X

Good Food Good Vibes, Science-based Health.

Get The NS Newsletter: What's your jam? Select one or all.

No Thanks
Epic Thai Spring Rolls
Eat Well Jan. 5. 2016
Entreés

Epic Thai Spring Rolls

Jan. 5. 2016
Entreés
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder

Quick Thai spring rolls made with rice paper and filled with fresh, crunchy vegetables and tropical fruit.
Hey guys! First off, thank you. Thank you for all the kind words about the new Nutrition Stripped and the Society, it’s truly filled my heart and soul with so much love and happiness- it’s been much needed after a heavy past season, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s the New Year and I’m flooded with new inspiration to share with you on Nutrition Stripped- from more wellness, recipes, to sharing more of my nutrition expertise with you to make your life healthier, happier, and simple. In celebration of getting back into the routine of healthy eating or maybe you’re just starting, these Epic Thai Spring Rolls are delicious, nutrient dense, and, well…epic!

Reflecting on 2015, there were so many beautiful things (as I shared last week), but one of the highlights was visiting Thailand! Thailand was incredible– if you’re interested in reading up on the locations I visited check out these blog posts on Koh Samui, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok! This recipe was obviously inspired by my travels to Thailand and the use of beautiful fresh and local ingredients. Although, some of these ingredients aren’t local or seasonal right now in Nashville let’s roll with it and get inspired from oceans away.

The beauty of making a spring roll is the versatility. I get it, some of you are vegan, some of you enjoy animal proteins, some eat seafood and all of it is great. Whatever works for you and what your body enjoys, use those ingredients! I’m going to share my favorite fillings as a baseline and then you can add in a protein or any other veggie you love. For example, in the spring and summer I love added cooked but chilled shrimp for a boost of protein and in the winter I’ll add curried tofu for a bit of warming spices and pair it with sliced mango– soooo good! I’m interested to hear what kind of combinations you come up with and be sure to share them on Instagram (#nutritionstripped) when you try this one out. As much as the filling is versatile, there is one ingredient you kind of need to have to actually make these a roll, the paper. You can of course use a dark leafy green like swiss chard or even romaine, but you lose the vibe of the roll. You can also use nori sheets…but then again, that’s just a sushi roll so let’s stick with the classic rice paper. When making these I find it works best to have a large bowl or warm water on your countertop to dip the rice papers to soften and then start filling and rolling. It’s also best if you completely prep all your fillings before you start assembling- it’s very similar to rolling sushi yet more forgiving since rice paper isn’t as delicate as nori. The sauce is completely optional, but I highly recommend you try it out!

Also, just in case you need a little help rollin’ these beauties, I made a quick video below! Side note, these make AMAZING leftovers, perfect for the philosophy I teach to the Society members, amiright?

 

 

Epic Thai Spring Rolls
Recipe Type: supper, entree
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Quick thai spring rolls made with rice paper and filled with fresh crunchy vegetables and tropical fruit.
Ingredients
  • 2 sheets rice paper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1/4 medium mango, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 package of Kelp Noodles (see below for brand)
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon organic creamy peanut butter
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • Juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  1. First, start by soaking the kelp noodles in warm water while you’re prepping all your veggies. They’ll gradually soften (still al dente) while you’re getting ready to assemble.
  2. Using a large bowl of warm water, gently dip 1 rice paper at a time, depending on how many rolls you’re making. I typically do 2 rice papers per serving.
  3. On a clean surface like a cutting board, lay flat the softened rice paper then start laying the thinly sliced vegetables and fruit in the lower 1/3 and center of the rice paper. Using your hands, gently fold the sides towards the center (similar to rolling a burrito), then roll from the bottom up tightly rolling the rice paper around the fillings. Continue until it’s rolled.
  4. For the sauce, simply stir together and dip the spring roll in and enjoy. Immediately enjoy or keep in the fridge for up to 1 day.

Ingredients I used: rice papers or these paleo wraps are delicious too and made from coconut meat (!), reduced sodium tamari sauce, organic creamy peanut butter (or from Trader Joe’s), kelp noodles. 

YOUR TURN…

What are your favorite seasonal ingredients you would put in a spring roll? Have you ever made these before? Let me know what you think when you give this recipe a go! Leave a comment and rate it, rating helps me continue to improve recipes for you. I love seeing what you come up with so don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #nutritionstripped on Instagram!

Make 2016 your happiest year yet- starting with your wellbeing. As a Dietitian Nutritionist, my mission is to help you feel the best you possibly can by working together; helping you reach goals, feel and look amazing! Sign up here to start. Cheers to making this year the best!

xx McKel

The Recipe

Serves 1

Print

Ingredients:

    • 2 sheets rice paper

 

    • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

 

    • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced

 

    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage

 

    • 1/4 medium mango, thinly sliced

 

    • 1/2 green apple, thinly sliced

 

    • 1 package of Kelp Noodles (see below for brand)

 

    • For the sauce:

 

    • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce

 

    • 1 tablespoon organic creamy peanut butter

 

    • Pinch of red chili flakes

 

    • Juice of 1 lime

 

Directions:

 

    1. First, start by soaking the kelp noodles in warm water while you’re prepping all your veggies. They’ll gradually soften (still al dente) while you’re getting ready to assemble.

 

    1. Using a large bowl of warm water, gently dip 1 rice paper at a time, depending on how many rolls you’re making. I typically do 2 rice papers per serving.

 

    1. On a clean surface like a cutting board, lay flat the softened rice paper then start laying the thinly sliced vegetables and fruit in the lower 1/3 and center of the rice paper. Using your hands, gently fold the sides towards the center (similar to rolling a burrito), then roll from the bottom up tightly rolling the rice paper around the fillings. Continue until it’s rolled.

 

    1. For the sauce, simply stir together and dip the spring roll in and enjoy. Immediately enjoy or keep in the fridge for up to 1 day.

 

NS Society


Spirulina Buckwheat Pancakes | Nutrition Stripped

Blue Buckwheat Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Boost Nutrient Density of Meals | Nutrition Stripped

Here's How You Can Boost the Nutrient Density of Your Meals Every Time

How to Get Better Beauty Sleep | Nutrition Stripped

How to Get Better Beauty Sleep Every Night

Exclusive online nutrition resources and recipes — a $5.99 monthly subscription to know more about living well.

Join Now

Did you try it out?

Share Your Thoughts & Images

  • kate | vegukate

    I fell in love with fresh spring rolls after traveling in Thailand too – so versatile and delicious.

    Congratulations on the new site – it’s absolutely beautiful! xx

  • Annie Holland

    Avocado is an amazing addition! I make these all the time for snacks or an appetizer

    • McKel Hill

      Thank you, love avocado in these too!

  • Michelle

    Do you have any recommendations on storing leftovers? I made spring rolls awhile ago to take for lunch and they all stuck together and it was a mess!

    • McKel Hill

      Oh! You can put parchment paper in between them and that’ll work 😉

Epic Thai Spring Rolls
Submit Your Own