10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables (Besides Sushi)

Your momma probably told you to eat your greens, but did you know that sea vegetables are surprisingly good for you too?

Seaweeds grow along rocky shorelines and these algae pack pretty much all the minerals found in the ocean. Sea vegetables are especially known for their high iodine content, a nutrient necessary for thyroid functioning. They’re also rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B2 and chlorophyll. The high level of antioxidants found in certain algae helps to reduce inflammation – an important cause of illness – in your body.

That sounds great, but how exactly do you add seaweeds like nori, dulse and kelp to your diet? Take a look at these 10 surprising ways to eat sea vegetables (that aren’t sushi). 

Note: Unless you’re already a huge fan of Asian cuisines, you can probably benefit from eating more nutrient-rich seaweeds. However, it is possible to get too much iodine from frequently consuming large amounts of sea vegetables. So make sure you eat it in moderation, especially if you suffer from thyroid problems.  Also minimize your exposure to heavy metals by choosing organic sea weeds. 

 

Kelp Noodle Salad with Sesame Citrus Sauce from Hello Glow

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Sesame-Citrus Kelp Noodle Salad from Hello Glow | The Health Sessions

 

Mineral-Rich Vegan Umami Mushroom Broth from Will Frolic For Food

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Vegan Umami Mushroom Broth from Will Frolic for Food | The Health Sessions

 

Dynamite Shrimp Sushi Jars by The Girl On The Bloor

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Dynamite Shrimp Sushi Jars from The Girl on the Bloor | The Health Sessions

 

Dashi-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables from Saveur

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Dashi-Braised Chicken from Saveur | The Health Sessions

 

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Spicy Miso Broth and Wakame from Blue Apron

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Pan-Roasted Salmon with Spicy Miso Broth from Blue Apron | The Health Sessions

 

Quinoa Brunch Bowl from I Am A Food Blog

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Quinoa Brunch Bowl from I Am A Food Blog | The Health Sessions

 

Kombu Tofu Bowl from The Little Green Spoon

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Kombu Tofu Bowl from Little Green Spoon | The Health Sessions

 

Seaweed Salad from Pickled Plum

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Seaweed Salad from Pickled Plum | The Health Sessions

 

Vegan Ramen with Grilled Vegetables from Lazy Cat Kitchen

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Vegan Ramen with Grilled Veg and Tofu from Lazy Cat Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Ahi Poke Bowl from Feasting At Home

10 Surprising Ways to Eat Sea Vegetables: Ahi Poke Bowl from Feasting at Home | The Health Sessions

How do you like to add sea vegetables to your meals? 

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