125 Calorie Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls

Thanks for all the nice comments about my “do-over!”  It’s a clean slate, right? Open-mouthed smile  And what better way to start the day than with an almond café mocha green monster.

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I drank it on the way to work, and it was delish!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do to workout yesterday, but then I saw that Suzi needed people to join her in doing just two strength training routines this week, and I told her I was in.  I don’t do enough strength training as it is, so this was just the push I needed. 

I went on pinterest and found this workout – I liked it because it was both upper and lower body at the same time.

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Um, holy shizz, this was hard.  My legs felt like telephone poles after the first three sets.  I actually had to break up the first 5 sets in half to give myself a minute break in between.  This took me exactly 30 minutes to complete.  I wanted to finish the workout with some running, but I have a blister on the back of one of my feet, and the shoes rubbing against it hurt too much.

So I took my shoes off and walked a slow mile.  The shoes ended up going off the end of the treadmill.  A man walking to the treadmill next to me asked “did you run so fast your shoes fell off?!”


So I made another potato crusted quiche, but I am not posting this recipe just yet – it needs some tweaking first.  One slice was one of my bosses breakfast, I had it for lunch and I still have two servings left.  With strawberries and blood oranges on the side – the orange was super sweet!

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And of course, after doing that strength routine, later in the afternoon I had to move 25 boxes from one side of the office to another – my legs were screaming by the time I got home.  Even Tony noticed it when I walked in.  Today I am swimming and hopefully my muscles will relax in the pool.

Over the weekend I made pork and shrimp egg rolls.  I’ve had a jones for them lately but for the longest time haven’t been able to find egg roll wrappers, just wonton wrappers.  I adapted it from this recipe.

Pork & Shrimp Egg Rolls

  • makes 10:  125 calories, 4 fat, 17 carbs, .9 fiber, 6.6 protein and 422 sodium


For the filling:

  • 2 cups broccoli slaw mix, chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ground pork
  • 1/2 cup raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 10 egg roll wrappers

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1/2 tablespoon cold water

In a small pan, whisk together the sauce ingredients and heat until the cornstarch is dissolved, just a few minutes, set aside.

In a skillet, add the shrimp and pork and cook until the pork is almost done, about 5 minutes.  Add remaining filling ingredients and cook for a few more minutes.  Add sauce and stir until combined.  Let cool slightly.

Lay your egg roll wrapper like a diamond in front of you.  Make an egg wash of 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water.  Put 1/4 cup of the filling in the wonton wrapper, brush all the sides with the egg wash, roll up and then brush the seams with more egg wash.

Now I deep fried these, so when I was figuring out the calories, I added 1 tablespoon of oil for oil absorption, although since our fryer holds a temperature so well, these were not greasy at all.

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Last night Tony made his famous fried rice.  I reheated the egg rolls in our toaster oven on the convection setting at 400 for about 7-8 minutes.  Nice and crispy!

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Gah, I hate my kitchens fluorescent lighting!  These pictures don’t do the egg rolls any justice, but they are delicious. Open-mouthed smile

So my Koo-Dohz for the day:

  1. I worked out
  2. had a healthy Green monster for breakfast
  3. packed 1/3 cup of granola for my afternoon snack instead of bringing the whole bag
  4. didn’t eat any of the Matt’s cookies that were sitting out at my office
  5. got to bed by 10:45   oops, it was more like 11:15!

I have to give out some link love today – my blog friend Aimee just PR’d her last 5k!  Go check out her race recap.

And Lara’s little baby Graham is six months old – and she and her husband made THE cutest video of his first six months.  Got me all teary because my baby is going to be 21 next month!

I have to get my butt in gear, I’ve been making Chobani blueberry pancakes in between of writing this post and I have to leave for work in 15 minutes and I am still in my pajamas. Open-mouthed smile  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to work in pajamas?!

Make it a great day!


24 thoughts on “125 Calorie Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls

  1. LOL: did you run so fast your shoes fell off? That’s awesome.

    Have a great day–hope your legs are feeling better, but enjoy the soreness . . . it means you worked them hard and they’re getting stronger!!

  2. Haha – I can (and do) work in my jammies! 😀

    You should build a little light box to take pictures in. They aren’t hard to do and pretty inexpensive. Although, the lighting doesn’t look bad to me!

  3. mmmmmm! Want those egg rolls. I just bought my first blood oranges. I’ve never had one- super excited. Way to rock it

  4. I love egg rolls. I used to make them sometimes and bake them. Alas, with the baby, they are too labor-intensive to be on the menu.

    Funny story, back when I was in the Navy (the dark ages), I was in a six month school. There were 11 of us, only two women. The other woman and I got to be friends, and one weekend we went to her apartment and she said “let’s make egg rolls!”

    Now, I had two male roommies and she had one male roommie (who I’d gone to college with). We were all too poor to live on our own. She was the cook, I didn’t know how to cook at all. We spent quite a lot of time chopping, sauteing, and frying. We pan-fried, made 12 egg rolls, took an hour or two. We each had one then went to the movies.

    When we got home, her roommate had eaten all but two. 😦 Ugh.

  5. My kitchen’s lighting is THE WORST! The egg rolls still look yummy. I love homemade egg rolls. I bake mine and they are still good, not as good as fried obviously, but still good!

  6. You posted another food that squicks me out – put blood oranges in the same category with baby corn. EEEK!!!

  7. Great job on the workout! That’s a tough one!

    Lara’s collage is too cute! Made me realize how quickly they grow up….

  8. Kudos on the Koo-dohz, Vat! The egg rolls are perfect for Chinese New Year! Have a great Tuesday.

  9. Guess what I’m now craving desperately? Drool!

  10. Eggrolls, fried rice and steamed dumplings–that is exactly what my dinner consisted of last night.

    As for the mac and cheese, it’s definitely old school. The eggs give the dish protein, which I think is a great counter for all the carbs. However, it’s not a creamy mac and cheese; you can actually cut out squares, which is great, since they freeze well. I say make it.

  11. The egg rolls look and sound awesome. I love egg rolls. That you did pork and shrimp even better 🙂 People go to the store in pajamas why can’t we work in pajamas? Lol! 😉

  12. HELLZ YEAH!!! on these egg rolls! You know I’m with you on the heat. The ginger and other spices makes it even more exciting!

    Ready to be jealous? We get to wear pjs every Friday in Feb! (I work in a Preschool).

  13. Life would be so much easier if I could just roll to work in PJs 🙂 I think the fried rice and egg rolls look great, but I agree with how much I hate the lighting in my house too.

  14. Everything looks amazing!

  15. Oh my gosh, these eggrolls look AMAZING!

  16. I’m pretty sure I would die if I attempted that work out.

    I would NOT die if I ate those egg rolls, my goodness those look delicious!!!

  17. The egg rolls look SOOOOO yummy! I still maintain that of all the blogs I read, I would want to eat in your kitchen the most.
    Thanks for the sweet words and link to the video 🙂 I love your comments about G! They always make me smile!

  18. Even better option: stay in pyjamas all day and don’t have to go to work 🙂

    Great workout Biz! You’re rocking your workouts these days. Great job.

  19. […] pretzels and orange juice before my workout, ditched the egg roll.  My other boss loved the egg rolls – she had […]

  20. I’ve been looking forward to your eggroll recipe! You know what’s weird…I have only seen the eggroll wrappers around me lately, and not the wonton wrappers!? Anyway…have a wonderful day and I just want to say, you rock the workouts lately girl!!

  21. Looks like a very nice meal. Have to give it a try to 🙂

  22. I too suffer from the fluorescent kitchen lighting curse. But what can you do? It’s not like you can cook dinner at noon! Those spring rolls look amazing.

  23. Thanks for the mention Biz. Oh my goodness that really is a precious video. I have a hard time believing that my little guy is 6 already. Looks like they are enjoying every moment with baby Graham. He’s a cutie.

    Wearing scrubs to work is like wearing your pajamas and it really is great.

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