Nori is a tried-and-true real superfood that I must tell you about so today not only am I going to share information about it, but I’m also sharing Sunrise Nori Wraps for Elimination Diet.


Did you know that nori is an edible seaweed that can either be eaten fresh or as a dried sheet? Most often, we eat them as dried sheets (they are the “wraps” of sushi rolls).

As a dried sheet, it is black/green, but prior to the drying process, its original color is red.

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Amie Valpone All About Nori

A 2011 study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reviewed 100 studies on the health benefits of seaweed and reported that some of the proteins in seaweed could serve as better sources of bioactive peptides than those in milk products. These reduce blood pressure, and boost heart health. (Source)

Additionally, it helps lower cholesterol, is rich in fiber, high in iron, contains impressive iodine content and good amounts of Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and Vitamins C, E and K. (Source) I started consuming it more frequently after being diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid and severe adrenal fatigue. My doctor said it was a “must-add” item to my diet.

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Amie Valpone Nori Salad 3 Simple Ways I Eat Nori for healing

3 Simple Ways to Eat Nori

There are 3 simple ways I primarily add Nori into my diet. I am trying to eat it more and more often (just bought a jumbo pack again), and these 3 ways are my favorite!

  1. Roll with ’em

    I haven’t had this one in awhile but used to eat it constantly. Simply lay out a flat sheet of dried Nori. Top it with wild tuna (Wild Planet is my favorite!), avocado and/or green olives and then drizzle with a little Hemp Oil, Olive Oil, and/or Coconut Aminos. Roll and enjoy as an appetizer or snack.

  2. Bake ’em

    Everyone always asks me how to still get crunchy without chips? Here you go! Try Nori Chips.

  3. Slice ’em

    Pull apart dried sheets into whatever size desired, and then toss in with a warm or warm/raw salad. I added them last night to a warm/raw salad which consisted of organic spring mix, water chestnuts, sliced Nori, roasted organic chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts and drizzled with a little Coconut Aminos and Buttery Coconut Oil. So good!

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Amie Valpone Nori Salad

But if you’re looking for even more ideas with Nori, I have a complete recipe for you today!

Amie Valpone

There are a lot of bloggers in the ‘sphere with autoimmune conditions who (sometimes or not at all) talk the talk, but never walk the walk.

And if I’m to be completely transparent with you, it drives me absolutely crazy.

My friend and author of the brand new book, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body is not one of these people, so when she came to me wondering if I’d share a recipe from the book, I was super excited!

I met Amie several years back through a mutual friend who thought we might really get along due to health commonalities and approaches. And we absolutely did!

You might not know her as Amie Valpone, but instead as The Healthy Apple.

Either way, if you’re a fan of gut healing and healing autoimmune disease with food and lifestyle vs. drugs and medication (which, you are because you follow my blog!) then you must check out Amie, her blog, and her brand new book (eek….how exciting – I am longing for this day, too!).

Sunrise Nori Wraps for Elimination Diet

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Amie Valpone

I had the chance to review several recipes from her new book, and I wanted to share this one with you because – well – nori.

Sunrise Nori Wraps
Serves: 4
If you like California rolls, you’ll love these nori wraps (though personally, I think they’re so much better!). The tahini dressing is truly addictive—you’re going to want to dress everything in it—and the cabbage provides a nice crunch. If possible, use a food processor to slice the cabbage so you can get it super thin. Also, make sure the vegetable strips are all the same width and length so that they don’t hang over the edges of the nori sheets; this will make rolling up the wraps easier. Use leftover tahini drizzle as a dressing for salads or as a dip for crudités
  • 4 nori seaweed sheets
  • ¼ small head red cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • a large carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, julienned
  • a small cucumber, julienned
  • large ripe avocado (1), pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • recipe Spicy Tahini Drizzle (1)
  1. Place the nori sheets on a flat surface.
  2. Divide the cabbage, carrot, squash, cucumber, and avocado among the sheets.
  3. Top each pile of vegetables with a heaping tablespoon of the Spicy Tahini Drizzle, and then roll up the nori sheets into a tube shape

In case you want to add the bonus Spicy Tahini Drizzle to these wraps….

Spicy Tahini Drizzle Recipe

Spicy Tahini Drizzle
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tablespoons (1¼ )chickpea miso paste
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Water, as needed to thin the drizzle
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a blender.
  2. Blend, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time as you go, until the mixture becomes a thin sauce.

Text excerpted from EATING CLEAN, © 2016 by AMIE VALPONE. Reproduced by permission of HoughtonMifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved

If you love this recipe (and of course you do), grab her book HERE for other recipes like; Golden Bell Pepper Soup, Magical Peach Arugula Salad, Millet Tacos, Basil and Mint Squash Noodles and more.

p.s. If you buy, I make zero money. I’m just sharing awesome because good food with healing properties should be shared and celebrated.

Looking to learn more about the elimination diet? Check out The Elimination Diet HERE.


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