The summer roll is a perfect sushi roll for beginners. Okay, so it’s not exactly a traditional sushi roll but the summer roll is a combination of Japanese and Vietnamese rolls.
Cooked shrimp highlights this cold roll, made with rice paper and filled with cucumber, avocado, carrots, imitation crabmeat and lettuce. The summer roll is light and refreshing, and surprisingly low in calories.
Major Nutrients Found In A Summer Roll
If you’re looking for a tasty way to enjoy exotic food without a lot of calories, you could a lot worse than the summer roll. With high amounts of sodium and cholesterol, many people avoid the summer roll, but a little creative planning an you can enjoy this roll without guilt.
With no saturated fat and just 8% total fat in the summer roll you won’t pack on the pounds with this light delight. What many dieters appreciate about the summer roll is the high amounts of carbs, fiber and protein, because it’ll energize you and burn fat simply processing the summer roll.
Choose a summer roll made fresh to order. Many of the ingredients, including avocado and cucumber lose flavor after a few days. The avocado should be green and the carrots and cucumbers should be firm and crunchy.
Store your fresh summer roll in the refrigerator no more than 2 days, particularly if you’ve enjoyed a roll before storage.
Eat It With:
The summer roll is not a traditional sushi roll, but it does come with the sushi trio of soy sauce, ginger and wasabi. Typically the summer roll also comes with sweet hot sauce, similar to sweet & sour sauce found in Chinese food. This filling summer roll can be served as an appetizer or eat it all for a satisfying meal!
Burn Off Calories In A Summer Roll
To burn off the calories in a summer roll, you would have to complete:
- 27 minutes of swimming
- 35 minutes of hitting a punching bag
- 30 minutes of circuit training