Simple Low Carb Smoked Salmon Cucumber Cream Cheese Roll Ups
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Sushi! I learned to love it as an adult and then I started following Trim Healthy Mama and dashed all my hopes of ever getting to eat it again. Just kidding, Trim Healthy Mama (THM) focuses on “food freedom” which allows you to be free in your food choices and start right over if you eat something that doesn’t follow their plan (like white rice). I love these simple low carb smoked salmon cucumber cream cheese roll ups because it gives me the perception of a sushi meal without having to go off plan. Even better, it is so easy to make you can create it at work or home in just a couple of minutes. Then you can do other stuff on your lunch break!
What To Buy:
Smoked Salmon – I get mine at Aldi
Block of Cream Cheese
Simple Low Carb Smoked Salmon Cucumber Cream Cheese Roll Ups – 5 Minute Instructions
The smoked salmon is already cooked and sliced thin. Just separate a piece of it from the package and place it flat on your cutting board. Next, wash and slice your cucumber lengthwise into small spears. Slice your cold cream cheese in the same lengthwise manner. The actual size that you do is up to you and your personal preference.
Assembly of the Salmon Faux Sushi Roll
I place two cucumber spears and one cream cheese segment on top of the smoked salmon. I like the 2 to 1 cucumber to cream cheese ratio because the crisp English cucumbers give a nice crunch to the roll up.
Once you have the cucumber and cream cheese on the salmon, just start rolling it up.
These simple low carb smoked salmon cucumber cream cheese roll ups do not necessarily stay together like regular sushi. Even though they are not like traditional sushi rolls, I didn’t have trouble with them falling apart and certainly no trouble eating them!
I did not try cutting them. I just picked each one up with my hand to eat them. After 3 roll ups I felt completely full and not missing the carbs!
These roll ups will fit your low carb, keto or Trim Healthy mama diet plan. If following THM the meal is an “S.” If you are on THM or just watching carbs, check out my post with 6 THM S & E lunch ideas and an ultra filling protein packed “S” Salad too.
Read about how I lost 22 lbs postpartum on THM here with a 2 week food diary.
How do you like to use your smoked salmon? I just discovered smoked salmon and would love to see your ideas too!