Is it just me or is the thought of breaking into your summer wardrobe giving you anxiety? 


Summer is just around the corner (or so I’m told by the calendar) and that means I need to get into shape.  But these gray days! Ugh! All I want to do is curl up with a glass of wine, a bag of chips and a series on Netflix. Which is exactly why I am unprepared for swimsuit season. 

Ladies, it’s time to pretend the sun is out, start eating fresh and get off our butts!  And, if you’re like me and can only do one of those things, (I am fully aware that the sun is NOT out and I have yet to buy that class pass I’m eyeing) then at the very least make these delicious, healthy rainbow salad rolls.  These guys are as delicious as they are pretty! 

Plus, after you eat them you wont feel bloated or heavy. You’ll be able to watch old episodes of The Biggest Loser and not feel like a judging hypocrite. Just a regular self righteous judge. (“how could they ever let themselves get to that point? Good thing I know how to eat healthy. Just look at these amazing salad rolls I made,” you’ll say to yourself. And then, as the season progresses, “oh good thing I’m eating healthy, these salad rolls will help me look almost as good as these amazingly brave contestants who’ve lost over half their body fat. …I wonder if this class pass is worth it? I need to try spinning…”)

Ingredients for the Rainbow Salad Rolls:

  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Bell Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Shrimp (or any protein of choice. Chicken, tuna, salmon or pork would all be great substitutes.)
  • Rice Paper Wraps

Directions:

      Chop up the inside ingredients.  I buy my carrots already cut into matchstick shapes to cut down on prep time.  Since you will be rolling everything up, you want the veggies to be cut up into skinny, small pieces.  Lay everything out onto a plate so it’s easy to access. Trim the tails off the shrimp. 

       Pour hot water into a shallow dish (such as a pie pan).  One at a time, gently submerge a sheet of rice paper into the hot water.  After a few seconds it should soften.  Remove from the water and lay out flat on a clean surface.  

      Arrange ingredients toward the center of the rice paper.  (much like you would with a burrito.) Then tuck in the ingredients as you roll the paper.  Fold the ends over as you go (again, just like a burrito). 

      Serve with this dipping sauce. (oh so good!)