Inside Outside Egg Roll

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I know what you are thinking... this does not look like egg rolls! Actually, it looks like one big pile of mess on a plate lol. Well, this is a low carb egg roll :) It is similiar to the inside of an egg roll without that higher carb crispy outside shell. Yeah, the one deep fried in tons of oil. Big no, no if you are trying to lose weight. I absolutely love them and actually make one heck of an egg roll, but they aren't too kind to my waist line so these will make a great substitute. Also, you can wrap the filling in lettuce leaves, but you have to make sure you subtract the lettuce from your green. The best way to measure the lettuce is with a digital scale and by using this Vegetable Weight Conversion Chart. Remember to choose the correct form of the vegetable by how you are going to eat it. For instance, if you are eating the veggie cooked, then choose the cooked weight of cabbage. Also, you do not have to add meat to this dish. You can make a vegetarian egg roll, but remember to add 1 tsp canola oil to the veggies. This will be one healthy fat. Enjoy!

Inside Outside Egg Rolls

1 cup cabbage, shredded (2 Greens)
1/4 cup celery, chopped (1/2 Green)
1/4 cup scallions, chopped (1/2 Green)
6 oz raw 93% lean ground beef or pork - you need 4.3 oz cooked (7/8 Lean)
1/4 cup egg beaters (1/8 Lean)
1/8 tsp ground ginger (1/4 Condiment)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp Chinese five spice blend (1/4 Condiment)
2 tsp soy sauce (2 Condiments)
Lettuce Leaves (Optional)

Combine shredded cabbage, celery, and scallions. Toss together. Set aside.
Brown ground beef or pork. Throw the veggies in with the meat. Sprinkle stir-fry mixture with ginger, garlic, and 5-spice. Add soy sauce and egg beaters into skillet. Continue to stir-fry until vegetables are tender, but firm. (No pieces of egg should be visible.) Remove skillet from heat. Wrap in lettuce leaves, if desired. Serve.

*You can leave out the meat and egg for a vegetarian egg roll. If you do this, add 1 tsp canola oil when frying up the veggies. This will be 1 healthy fat.

1 Lean and Green Meal with 3 Condiments and no Healthy Fat required

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