This is one of my favorite lunches. It reminds me of sushi without the price tag. Sea vegetables are some of the most amazing foods on the planet. Not only do sea vegetables purify and balance the ocean ecosystem, they are also one of the most nutrient dense AND bioavailable foods you can put in your pie-hole. Bioavailable means that seaweed is naturally easy for our bodies to digest, assimilate, and absorb the kick-ass nutrients that seaweed provides. Did I mention that seaweed is also a sustainable resource?
Just like seaweed purifies the ocean, it also detoxes your body. Nori is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, C, B1, B2, niacin and iodine. Nori also has the highest protein content and is the most easily digested of the seaweeds.
In parts of Asia and Japan, sea vegetables have been linked to health and longevity in populations with a high consumption of the food.
If you're looking for ways to add this SUPER anti-oxidizing food to your diet, these nori wraps are a great starting point!
1 package of nori sheets
Any of the following veggies, sliced long and thin:
Sliced bell peppers
Baby spinach/chopped romaine
Sugar snap/snow peas
Thinly sliced red/green cabbage
Fresh cilantro, parsley, green onions
Sprouts - mung bean, alfalfa
Ramekin of warm water
Place one nori sheet in front of you, rough side facing up. About one quarter of the way up from the bottom, start layering your toppings, starting with your spinach or romaine first. Do not over-layer and toppings should take up no more than ¼ of the entire sheet, otherwise you won’t be able to roll it.
Dip your index and middle fingers in the warm water and spread the remaining empty top half of the nori sheet with the warm water, dipping your fingers back in the water as they dry out. Take the bottom edge (the edge closest to you) and pull it up towards the top to begin rolling slowly, pushing the toppings back towards you as you roll.
Repeat until you run out of toppings!
I really love dipping these nori wraps in my Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Dip.