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Lightened Up Egg Rolls

By: Kristen Darkow

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m all about finding delicious recipes and subbing out ingredients to make them healthier. I love me some Chinese takeout, but I’m not always willing to undo that day’s workout for all that deep fried goodness. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I am very willing to splurge. But for days that you’re really craving an egg roll but also want abs, we’ve got you covered.

First, if you haven’t gotten on the air fryer train, you’re going to want to. It’s a great way to make foods crispy and taste deep fried without all that oil. This recipe will use the air fryer. 🙂

Okay, here’s what you’ll need for ingredients:

-Egg Roll Wrappers
-Boneless, skinless chicken breast
-Asian chopped salad kit

I know, it seems too easy to be true, right?

First, cook your chicken breast in the crockpot (low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours) and shred it up.

Then, take an egg roll wrapper, spoon some of the shredded chicken into the center, as well as the lettuce from the chopped salad kit.

Wet the corners of the wrapper so that it’ll stick to itself, and roll it up and fold in the corners. Make as many as you like, and stick them in the air fryer for about 10 minutes, or until golden-brown and crispy.

Dip them in the asian dressing that comes with the chopped salad kit, and you’ve got a simple, healthy and tasty egg roll!

I usually make these as our whole meal (we’ll have 2-3 each), but you could easily make it as a side to a homemade Chinese meal. Here is an example of a lightened up Chinese meal that we had at home:

I’ll make cauliflower rice, broccoli, Aldi orange chicken, and Aldi potstickers. We’ve also had edamame with this meal too! It’s delicious and gives you that Chinese takeout fix without the guilt.

You could get creative with the egg rolls in so many ways, too! I’ve tried pizza egg rolls, where I just use marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage. I’ve also tried Mexican egg rolls using ground turkey with taco seasoning, black beans, and corn, and then I dip it in salsa and sour cream!

Now, for some reason, all I can think of is come Thanksgiving time, filling an egg roll wrapper with Thanksgiving leftovers…turkey, stuffing, corn, potatoes, and dipped in gravy..am I crazy? Maybe, but it sounds delicious. What spin would you put on these egg rolls? Share with us in the comments below!

 

 

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