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Egg Roll in a Bowl (Better than Takeout)

This Egg Roll in a Bowl is better than takeout! It has the classic taste of an egg roll, without the carbs, processed additives or calories.

This Egg Roll in a Bowl is better than takeout. It has the classic taste of an egg roll, without all the carbs, heavily processed additives or calories.

This quick and easy dish takes dinner to a whole new level. It’s made with ground turkey shredded vegetables and Asian sauce (hello, healthy!). It cooks in just one pan and is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Thanks to the convenience of cole-slaw mix, you can really save on time and clean-up. You can serve it as is, with a side of brown rice or cauliflower rice for a truly satisfying meal.

Why You'll Love this Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

  1. Healthy Makeover: Unlike many takeout options, this dish skips the excess carbs, processed ingredients, and extra calories. It’s a healthier choice that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
  2. Low-Carb: By omitting the egg roll wrapper, this recipe reduces the carb content.
  3. Nutrient-Rich: Packed with vegetables, lean protein, and a flavorful sauce, it offers essential nutrients, fiber, and vitamins.
  4. Quick and Easy: This dish comes together in a fraction of the time it would take to order and wait for takeout. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you need a satisfying meal in a hurry.
  5. Customizable: You can adapt the ingredients to suit your preferences. Add your favorite veggies, protein, or adjust the seasoning for a personalized twist on this classic dish.
  6. Family-Friendly: The familiar, delectable flavors make it a hit with both kids and adults. It’s a crowd-pleaser that satisfies various tastes.
  7. Meal Prep-Friendly: Prepare a large batch and portion it out for convenient, reheatable meals throughout the week. It’s an excellent option for meal prepping.
  8. Cost-Efficient: Making this dish at home is more cost-effective than ordering takeout, especially when preparing it in bulk.
  9. Low in Processed Ingredients: Unlike some takeout versions, this recipe focuses on whole, real-food ingredients, eliminating the need for heavily processed additives.

Easily Customizable

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a great family recipe because it can be customized to everyone’s liking. If you have an extra hungry spouse (like we do) or kiddos that love to eat, pair it with rice for a heavier meal. If you want to stick to low-carb, serve it over cauliflower rice or as is. If a family member or friend can’t handle heat, minimize the hot sauce and get rid of the crushed red pepper.

Pick your protein of choice

This meal can be made with ground chicken, pork, turkey or beef. We’ve also used scrambled eggs in place of meat and it’s turned out delicious. For a meatless option, pan-sear and add some tofu.

Meal Prep

We’re both creatures of habit and since creating this recipe, it’s become a meal that’s made on constant rotation. Because our lives are both filled with craziness, we’re huge fans of being intentionally prepared before morning arrives. While this meal is super simple to toss together, you may still want to:

  • Chop your onions on your meal prep day.
  • Mix together the aioli the night before.

We know, we know, we’re always talking about meal prep but it truly is the holy grail to healthy eating. It reduces stress and simplifies our lives—and it will yours too!

What are liquid aminos? Why use them? Is there a soy-free alternative?

You may have spotted a bottle on shelves at a health food store or seen them listed in an array of real-food recipes, but what exactly are liquid aminos?

Liquid aminos are the concentrated amino acids extracted from soybeans. Different from soy sauce, liquid aminos contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins in our bodies. Unlike soy sauce, they don’t contain wheat (hello, gluten-free), are made of two basic ingredients (soybeans and water), have no added salt and are far less processed than soy sauce.

When it comes to taste, liquid aminos have a slightly less salty, milder and faintly sweeter taste than soy sauce. You can use them in just about any recipe that calls for soy sauce. Just make a 1:1 substitution and you’ll be all set.

If you choose to avoid soy, use can use coconut aminos 1:1 instead.

For a paleo-friendly, vegan and vegetarian option

Substitute the Greek yogurt with a non-dairy option. Omit the meat and eat as-is, or add beans or tofu in place of meat.

Freeze it

Not only is this meal easy to make, it’s freezer-friendly. Once it’s cooled completely, divide the mixed into servings and freeze in ziplock baggies. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator or warm it up in the microwave frozen. (You may need to add a little bit of water to the mixture.)

A few creative ways to reuse your leftovers:

  • Quesadilla style! Add leftovers to a tortilla. Top it with a small amount of cheese a second tortilla. Grill it and garnish with avocado for a great tasting lunch.
  • A quick and easy wrap. Add a scoop of leftover (cold) Egg Roll mix onto a wrap, top with a little spicy mustard, roll it up (wrap style) and enjoy!
  • Cold, on top of a salad
  • In a roasted Portobello mushroom cap. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cleaned mushroom caps, stem/gill side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes, until caps are soft. Remove from the oven and carefully flip the mushroom caps over. If water accumulates on the baking sheet, drain the liquid. Evenly spoon leftover egg roll mixture in the cup of each cap. Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, until mushrooms are tender and the mixture is warm.

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If you make this Egg Roll in a Bowl (Better than Takeout) Recipe, we would love to hear how it turned out! Leave a comment below sharing what your friends and family thought of it. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us all! Don’t forget to tag @fullforlifegal on Instagram so we can admire your masterpiece! 🌟

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This quick and easy dish takes dinner to a whole new level. It cooks in just one pan and is the perfect healthy meal for busy weeknights. Thanks to the convenience of cole-slaw mix, you can really save on time and clean-up. Serve it as is, with brown rice or cauliflower rice for a truly satisfying meal.



Egg roll:

Sesame aioli: (optional but recommended)

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoons hot sauce (depending on desired heat; yields medium heat)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons lime juice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together sesame aioli ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it. If you’re not a fan of heat, gradually add hot sauce until it reaches desired flavor.
  2. Heat a large skiller over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil, onion and garlic to pan. Sauté for a minute. Add ground turkey breast or protein of choice). Use wooden spoon to break up the meat as it cooks. Cook until ground turkey is no longer pink (about 5-7 minutes). Drain extra liquid, if necessary.
  3. Add slaw mix, liquid aminos, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper and remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Sauté until slaw just begins to wilt and become tender (about 6-8 minutes). Remove from heat.
  4. Serve in bowls as is, or on top of prepared rice. Drizzle sesame aioli on top. Enjoy!


Healthy tip: Look for 100% whole grain rice rather than highly refined white rice. Whole grain rice provides essential nutrients that its ultra-processed counterpart doesn’t offer.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: One Pot, Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals

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  1. Erica

    Light and delicious! This is definitely going into our meal rotation! Easy and quick to make – perfect for a weeknight. I used fresh minced ginger and added it to sautée with the onion and garlic. The meat/cabbage combo had great flavor and I didn’t make the sesame aioli (I wasn’t sure my husband would like) it but I think I’ll try it next time.

    I also decided to cook my brown rice with bone broth instead of water – I’ve heard this is a great way to make it more nutrient dense and it was great!

    Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow!


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