Spring Rolls: Goodbye Winter, Hello Healthy Eating

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Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate the season with some fresh spring rolls? They perfectly celebrate what spring has to offer! These rolls are packed with vibrant vegetables and flavors. They are also a nice change of pace after a season’s worth of hardy winter foods.

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Fresh & Falvorful

Winter brought along comforting soups and stews that help you keep your veggie quota in check. These spring rolls are fresh and light, perfectly kicking off the spring season. Time to let the true flavors of your vegetables shine! When making homemade rolls, make sure to play around with texture. For instance, soft rice paper wrap and noodles contrast crisp veggies. Fresh and flavorful until the last bite!

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Naturally Nutritious

These rolls are healthy and delicious. Spring rolls are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are about as low-carb as you can get. In addition, the vegetables haven’t lost any of their nutritional value due to cooking. They are perfect for anyone on a raw diet! In addition, they are also completely gluten-free. That means you will leave your meal feeling lighter and with more energy.

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Taste The Rainbow

Aesthetic value is important for any food. Spring rolls entice the appetite with their vibrant colors. The rice paper let you see what yummy fillings lie within. These rolls display the fresh veggies that come from Spring gardening. Additionally, you can make a more tantalizing roll using a protein of your choice. Eating a variety of vegetables is more important than just eating greens. Each veggie packs its own unique combination of vitamins and minerals. Consequently, the more colorful the rolls, the healthier they are for you!

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Options Are Endless

Have a particular palette when it comes to veggies? Spring rolls can be comprised of whatever veggies and/or meats you enjoy! If you’re looking to add a twist of color add some beets for lively red and a hearty dose of magnesium. You can also add lean meats to your rolls to boost the protein. Alternatively, you can make them completely vegetarian-friendly. Once you learn how to make them, you will love how flexible they are.

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Perfect Package

20, 9-inch rice paper wrappers
8 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
2 heads romaine lettuce
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 hothouse cucumber, thinly sliced
2 heaping cups carrots, shredded
2 heaping cups purple cabbage, shredded
Two heaping cups mung bean sprouts

Here’s a simple recipe for you to try out. These spring rolls are perfect for picnics or a possibly a fun build-your-own roll bar. For more in-depth instructions visit The Mostly Vegan. You can change this recipe to be as intricate or as simple as you’d like. The ingredients are easily found in any supermarket. Vermicelli rice noodles and rice paper may be harder to find, so check an Asian market or order online.

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Lost In The Sauce

¾ c. peanut butter
1.5 tbsp Hoisin sauce
One tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced

We’ll admit that sometimes vegetables aren’t enough on the flavor front. Spring rolls were made for dipping! Use the recipe above and visit The Fresh Find for detailed instructions. You can never go wrong with the classic peanut sauce accompaniment. Alternatively, you can thin out a favorite nut butter or use any sauce you’d like!

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Spring Rolls: Celebrate Spring

You don’t have to go out for fresh rolls anymore. Spice up your next dinner with some easy homemade spring rolls instead. They are perfect for anyone who is looking for something fresh. You can make them to the way you want or just have a build your own roll dinner. Start your Spring right with a new way of enjoying your veggies.

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