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sushi-eating-cleanSushi is a favorite among many people, and it is a great Paleo-friendly food that offers lots of protein and vitamins and minerals. While many love sushi, there are others who simply cannot bring themselves to eat raw fish. It’s okay; sushi isn’t for everyone. But for those who are willing to give it a try, you might find that sushi could fast become one of your favorite Paleo foods.

While most forms of sushi involve some type of raw fish or seafood, it is completely safe to eat if it is fresh and is handled correctly. There are forms of sushi that don’t involve any raw meat. Fried sweet potato rolls other vegetarian rolls like cucumber and avocado rolls are great choices if you are uncertain about raw fish and seafood.

Rolls

Sushi rolls come in all sorts of varieties. There are rolls with fish, crab, and other seafood all put together into one, and many of them are garnished with all kinds of special sauces and crunchy toppings. Before you go nuts with the sushi roll menu, remember that if you’re on the Paleo diet, you need to watch the amount of carbs you eat. This means that those “crazy” rolls probably aren’t the best choices.

So what kind of sushi rolls are Paleo-friendly? Spicy tuna and spicy salmon rolls are great. Sure, they have steamed rice, but it’s not a big deal because it is a small amount. California rolls are okay, but not the best choice. Eel rolls are also delicious but many times they come with a sweet sauce, so be aware of that.

Sashimi

If you haven’t tried sashimi, you should know that it is one of the healthiest things you can eat. Again, if raw fish makes you gag, sashimi is not for you. But for those who love it, sashimi makes a great Paleo meal. Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, and other¬† fresh fish are sliced thin and served with soy sauce or Ponzu sauce. Some spring onions cut thin make a great garnish. Sashimi is healthy and delicious!

For dessert, the fried sweet potato roll makes a great ending to a healthy and satisfying Paleo meal. While there is rice involved, it’s just white rice and you won’t be consuming a great deal of it. If you’re a beginner to sushi, try it once and chances are you’ll be hooked!
James Christopher, Creative Writer