How to make eggroll in a bowl | Food Recipes

This Eggroll in a Bowl recipe has all the flavors of a traditional egg roll, cooked in a skillet, without the fried wrapper! The low carb way to enjoy your favorite Chinese takeout food!
Play the new video below to see how to make my Eggroll In A Bowl recipe in action – it’s so easy!

I’ve told you in a few posts that I’ve been dabbling in the Trim Healthy Mama diet for the past two months. It’s really hard to completely stick to any diet when I have this blog to run, haha! I had about 25 lbs to lose and I’m 15 down now, so I would say that it works – it just comes off slowly. That’s probably due to the fact that I stick to the eating plan MOST (not all) of the time! I have to sample things that I make, you know… 😉

It’s especially difficult to be on any diet when you have a family to cook for each night, too. Essentially, dinners need to be either low carb or low fat to be “on plan.” I would hear some mumbling over some of the dinners I tried out on them, but NOT this one! It’s so much healthier than a traditional eggroll because there’s no deep fried wrapper!

One of the amazing women in the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group created the idea for this recipe, and it has been one of my favorite dinners to make ever since! My version below is quite a bit simpler, and it really does taste like an eggroll in a bowl! I would make sure you use low sodium soy sauce, because the sausage is quite a bit salty on its own.

How to make eggroll in a bowl | Food Recipes

How to make eggroll in a bowl | Food Recipes
How to make eggroll in a bowl | Food Recipes


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 bag dry coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • sliced green onion


  1. In a large, deep skillet, brown sausage.
  2. Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine garlic, soy sauce, and ginger; set aside.
  3. Once sausage is cooked through, add dry coleslaw mix to skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Pour soy sauce mixture into the skillet and stir,
  5. continuing to cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until cabbage is wilted,
  6. but still a bit crunchy. Serve with sliced green onion.

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“A filling and healthy wonder soup to assist with any diet. Vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, paleo – this combination of cooked veggies will leave you feeling full enough to get past the hunger pangs.”

This soup is a little out of character compared to the recipes I usually post, seeing as how it doesn’t include two cups of sugar or a pound of cream cheese, but that’s actually the point. I have a wonderful job (this little food blog) where I get to spend my days making tasty recipes… and I know they’re tasty because I eat them.

All the time. And like that one day where I had the genius idea of snacking on parfaits all day long, it does catch up to me. It has caught up to me. I’m going to be real with you: my pants no longer fit. In fact, they haven’t for a while now. But at least yoga pants are super comfy.

So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to do everything a bit less – eat less, cook less, splurge less. I’ve also did the GM Diet again, a week-long program that’s one part diet and one part detox. I have no authority to recommend the GM diet to anyone, but it’s worked for me now (and in the past) to help jump start me toward more healthy habits.

And one of my absolutely favorite parts of the GM Diet? Their weight loss wonder soup.

Now, the GM Diet doesn’t have full claim on a soup like this. Many other diets (such as Weight Watchers) have their own version of this soup to help supplement their plans. There are even whole diets based on eating nothing but this soup.

I’ll bet you wondering, can a soup really be good enough to be called a “wonder”? Well, there are some clear benefits to a soup like this:

1 – It leaves you feeling satisfied and full. One of the hardest part of any diet is overcoming those hunger pangs, and I find that having this soup (with lots of water) helps get me through the day with ease.… And if you’re anything like me, I’ll bet you’re giving that last sentence the side eye, since every time someone promises that a food is “filling” it ends up being anything but that. My tip? Have some large naval oranges handy. If you’re still feeling snacky after the soup, grab an orange.

By the time you peel the fruit and finish eating, all the remaining hunger pangs will have passed. Sometimes you just need a distraction for your body to catch up to the idea that you’re full, and a fruit like an orange keeps you occupied while that happens (and helps top of any remaining room in your stomach).

2 – It has great flavor without adding all the “bad for you” foods. In its base form, this soup is about as good for you as it can get – it’s nothing but veggies cooked in water. Before I had this soup, I would have told you that I did not like cabbage, onions, or green peppers, yet they somehow make a delicious combination when cooked together in this soup.




  • 4 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 green peppers diced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil optional
  • 3 large tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch celery diced
  • 1 small cabbage chopped
  • 3 cup water or up to 5 cups for a more watery soup


  1. Start off by cutting up all the vegetables and separating them into three large bowls: onion and green pepper in the first bowl, tomatoes and celery in the second bowl, and cabbage in the last bowl.
  2. If you need tips on how to cut a green pepper, watch this video for a walkthrough.
  3. If you’ve never cut a cabbage before, watch this video on how to do it.
  4. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onions and green peppers to pan, tossing to coat.
  6. Sautee veggies until water has cooked out and onions begin to brown.
  7. The length of time this takes will depend on your cooking unit and the size of your pan, but for me, it took about 35 minutes.
  8. Turn the veggies every 3 to 5 minutes while cooking to prevent sticking and to check the color.
  9. When cooked, remove from heat.
  10. In an extra large spaghetti pot, add the cabbage and water.
  11. Next, add the tomatoes and celery.
  12. Finish by adding the cooked onions and green peppers on top.
  13. Ingredients will likely be to be brim of the pot – this is okay. Do not stir soup yet.

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