Convenient and Healthy
You don’t even have to like fish to like this kind of sushi! Nori wraps are a convenient, grain free and low carb way to eat a “sandwich”. You can easily roll up some goodies for lunch to create a wrap-style meal without the bread. They also make a perfect snack! My favorite part is they can be personalized to fit any diet. You can create endless flavor combinations, and as a bonus, seaweed also has some pretty great health benefits. So there are tons of reasons to rotate nori wraps in with your regular meal staples!
Nori wraps are traditionally known as the seaweed sheets used to make sushi. But that’s definitely not all they are limited to! If you’ve never seen them or don’t know where to buy them, you can find nori wraps in most Asian/ethnic aisles of grocery stores, and definitely at any Asian specialty market. The wraps themselves are made only from seaweed, so there’s no other ingredients.They are absolutely gluten free, paleo, and vegan, and they also have a pretty neutral taste when paired with other flavors.
Grain Free Sandwich
Nori wraps are also very low in carbohydrates and low in calories, which makes them a great replacement for bread. But since it’s just seaweed, don’t think you will be full off of just one of these rolls for a meal. The key is if you’re used to eating a regular sandwich for lunch, make sure there is a lot more to your meal than just the one nori wrap. But, feel free to load up your nori with satisfying foods to make the wraps way more filling. Also try adding prepared rice or quinoa to the wrap to make it even more filling. My favorite combinations include:
- Chicken – Leftover chicken, cucumber, avocado, carrots, and quinoa.
- Salmon – Smoked salmon, cucumber, avocado, and scallion.
- Veggie – Avocado, cucumber, carrot, rice, and spinach.
- Breakfast – Boiled egg, avocado, spinach, and hot sauce.
- BLT – Bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado oil mayo.
Nori WrapsPrint This
- Protein - try lunch meats, leftover roasted chicken, steak slices, smoked salmon, tuna, or even a vegan protein like quinoa!
- Healthy fat - add some avocado, organic sour cream, organic cream cheese, mayo (homemade without canola oil if possible), etc.
- Vegetables - anything flat or that can be julienned is best - excellent choices are lettuce, spinach, carrots, cucumber, radicchio, arugula, scallion, red onion, etc.
- Dips - balsamic vinegar, wasabi, soy sauce, coconut aminos, wasabi yogurt dip, healthy dressings.. anything!
- Lay the nori sheet out flat on a cutting board.
- Layer the ingredients starting with your choice of healthy fat *keep everything to the left of the wrap and roll it up from left to right – it will keep the ingredients in place*.
- Roll it up nice and tight (if the nori wrap wants to unroll, pat the edge of the nori with a little water so it sticks together).
- Cut the wrap at least in half to make it manageable to eat, or cut it into sushi sized pieces for a bite sized treat!