead of rice (naruto style).
- Edamame usually comes salted it is soy beans, so this works best for vegetarians or slower eaters who will only have a few pieces.
- You can also always sub the rice in a hand roll for cucumber.
- Always request lite soy sauce and add wasabi and ice cubes to help dilute it and no refills.
- Eat with chopsticks to help slow you down.
- Be careful with sake. It is more calories than you think. Six ounces of sake is about 240 calories versus 150 calories for six ounces of wine.