404 Simple Spring Rolls!

Simple Spring Rolls!

 

5 Minute Spring Rolls!

Recipe Type: Lunch
Author: Ana
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The quicker and easier a meal is, the more appealing it is to me. That’s why I love making the most of leftovers! This recipe uses rice papers, which are a great substitution for bread, wraps, and other varieties of grain based carbohydrates (carbs). While adequate consumption of healthy carbs are an important part of a healthy diet, being mindful of the source of your carbs and amount of carbs you consume on a daily basis may help with weight management and result in an increase in your overall energy level! Try these quick and easy Gluten Free Spring Rolls anytime you have leftover fish, veggies, and even meat off of the grill. Follow these 3 simple steps for a filling meal or snack that includes some carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fat:
Ingredients
  • 2 rice papers (found at any big super market or health food store in “international food” aisle)
  • 1 piece of leftover Ahi Tuna, or other cooked protein (3-4 oz) (click here to learn how to cook your Ahi Tuna)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • Braggs liquid amino acids for dipping
  • Thinly sliced fresh mango or papaya (optional if you like a sweeter, more Thai style Spring roll)
  • Optional: Add thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, mint, and cilantro for added flavor and crispness!
Instructions
  1. Step 1:
  2. Slice your avocado into 4 thin pieces, slice tuna into 4 strips, and wash your baby spinach. Put them on a small dish to the side, ready to use for your roll.
  3. Step 2:
  4. Lightly run your rice paper underneath some water. Place flat on a plate and load the middle of it with a small handful of spinach, 2 slices of avocado, and 2 slices of the tuna (or whatever protein you choose to include). I love the rice papers because there are over 30 in a package!
  5. Step 3:
  6. After about a minute of your rice paper being out of the light water rinse, it is ready to be rolled. Fold one half of the paper up and push all of the ingredients up against the side of paper you begin to roll. Sometimes using a knife to hold it in helps as you fold it down and incorporate all of the ingredients. The rice paper will naturally stick together, making it very easy to enclose all of your ingredients.
  7. Now you are ready to enjoy! Dip lightly into the Braggs Liquid Aminos for a bit more flavor.
Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 8-10 Protein: 15
Notes

Practical Nutrition Meal Trackers:
Count 1 serving (2 rolls) as 1 protein, 1 fat, 1 fruit (if you use mango slices), and 1 free veggie

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About Ana Elisabeth

I am a Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutritionist. A few of areas of health I address with my clients include Diabetes and weight management, sports nutrition, and holistic detoxification. [Full Bio]