- 1/2 package of Buckwheat noodles (a little bit healthier and have more fiber)
- Rice paper wrappers
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup julienned carrots
- 1/2 cup julienned cucumbers
- basil leaves
- fresh spinach
- 1 onion (sauteed in 1 T olive oil)
- 1 T olive oil
- You can add shrimp or grilled chicken to it as well
- Rice vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar or splenda
Drop the noodles in boiling water and cook until soft. Sautee the onions in 1 T olive oil. While the noodles and onions are doing their thing, prep the other toppings. Julienne the carrots and cucumber and marinate them in rice vinegar and a bit of sugar (I used splenda). Dice the avocado. Make the peanut sauce while the noodles and onions are finishing.
Assembling the rolls
Fill a clean saucepan with room temperature water (some recipes say you need to boil the water but I did it without boiling and it worked fine). Put one rice paper wrapper in the water. It’ll take about 30 -45 seconds to completely soften. Take out the wrapper carefully and lay flat on a clean surface. Start putting your toppings on. Wrap tightly.
Making the peanut sauce (From Weight Watchers)
Makes 12 servings, 1 tablespoon per serving, Points Plus value: 1
- 1/4 cup(s) peanut butter, creamy, all-natural
- 3 Tbsp vegetable broth, reduced-sodium
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, or balsamic vinegar (I did a tiny bit less than a tablespoon)
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (I did 1/2 Tablespoon)
- 1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (I didn’t actually put this in at all)
- 1 tsp hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 tsp sugar (Splenda)
Mix all the ingredients together. If the sauce is a little too soupy for you liking add a little bit more peanut butter until it gets to the consistency that you like.
We calculated the rolls (without the chicken) with 1 T of peanut sauce to be 3 pointsplus.
I made a huge fruit salad again. In it I put grapes, pineapple, canteloupe, blueberries, strawberries and peaches. I’m pretty excited about it. I may make crepes for breakfast and use this as the filling.