I have a bit Filipino in me and love some of the foods that were cooked for me when I was younger by my grandmother and mom. However, I’m not a fan of how things are fried or relatively unhealthy. So again I got my mind brewing with ideas of how to make a healthy twist on one of my favorites, Lumpia. Traditionally I have had it fried. Since limiting my intake of fried foods years ago my tummy has trouble with anything fried.
So here is my twist. I liked it and enjoyed it and ate leftovers for days. You may notice a few key ingredients missing. I don’t like onions so I won’t put green onions in here like my mom does. She insists you can’t taste them but I can. I also am not a huge fan of bean sprouts so I omitted those as well.
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- Garlic to taste
- Mix everything is an air tight container.
- Put in refrigerator for an hour or more. * The longer you go the better the flavors mix
- 1lb Ground Beef (I wanted to try ground chicken or turkey but wanted to see how it was baked first before I ventured even healthier)
- 1 Package Egg Roll Wrappers – I use the big ones
- Shredded Zucchini
- Shredded Carrots
- Cooking Spray
- Soy Sauce (to taste)
- Cook ground beef in a pot. Drain any excess juices and fat when it is completed. I generally add a pour or two of soy sauce, and some salt and pepper to the meat mixture for flavor.
- Fill a small container with water for finger dipping when rolling wrappers.
- Place foil on your cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
- Mix meat mixture (preferable after it’s cooled down a bit) with shredded carrots and zucchini
- Place about a tablespoon of the meat mixture to the center of the wrapper. Place more as needed.
- Dip your fingers in water and go along all edges of the wrapper as you roll your wraps up. I wrap them like a burrito so nothing falls out.
- Place them about a half inch away from each other on the cookie sheet.
- Spray the top with cooking spray (I use canola oil spray).
- Place in oven for 20-30 minutes or until brown.
- Take out and let cool.
- Dip in the dipping sauce and enjoy!
I realize everyone makes Lumpia different ways so this was my twist on how my family makes it. I told my mom about it and she wants to try it now.I served mine with half a serving of brown rice and heaping pile of steamed broccoli. They complimented the meal nicely.
Question of the Day:
What’s a favorite dish you ate as a child but don’t eat any longer? Why don’t you eat it anymore?