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Homemade take-away: Healthier spring rolls

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Healthy doesn't typically come to mind when we think of spring rolls, but in comparison to the deep fried take-away version of spring rolls this homemade alternative has more vegetables, quality protein, less salt and fat, and are gluten free.

I wish I could say that my kids gobbled them down, but they were a bit wary - I think it was just "something new syndrome". I LOVED them though! And they were easy and inexpensive to make and took no time at all - especially since I used chicken that was cooked the previous evening.


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 - 10 minutes

Ingredients:
Packet of Vietnamese rice paper rolls (16 rice papers)
Cooked chicken (1 breast fillet poached or grilled)
Tinned tuna (about half a cup)
Vegetables - I used 1 carrot, 1/2 a zucchini, 1/2 a capsicum and 4 mushrooms

Sauce for serving



Served


Method:

1) Very thinly chop the cooked chicken and vegetables.



Served


2) Prepare the rice paper according to the packet instructions.



Spring rolls


3) Pop some chicken or tuna and vegies onto the rice paper. Be careful not to overfill. I found that 2 small slices of chicken or 2 teaspoons of tuna, and 2 slices of each of the vegies was enough.



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4) Roll up you rice paper so you have a beautiful spring roll.

5) I fried mine in a frypan but these could easily be eaten raw or steamed to decrease the fat content. I'll be trying them raw next time!



Served


6) Serve with sauce of choice - tomato for the kids, gluten free soy sauce for me.


As always, use whatever vegies and herbs you have growing in your garden.

Serve with a salad for a more substantial meal and the added goodness of more vegies.

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