For years, and I do mean YEARS, I would turn my nose up at egg rolls … I mean, seriously, it was a fried, greasy ‘thing’ filled with icky cabbage, carrots and protein. Oh, wait, are there eggs in there? I honestly don’t know because I can count on one hand the number of egg rolls I have consciously consumed in my lifetime.
Just NOT A FAN of them … I supposed because I’ve always had an overly fried, borderline cold egg roll that I’ve just not been drawn to them.
However, THIS recipe appeals to me in so many ways:
1. It’s loaded with veggies which is always a good thing
2. It’s grain and dairy free
3. It’s a knock off, make it yourself Chinese food
4. It’s frugal to make
5. It’s damn tasty
6. It’s fast and easy
7. It fits in with MY Whole30 plan (when I’m on!)
Yup. Scored on 7 of 7 points … I’m in!
Here’s what you need:
1 bag of tri-color coleslaw (cabbage, carrots and red cabbage) mix … NOT the angel hair mix!
1/4 onion, diced
clove of garlic, smashed and chopped
1 tbs avocado oil (coconut or olive oil will work as well)
1/3 cup coconut aminos (or, if desired, you can use gluten free soy but I avoid soy)
1 tbs sesame oil
1/2 pound any protein, cooked and chopped (really, your protein of choice!) *I used shrimp the 1st time cuz it’s what I had on hand and this time I skipped out on the protein and it was just fine!
2 green onions, sliced thin
*note: if you are not opposed to soy or gluten, by all means, use regular soy sauce. However, IF you are doing a Whole30, soy sauce would be a no no.
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Heat the avocado oil in large skillet and add your cabbage & broccoli mix if using, with onion and garlic and saute til soft.
Add the coconut aminos and sesame oil and saute a little longer til the veggies absorb some of the liquid. TIP: just measure the liquids you need in the same measuring glass so they are on standby and ready to work when you are!
Add your protein of choice and cook til heated through
Top with green onions and serve up …. enjoy!
NOTE: The first time I added shrimp. It was ‘ok’ but the shrimp were too big so cut them down small if using. The next time look to pulled pork … that would be EXCELLENT in this dish! But no, I did a vegetarian dish this time around.
*So, I’ve made this a few times with various revisions because this recipe just screams at you to do that! Add a bag of broccoli slaw and double the oil and coconut aminos/soy sauce. OR … do like I accidently did during meal prep: grab the bottle of GARLIC SAUCE instead of coconut aminos and skip right on past the sesame oil and all it a day. THIS IS THE WAY I WILL MAKE IT FROM HERE ON OUT … until I run out of that particular sauce. I mean, seriously, look at these two bottles … if you were grooving out during your meal prep party, would you not grab the slightly larger bottle thinking it was A-OK?
Seriously, if you were in a hurry, you’d grab the bottle with a blue label too!
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