This week has been a week of firsts. Because I believe in creating a healthy lifestyle, not a diet, one of the key components has been making healthy meals taste good. I do not believe you need to give up the foods you love, but instead you can make them yourself with cleaner ingredients.
This is my version of the veggie spring roll using brown rice paper and a peanut sauce for dipping.
Working with the brown rice paper is still a work in progress for me. I have yet to master the ability to not ruin a few of them before actually getting one rolled up. But that is okay, I like a challenge.
Since working with the Brown Rice Paper has been a challenge for me, before I start putting them together, I make sure the veggies I am going to use are cut up and ready in somewhat of an assembly line.
I purchased the Star Anise Foods – NON GMO Gluten Free Vietnamese Brown Rice Spring Roll Wrapper – 8 oz from Whole Foods. Here is a link to where you can purchase them on Amazon.
- 8 Pieces of Brown Rice Paper
- 1-Cucumber (sliced lengthwise)
- 1 Avocado, diced
- ¼ of a Red Cabbage, chopped
- 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
- 2 Cups of Broccoli Sprouts
- Any other vegetables that you would like to add to the rolls.
Clean Eating Peanut Sauce
- 1/2 Cup of Organic Peanut Butter (If you do not have organic, I just make sure the peanut butter has only peanuts and salt).
- 4 TBSP Coconut Aminos
- 1 TBSP Rice Vinegar
- 1 TBSP Raw Honey or Organic Maple Syrup
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1/3 Cup and 2 TBSP of Hot Water
- Combine all the peanut sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. You can store the unused sauce in a refrigerator.
For the Brown Rice Paper (Boil water on the stove then turn it off and let it sit for a few min, then use tongs to put in a piece of the rice paper and once it has been submerged, take it out and lay it flat on your work surface). I ruined a few before I was able to get one out flat enough to add the veggies to it)
Once you have soaked it in the water, lay it out on a flat surface and add the veggies, wrap it up like a burrito, and dip it in the peanut sauce, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 629Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 666mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 13gSugar: 18gProtein: 17g
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