egg roll in a bowl in a pink bowl with small gold bowl of soy sauce and chopsticks

Paleo egg roll in a bowl…a healthy twist on the tried and true take out classic!

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egg roll in a bowl in a pink bowl with small gold bowl of soy sauce and chopsticks and red pepper flakes

Back to this egg roll in a bowl. I’m finally getting this recipe back up on the blog from my old site! I know this has been a meal prep staple for so many of you– I can’t believe it wasn’t on my site yet! I’m slowly but surely catching up to transferring all of my recipes over from my site. Appreciate your patience 🙂

As you guys probably know about me, I love a big bowl of comfort food for dinner over something like a salad any day. This recipe is full of color, flavor, and nutrients. Bonus points, it’s incredibly easy to make!

egg roll in a bowl in a pink bowl with small gold bowl of soy sauce and chopsticks

It’s. So. GOOD!!

Can I make it vegan?

Yes! This dish is versatile in the sense that you can sub any whatever protein you like. Tofu for vegan, shrimp for pescatarian, and ground beef or chicken for an animal protein. It goes so well with any of these, and the protein gets cooked up in the sauces left behind from the veggies so it will pick up lots of flavor!

This dish holds up super well for meal prep, too. You can whip it up quickly for dinner one night, and have lunch or dinners prepped for the next few days (depending on how many you’re feeding). I absolutely love this recipe, and I know you guys will too!

Easy, nutrient-dense, and so so delicious. The ideal weeknight meal.

Enjoy! xx

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Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Paleo egg roll in a bowl. Packed with nutrients, protein, and flavor! 




  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 head of cabbage, sliced into strips
  • 3 large carrots, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground organic beef, turkey, or chicken (can sub shrimp, grilled chicken, tofu, etc.)
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • Sea salt + pepper, to taste
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Heat a large skillet (make sure it’s big enough for the whole head of cabbage!) over medium heat and add avocado oil.
  2. Once hot, add cabbage and stir to coat in oil.
  3. Stir in carrots, and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, until veggies are slightly softened. Stir frequently.
  4. Add garlic, coconut aminos, sesame oil, and stir. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are soft. Remove from pan and set aside in a large bowl(try to leave any left over sauce/oils behind to flavor your protein).
  6. Add ground meat to the same pan, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook until no longer pink. If using another protein, cook however you like (you may need to add a bit of oil to the pan if protein is sticking).
  7. Strain the meat, then add to the bowl with the veggies. Stir, add green onions, enjoy!


Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


Nov 30, 2019

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

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  1. Dani Lutz says:

    Delicious! I made this tonight and absolutely love it! It was so easy to follow, simple ingredients, and was done in no time at all:) it’s the perfect weeknight meal! The only thing I tweaked was adding a little Siracha to the meat while it cooked ???? the hubby likes his food spicy. We will be making this on the regular!

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Hi Dani! Thank you so much for this sweet comment!! I’m so happy you guys liked it– I need to try it with the siracha!

  2. Nicolle says:

    Absolutely amazing and easy recipe! One of our weekly go to meals. It keeps for leftovers as well!!

  3. Rachel says:

    so flavorful, creative, and SO easy to make! this has quickly become a regular weeknight dinner recipe in our home 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    This recipe changed my life. I finally have a healthy go-to recipe for when I have those Chinese takeout cravings! The name says it all, tastes like a true egg roll. Thank you, Mia!

  5. Amber says:

    Wow. Just… SO GOOD. The recipe is absolutely delicious and I will be adding to my recipe book for future meals because it is THAT good.

  6. Inna says:

    I make this once a week, and its amazing! Easy, sooooo flavorful, healthy and most important FAST! Thank you so much for this creation!

  7. Madeline says:

    I keep this one in my back pocket so easy and satisfying week night dinners. Simple/ clean ingredients and so good topped with a fried egg! This also tastes great as leftovers.

  8. Natalie says:

    Delish! I love how this recipe uses ingredients that I already have – second time I used an asian cabbage mix & ground chicken instead & turned out just as good!

  9. Victoria says:

    I made a vegan version – so comforting on cold evenings!!

  10. Laura says:

    Another Gathered Nutrition Recipe and another added staple to our dinner rotation! We LOVED this recipe (as usual). We loved that it made a ton and now we both have leftovers for lunch. Thank you!

  11. Rick says:

    WOW I loved this dish and the ease that comes with cooking it. Deep flavor, healthy ingredients and a family favorite.

  12. Katherine says:

    This is so yummy! I’m always a little intimidated by Asian recipes like this, but this was so easy!

  13. Malgie says:

    a staple at our house! It is so filling and so flavorful and simple to make any night. It is just as delicious for lunch the next day!!

  14. Sam says:

    I make this at least once a week and anytime guests come over! Pair it with Mia’s coconut aminos Salmon recipe and YUM

  15. Christina O'Leary says:

    I LOVE this recipe! I’ve used it so much that I just use the sauce for a ton of other recipes and throw it on lots of veggies and rice and noodles!!!! I have always loved the cabbage in an egg roll and this is just brilliant!!! This is another Gathered Nutrition staple in my house! So delicious and easy!

  16. Natalie Schalk says:

    I make this at least once a month! It is so flavorful and simple to make. I look forward to my leftovers at lunch the next day!

  17. Laura says:

    Made this with tofu and drizzled a little Thai sweet chili sauce on top and it was fantastic! Thanks so much for the easy recipes 🙂

  18. Whitney says:

    It’s ridiculous how easy this recipe is. 10/10 will be adding it to my rotation!

  19. AZG says:

    Made this once and loved it! I want to make it again but I only have tamari on hand. Would it be an equal sub to the coconut aminos? Thank you

  20. Maureen says:

    Is there nutritional info…like calories, ect? Thanks

  21. Uncle Steven says:

    Next level on this is just order of operations.

    -season mean separately
    -hot pan with oil add and cook meat until you get some browning (actual brown)
    -add garlic and half of green onions(and ginger if you have any)
    -add carrots (and celery if you want to kick it up) as soon as they are softened a little bit…
    -add cabbage and pour on aminos and sesame oil
    -add the second half of the green onions

    This is a terrific recipe and these tweaks easily kick it into the next level.

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