Diet friendly “egg rolls” – HCG, South Beach Diet, etc.

Without question, this is one of the best things I’ve learned how to make since I started dieting. In fact, this meal is so good that I make it all the time, diet or not. Between the ginger powder and the Bragg’s liquid aminos (which is basically a soy sauce substitute), it is soooo freaking flavorful!

Does it taste like an actual egg roll? No, of course not. But it does vaguely remind me of Chinese food, and that’s enough for me. I don’t know about you, but when I’m dieting sometimes all it takes is the hint of a certain flavor to satisfy a craving or make me feel like I’m indulging. Sometimes.

Almost an egg roll (chicken and cabbage)

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 4 oz chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 or 3 big cabbage leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos (It’s really salty, so always start with a little and build from there.)

Note: This recipe was in the pdf that came with my HCG drops. I don’t follow it to the letter anymore, because it turns out that I really love ginger! When I make it I don’t even measure the spices. One or two shakes of the garlic and onion powder, a bunch of shakes of the ginger powder, and I’m good to go.


1. Marinate the chicken in the Bragg’s liquid aminos for 20 minutes or so (this step is optional. I’ve done it the last few times I made this meal, and it came out a little better than normal.)

marinate chicken

2. Peel off a few big leaves of a cabbage, then chop some more into little pieces. (This is the most annoying and time-consuming step.)


3. Steam all of the cabbage for 15-20 minutes.

steam cabbage

4. Throw the chicken on the stove. (I like to use a very low flame, since it keeps the chicken from drying out. But obviously that makes the whole thing take much longer.)

grill chicken

5. Add the chopped cabbage to the pan, along with the spices and some more of the Bragg’s.

add cabbage to chicken

6. Let it cook for a little while longer, maybe 10 minutes. Try not to overcook the chicken! (Easier said than done, I know.)

stir fry

7. Lay out the big cabbage leaves on a plate.

cabbage on plate

8. Add some chicken and cabbage. At this point I usually add some more of the Bragg’s.

cabbage on plate add chicken

9. Roll the leaves up. (Note the liquid aminos in the background. I keep it handy because it tends to drip out while I’m eating, so I’m constantly adding more.)

roll it up

All done!


Mmm. These pictures got me hungry. Guess what I’ll be making for dinner tonight?!

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3 Responses to Diet friendly “egg rolls” – HCG, South Beach Diet, etc.

  1. tussockgal says:

    YUM! Cabbage leaves (for hot) and iceberg lettuce leaves (for cold) can replace all sorts of carb wraps and can be just as tasty as the original. 🙂

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  3. Kathleen says:

    This looks yummy! I plan to make tomorrow! I wonder if they would freeze well?

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