Nori Rolls

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If these seaweed-wrapped, homemade sushi rolls look difficult, think again! Light, filling, and nutritious…these rolls are delicious any time of the day— and they make a great packed lunch.

We developed these rolls as an alternative to wheat burritos; little did we know seaweed is as delicious as it is nutritious!

Nori is a rich source of iodine, an important micronutrient which governs multiple systems in the body. Nori is also a sufficient source of iron, a mineral required by red blood cells to transport oxygen to the entire body.

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  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Veganaise or mayonnaise
  • Pickled ginger
  • Portobello mushrooms sautéed in avocado oil
  • Spinach leaves
  • Sesame seeds
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nori sheets
  • Soy sauce or tamari sauce (gluten-free!)

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Instructions

  1. Dampen each nori sheet lightly with a paper towel or damp hands.
  2. Layer ingredients on one half of the nori sheet and sprinkle seasoning over the top to taste.
  3. Roll as tightly as possible.
  4. Enjoy!

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  • Hemp seeds
  • Sandwich meat
  • Chicken or turkey breast
  • Bacon
  • Baked or fried tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cream cheese (vegan or regular)
  • Sour cream (vegan or regular)
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Lemon juice, ginger spice and garlic salt
  • Tomatoes
  • Steamed beets
  • Pesto

Word of caution to those with Hashimoto’s thyroid disease: consult your physician before increasing your intake of iodine. An excess of iodine could be harmful to those with a thyroid disease!

Nori Rolls

Ingredients

  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Veganaise or mayonnaise
  • Pickled ginger
  • Portobello mushrooms sautéed in avocado oil
  • Spinach leaves
  • Sesame seeds
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nori sheets
  • Soy sauce or tamari sauce (gluten-free!)

Instructions

  1. Dampen each nori sheet lightly with a paper towel or damp hands.
  2. Layer ingredients on one half of the nori sheet and sprinkle seasoning over the top to taste.
  3. Roll as tightly as possible.
  4. Enjoy!
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3 comments

  • Kim

    August 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    These look fabulous! My daughter would love these for lunch except for the mushroom and tofu. I think I could substitute thinly sliced chicken since she is not vegan. Thoughts? Any other ideas?

    1. Digestible Wisdom

      August 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Kim,

      Chicken would be a great addition to these rolls. Sandwich meats, bacon, chicken or turkey breast are all great options for a protein source in this recipe. Try marinating your chicken in an Italian spice blend or Italian vinaigrette. The balsamic vinegar adds a delicious cooling agent that goes perfectly with cucumbers and nori, and balances the hot spice of ginger. If those flavors aren’t conducive to your daughter’s palate (or if you want to maintain the asian feel of this dish), try soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or a blend of ginger, garlic and lemon!

      Have fun 🙂

      1. Kim

        August 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        Very helpful reply. Thank you!

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