Wouldn’t we all love to have a list of quick, easy, and nutritious meals to make for busy weeknight dinners? One of my favorite parts of coaching clients is helping them find recipes they LOVE and that keep them on track to reaching their goals.
This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe has quickly become a favorite because it’s PACKED with flavor, it’s extremely quick to make, only uses one pan and one strainer (hello easy cleanup!), and most of all, it’s very versatile. You can meal prep this dish once and eat it three different ways by playing around with the toppings.
Keep reading for all the details on what you’ll need to make it, plus ways to mix up this recipe to keep it fresh and fun…
What You’ll Need:
- Ground pork (or turkey, chicken, beef) – I personally like the flavor that ground pork brings to this dish best, but you can choose whatever meat you prefer or have on hand and it’ll still turn out great.
- Vegetables – To make things easy, I like to use pre-chopped, bagged coleslaw mix (green & purple cabbage and carrots). Then, all that’s left to chop is the red onion.
- Fresh garlic – Fresh always tastes best (and provides the most nutrition!), but you can also get away with using minced garlic from a jar. If you’re really in a pinch, just season the dish with garlic powder while it cooks.
- Fresh ginger – Did you know ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties?? Not only does it give any Asain-inspired dish a delicious flavor, but it’s also great for you!
- Coconut aminos – A great soy sauce alternative with a very similar taste. For anyone looking to avoid the potentially harmful effects of consuming soy, here is a link to the coconut aminos I use.
- Sesame oil – This is really what brings the Asain flavor to life. If you love to cook (or just eat) great food at home, I recommend buying some for your pantry. A little goes a long way with this stuff so it’ll last you a while.
- Fresh lime juice – Lime juice in this is really optional, but I love the way it tastes so I always squeeze fresh lime over this dish to bring the flavor up a notch.
- Seasonings – Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your liking. Any umami seasonings you have on hand would also be great to add in (Trader Joe’s makes a good one!).
- Your toppings of choice – In this version, I used sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, and my favorite clean-ingredient sriracha sauce (linked here). In the section below are even more ideas for ways to top this dish!
Ways To Customize It:
- Shirataki noodles – My favorite thing to add to this recipe! These low-carb fiber noodles soak up flavor so well and add more “bulk” to the meal without hardly any extra calories. You can order my favorite ones here.
- Cauliflower “fried rice” – Another way to add more substance to the meal with very little additional calories! I buy the frozen bags to microwave then mix it with stir-frys and other dishes. It takes on the flavor of whatever it’s added to so this is also a great way to sneak extra veggies onto your man or your kid’s plates!
- Toasted cashews – I’ve found the extra crunch from toasted nuts goes perfectly with this recipe! Sometimes I like to switch out the sesame seed topping for a handful of chopped, toasted cashews instead.
- Additional veggies – The veggie options with this dish are endless…you could try adding in frozen peas, chopped mushrooms, diced bell peppers, or green onions.
- Make it vegan – Not a huge meat eater? Try swapping out the ground pork in this recipe for tempeh instead!
Tips For Storage:
This is a great recipe to cook for you and your partner for a weeknight dinner or to make for meal prep lunches at the beginning of the week. If you choose to meal prep it, make the recipe as is and then refrigerate in individual, air-tight, glass containers. I’d recommend eating it within three days of cooking.
One More Thing…
For more healthy meal ideas, come connect with me on Instagram @weeknightwellness! I’m sharing all sorts of helpful tips and recipes, plus a peek inside my daily routine. If you make any of my recipes, I’d love for you to tag me on Stories and let me know how you liked it!
Now enough of this chit-chat. On to the recipe…
Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 1 lb ground pork
- 16 oz package of coleslaw mix
- ½ cup diced red onion
- 2 tbsp fresh, grated ginger
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- ½ cup coconut aminos
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 juiced lime
- salt, pepper, and garlic powder (to taste)
- sriracha sauce (optional topping)
- fresh cilantro (optional topping)
- sesame seeds (optional topping)
- Brown ground pork in a large skillet for about 10 minutes, or until fully cooked. Strain the excess fat and set cooked meat aside.
- In the same skillet, heat the sesame oil on medium-low. When hot, add onions, garlic, and ginger, stirring for about 5 minutes,or until fragrant. Add in the coleslaw mix, coconut aminos, and cooked meat. Stir until well mixed.
- Reduce heat to low, add a lid to the pan and allow it to cook for 10 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste, and juice from 1 lime. Stir well. Portion into 2 bowls, add any additional toppings desired & enjoy!
May 22, 2021