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Fresh spring rolls are a quick way to boost your intake of nutrient-dense foods. Simply purchase the pre-made rice papers (spring roll wrappers), fill with your favorite vegetables, roll, and enjoy. You can add lean protein like shrimp, chicken breast or tofu to make spring rolls a more filling snack or a meal. Low sodium soy sauce is a perfect accompaniment to these healthy treats.
Sharmila Chatterjee MSc, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator at NorthShore, shares her recipe for healthy spring rolls three ways:
Reasons to Love Spring Rolls:
Ingredients:Spicy: Serrano pepper, radish, lettuce and green onion American: Avocado, carrots, zucchini, red pepper and basilShrimp: Shrimp, cucumber, bean sprouts and cilantro
Nutrition Information Spicy:
Calories 48 Total Fat 1g Total Carbohydrate 9g Fiber 1g Protein 1g
Nutrition Information American: Calories 62 Total Fat 3g Total Carbohydrate 10g Fiber 2g Protein 1g
Nutrition Information Shrimp: Calories 59 Total Fat 1.5 g Total Carbohydrate 9g Fiber 1g Protein 3.5g
*Nutrition information may vary based on brand of spring roll wrapper used.