I'll admit that I drink raw milk and plan to continue doing so throughout pregnancy, so I'm comfortable ignoring conventional wisdom's dietary guidelines when I don't think there's good reason behind them.
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
Take Care and if you decide to go for the sushi- ENJOY!
Crunchy Mama to 3 boys '06 and '08 and '10
And a brand new baby born 4/12
Our family is now complete
I also drink raw milk and avoid processed foods and most sugar.
Living happily and embracing adventures.
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It was so deeply satisfying, in that way that things are when you've been craving them intensely...
My Ob said no sushi but all I want is a California Roll. Are they *really* sushi?
"Sushi" is rice seasoned with salt, sugar, and vinegar. Unless you have other reasons to be watching salt or sugar, there's nothing in there that's dangerous.
As for a California Roll, listeria has been linked, on maybe one or two occasions, to cooked imitation crabmeat. So, it depends on how comfortable you are with that risk. (Listeria has also been found in pasteurized milk, hummus, bagged shredded processed cheese, bagged lettuce, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and I've received advice to avoid anything that comes cold and ready-to-eat. Um, yeah, good luck with that.)
The rest of the ingredients--avocado, cucumber--are fine, although I know some OBs will warn you off of anything prepared at a sushi counter "just to be safe," because the raw and the cooked are handled right there and you never know.
FWIW, I have eaten shrimp tempura roll--with spicy mayo, which even though it's been pasteurized is probably a risk for something.
Strangely, I have never once been asked if I ever fail to wear a seatbelt while in the car, which I would assume is a much bigger risk to both me and the baby than an occasional sliver of deli ham.
Spouse (the political geek) * Stepdaughter (the artist) * and introducing...the Baby (um, he's a baby? He likes shiny things).
Having said that, sushi in the states is WAY different for the most part. I do eat sushi, but I am SUPER choosey on my venue. It is totally a personal choice since you are taking "risks". You take risks anytime you eat out though. Most eateries are going to feed you the lowest grade meat/veggies they can find. If it seems like you're getting a deal, stay away!
Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
I am pretty risk averse, so I avoided any sushi made with raw fish - but I ate a ton of cooked and veggie rolls. For what ever reason, I was obsessed with wasabi too - couldn't get enough. I ate a lot of udon soup too - it helped satisfy the cravings :-)