6 Best Sushi Rolls to Order For Low-Calorie Meals

A plate of sushi with cucumber and cream cheese

Pick these nutrient-rich, low-calorie options the next time you're in the mood for sushi. Your taste buds will thank you. (And, BTW, just because a food is higher in calories doesn't necessarily mean it's less healthy.)

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Veggie Roll

close up of a piece of a veggie sushi roll

170 calories, 5g fat per roll

Fresh and pickled vegetables serve up vitamins A, C, and E, while the seaweed wrap provides minerals such as iodine, zinc, and calcium. For an extra dose of fiber, swap out the white rice for brown.

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Mackarel Roll

close up of a piece of a mackerel sushi roll

232 calories, 2g fat per roll

Consider this white fish instead of your usual tuna, which might contain dangerously high levels of mercury, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Mackerel is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, a mineral that may help protect against cancer.

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Rainbow Roll

close-up of a piece of a rainbow sushi roll

330 calories, 8g fat per roll

Made with colorful fish wrapped around a vegetable roll, this favorite packs a nutritious punch. Pair one with a bowl of miso soup for a filling, flavorful meal.

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Salmon Cucumber Roll

close-up of a piece of a salmon cucumber sushi roll

231 calories, 4g fat per roll

This pick is high in heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Plus, cucumbers offer a ton of antioxidants and can help keep your digestion regular. Keep it healthy and homemade and learn how to make your own maki rolls.

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Sashimi

close-up of a piece of sashimi being held by chopsticks

33 calories, 1g fat per piece

Because it's served sans rice, one of these thin slices of raw fish contains fewer calories than sushi. Dab each with wasabi: The green horseradish paste has antimicrobial properties that may help fend off food poisoning.

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Shrimp Roll

close up of a piece of a shrimp sushi roll

199 calories, 0g fat per roll

Skip the deep-fried tempura roll in favor of this healthier (but just as tasty) counterpart. If you miss the crunch of the tempura, get it with cucumber or pickled radish, then add a pinch of tempura flakes on the side.

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