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Who else loves low-carb spring rolls? A family favourite that has a multitude of filling options that everyone will love. Just scroll to the bottom of the post and see all the tasty ideas.

Low-Carb Spring Rolls

Low-carb spring rolls as you can see, are actually quick and easy to make. Gone are the high carb rice papers, rice noodles and the unhealthy oils they are usually fried in, and instead I use wilted cabbage leaves.

Low-carb spring rolls can be made as big or as small as you prefer. If you were to make smaller ones, they could be served as a starter/appetiser or as a party platter. If you make them large, they can be served as a complete family meal.

You can easily vary the fillings, and therefore the carb content. For example, if you want to lower the carbs, omit the carrots and green beans, and add more low carb vegetables. Great vegetables are bok hoy, celery, mushrooms and spring onions. (see below for all the filling options).

You can also vary the meat. If ground/minced chicken isn’t your thing, go for beef, lamb, prawns or fish instead.

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NOTE: I occasionally make my low-carb spring rolls using rice papers for my children’s lunch box. Some readers complain that this isn’t strictly low carb, and I completely agree, but my reasoning is two-fold. Firstly there are between 4g – 10g carbs in a medium rice paper (depending on size and brand) AND secondly, rice papers are a great sturdy way for spring rolls to survive the journey to school in their lunch box. They will no longer be low-carb spring rolls, but are a great option for children who don’t need to monitor their carbs as closely as I would.

Low-Carb Spring Roll Filling Options

Low-carb spring rolls are perfect for dinner, snack, appetiser, and school lunch boxes. Fill them with your favourite protein, sauces and vegetables. Here are just some of my favourite filling options. Please leave a comment and tell me what you would serve inside.

  • chicken with garlic, ginger, coriander (cilantro), bok choy and sesame seeds
  • shrimp with beansprouts, ginger, garlic and shredded coconut
  • beef with shredded cabbage, spring onions, broccoli, sliced peppers
  • a variety of leftover vegetables with coriander, mint, ginger, chilli, peanut sauce, cashews
  • salad ingredients such as lettuce, avocado, spring onions and cherry tomatoes (do not bake – serve cold)
  • pork with shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, finely diced cauliflower with a spicy nut butter sauce
  • cold roast chicken with mint, beansprouts, ginger and lemon
  • salmon, mint, lime, broccolini, and shredded red cabbage
  • tinned/canned tuna, red and yellow peppers, chilli, avocado and cucumber slices (do not bake – serve cold)

Serve with a salad, steamed vegetables, bok choy, dipping sauces, sprinkle with sesame seeds when the spring rolls come out of the oven. If you have time, make a double batch and that is school lunch sorted for tomorrow (and maybe the next day).