This afternoon I got a hankering to make my own spring rolls. Something I had never done before. But, I said I’d do it…and I did it. I wanted something that I could take to work for lunch, something yummy and interesting and I believe I succeeded. It was actually really simple and cheap and they were delicious.
I picked up a package of rice paper at the grocery store – the only required necessity – and a few more vegetables to add to what I already have in my fridge and went on my merry way.
I had a gorgeous repertoire of veggies – and an apple for a little bit of sweetness and added crunch and chopped everything up perfectly.
I tossed heaps of all that beautiful and healthy goodness onto my rice paper and rolled like a pro.
I left most of them cold and raw but wanted to try a couple of them warm so I tossed them in the skillet and sauteed them.
There you go! An easy meal option when you want to eat healthy and try something new. (If you have kids you can fake like it’s Taco Tuesday and let them make their own rolls – super fun!)
I’m not a big fan of people who say eating healthy is “expensive”, “too hard”, “gross”, etc. and use that as an excuse to eat junk. The package of rice rolls was around $3 and I think has 12 or 15 rolls in it. I made 6 rolls in total – 2 or 3 would be enough for a meal on it’s own (1 or 2 if you’re having it as a side to something). I have plenty left over for lunches. AND, you can put as much fillers in as you want – as long as you’re gentle and don’t tear the paper. Cheap and easy and healthy and decadent.