Low Carb Vegetable Rolls Recipe
My kids aren’t picky eaters, but they definitely have an opinion when it comes to certain foods and will openly announce their dislike for particular items, until….I decide to eat. There are so many times when I feed them, clean the kitchen, and finally get a chance to eat for myself. Yet suddenly, they’re not only circling around me because they’re “so hungry,” but they also have no issues with anything I may be eating.
I used to be able to say that all my foods were “coffee” or “spicy.” Unfortunately, my kids are now curious about coffee and one of my sons actually uses an unsettling amount of hot sauce as a topping for many meals. Therefore, whatever I’m eating, they miraculously cannot get enough and even if they just ate, they’re suddenly starving! Interesting!
I’ve been doing a modified Keto diet for a while now. Believe me, I’m not strict and if one of the kids leaves a piece of pizza or there are extra french fries, I’ll certainly eat them because…well, (I tell myself) I don’t like to waste food! The other day, I was having a sushi craving so I figured I’d do a quick rice-less sushi. I’ve made it with cauliflower rice before, but I was too lazy to even do that. So I simply rolled some veggies up with seaweed sheets. However, I realized that if the sheets are dry, they stay brittle. With rice, the heat softens the seaweed. I did remember that when I used cauliflower rice, I used cream cheese to make it “stick” to the seaweed sheets. So I just spread the sheets with some cream cheese, laid down the sliced vegetables, and rolled them up into a log. That’s it! As my daughter, Emily, would say, “Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!”
The only issue? My kids suddenly bombarded me, asking if they could try a bite. Of course, after they tried it, they claimed they loved it and wanted more – shocking!! So, sadly, most of my meal did go to them, but on the positive side, I found a healthy food I could pack in their lunches! Guess what I packed the very next day? Yes – veggie “sushi” rolls with a side of soy sauce.
This is a great way to get your sushi fix without the rice. You can use any kind of firm vegetable: cucumber, zucchini, green onions. You could even spread some guacamole instead of the cream cheese – you have SO many options! I love the spinach because it’s healthy, adds that great crunch, and has a nice, green color. I’ve also found Sriracha Tuna Poke at Kroger (at the seafood counter) that we love. Again, you can always make cauliflower rice and spread it on top of the cream cheese for that extra sushi roll feel! I’d love to hear what you use!
- Roasted Seaweed Sheets
- Spreadable Cream Cheese
- Bell Peppers, Sliced
- Fresh Spinach Leaves
- Soy Sauce
- Wasabi – Optional
- Pickled Ginger – Optional
- Lay roasted seaweed flat and add a thin layer of cream cheese on the entire sheet.
- At the end closest to you, lay vegetables horizontally.
- Carefully roll into a log, keeping it as tight as you can.
- Using a sharp knife, cut in 1 – 1 1/2 inch circles.
- Serve with soy sauce. Mix in a dab of wasabi and a side of pickled ginger if desired.