Simply Healthy Family: Shitake, Crimini and Shrimp Spring Rolls

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Shitake, Crimini and Shrimp Spring Rolls




“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am  eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”



























Have you ever wanted to eat more veggies and less meat but didn't know how or maybe thought it would be bland and boring? Swap it or Top it!  can help you with tons of ways to incorporate mushrooms in place of meat. It's my favorite way, next to beans to add substance and flavor to any meal. Simply swap at least half or more of the meat called for in your recipe, whether it be ground beef, chicken or seafood and substitute it with chopped or minced mushrooms. The great thing about mushrooms is there are dozens of varieties with a wide range of flavors to compliment any dish! From Asian foods to South Western I add mushrooms for flavor, moisture and vitamin content, not to mention that they drastically reduce the amount of saturated fats and calories when compared to meat.







Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. Although immune system support has often received much of the spotlight in shiitake mushroom research, recent study results involving support of the cardiovascular system have caught the attention of many researchers. In particular, recent studies have shown the ability of shiitake mushrooms to help protect us against cardiovascular diseases (including atherosclerosis) by preventing too much immune cell binding to the lining of our blood vessels








Just a handful of fresh and easy to come by ingredients and you have yourself a delicious finger food for dinner. 







Research shows that people who eat mushrooms have better diet quality and increased intake of some nutrients, making them the go-to ingredient for delicious family meals. 









Don't forget to sauté the mushrooms. Raw mushrooms can have minor toxic qualities and sautéing them really brings out the deep, woody flavor comparable to meat. 









My favorite way to enjoy these little hand held beauties is with a garlic-chili sauce,  POW!
However, if heat isn't your thing a light and creamy peanut sauce would be perfect to dip these rolls in.  Just blend a couple of tablespoons of PB, a few tablespoons of coconut milk
























If you love mushrooms you need to enter the "Swap it or Top it" Contest sponsered by The Mushroom council, you could win $5,000!




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11 comments:

  1. Those look delicious! I love spring rolls, this variation sounds very tasty. :)

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  2. These look so fresh and delicious! I'm forever talking about eating less meat and more veggies but don't know how to go about it. Mushrooms seem like a good place to start!

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    1. Thank you Azmina! Most of the recipes on my blog are all about incorporating more veggies and less meat into your life. :)

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  3. I don't think I've ever made spring rolls which is ridiculous because I love them - great recipe to start!!

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    1. HaaHaa, I know, I've never made home made granola which has been on my bucket list for years! I hope you try these and let me know what you think/

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  4. I have had a package of spring roll wrappers in my pantry since last summer. I think it's time I finally used them. Since mushrooms are clearly in my fridge, I think thus us a great place to start.

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    1. Yayyy! P.S. my wrappers were in my pantry for almost a year as well, shhh, our little secret! ;)

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  5. These rolls are definitely very healthy and delicious! I could eat such lunch every day..

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  6. These spring rolls look so light, fresh and crunchy!

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  7. I need to try this it looks sooo delicious. Love your photos!

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  8. I never tried making spring rolls, these look delicious!

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