These have been my go-to meal for the past few weeks. Yes folks, I’ve been busy. Between working two jobs, attending a nutrition course, spending time with friends, and doing the sporadic load of laundry, let’s just say I haven’t been spending enough time in the kitchen. And that’s okay because I can always make Spring Rolls. There’s always enough time to chop, roll, and eat.
As the title implies, these pack more umph than the average shrimp, noodle, and lettuce spring roll. These are a bit more risqué. You may not want to take these homes to mom as they contain some racy ingredients. But they are healthy, satisfying, and they never get old because you can always switch them up . So what is in these babies that makes them so good? A base of kale. Avocado. Sprouts. To start, avocado has been known as the sexiest vegetable because it contains good fats (yes- there are GOOD fats!) It is good for your hair, skin, nails- making you glow from the inside out. Kale contains iron, and other vitamins that improve your skin. Need more proof? Check out this article about why kale will make ya look good: eat more kale. Sprouts are packed with antioxidants and living enzymes to give you energy and aid in digestion. And throwing these together is as easy as 1,2,3. I recommend making a bunch of these as they store for up to 2 days in the fridge for your healthy snacking pleasure!
- First, prepare your filling like a salad. Chop up whatever veggies you have on hand. In this mix, I had kale, turnip greens, turnips, carrots, and sprouts:
Toss the veggies with sesame oil, rice vinegar, and tamari sauce.
2. Next, prep the rice wrappers.
To do this, fill a round cake pan (or a large plate works too) with warm water. Submerge one rice wrap in the water for 5 seconds or until it begins to feel soft. Remove and place on a cutting board. Spoon some of the fantastic salad filling in the middle. Top with avocado slices. Not too much or it will be tough to keep it all in!
3. Now fold like a burrito- left side in, right side in, and roll on up. There it is! Practice makes perfect.
If you’re feelin saucy, a peanut sauce is simple: a scoop of peanut butter, rice vinegar, sri-racha, tamari or sauce, and a smidge of warm water is all ya need.
This recipe was inspired by Jamie- my amazing friend with a similar cooking style. And she has a wonderful blog as well! Check it out at balancedpalate.com