I guess you can call it Fish Friday! Today’s recipe is Ahi and Avocado Quinoa Sushi. I love to eat sushi on Friday’s for some reason. When I was a single mom my son and I would go out to eat Sushi after his soccer practice for a while that was a tradition.
When I met my husband I was excited that we had one thing in common Sushi! We both love it and went on our first date at a sushi place called Japonesa in Seattle.
The part of going out to Sushi that feels like cheating is the rice. After a few rolls you have had so much white rice/carbs you can’t count.
Beachbody-On-Demand has a cooking show called Fixate by trainer Autumn Calabrese and I learned how to make my own healthy sushi with Quinoa. It was my first time making these Ahi & Avocado Quinoa Sushi rolls.
I thought it would be weird with Quinoa but it actually was so yummy! It was kid approved and husband approved as well.
Sushi Grade Ahi
When you go to the store make sure to buy Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna. I forgot to actually ask the guy at the grocery store I went to but lucky I did buy the right kind. You want to make sure you use it fresh.
Ahi Tuna Benefits
Ahi tuna comes loaded with protein each 6-ounce serving of tuna offers about 41.5 grams of protein 90 percent of the daily protein needs for women and 74 percent for men, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Your body digests the protein in tuna to give rise to individual amino acids, and then uses them to make proteins needed for tissue strength, as well as hormones and enzymes that govern cell function. via LivingStrong.com
How is Quinoa Good for You?
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. via AuthorityNutrition.com
Is Quinoa Better than Brown Rice?
Both foods’ calories come primarily from their carbohydrate content, and a serving of brown rice or quinoa offers 22 or 20 grams of carbohydrates, respectively. However, quinoa offers more dietary fiber and protein than brown rice, so it should make for a more filling addition to your diet than brown rice. via SFGATE.com
How do you make Ahi Avocado Quinoa Sushi?
Watch this quick video tutorial…
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