A unique fusion of Irish and Chinese cuisine, these Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls are the perfect appetizer for your healthy St. Patrick’s Day party. Hearty corned beef, creamy Swiss cheese and shredded green cabbage are stuffed inside crispy egg roll wrappers to create a fun finger food that will impress your guests.
If St. Pat’s has already come and gone, these egg rolls are the perfect solution for all those corn beef and cabbage leftovers from St. Patrick’s Day. Even if St. Paddy’s Day is months away, these yummy Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls are guaranteed to bring you the luck of the Irish all year round!
To keep this recipe light and healthy while keeping you on track with your weight loss diet goals, we utilize reduced fat Swiss cheese and lean corned beef to avoid unnecessary fat and calories. We also skip the deep fryer and bake these egg rolls in the oven to crispy perfection (though you can always use an air fryer if you’ve got one.)! But despite their lightened-up ingredients, these hearty egg rolls taste anything but diet friendly.
Double up the recipe and create a party platter of delicious diet weight loss food that is reminiscent of the holiday! Surround the egg rolls with a variety of green and orange veggies to match the Irish flag. Lay out large leaves of rainbow chard or collards for a beautiful emerald base. Create a display of chopped broccoli, green and orange bell peppers, cucumbers and baby carrots for healthy dippers that pair perfectly with our Cucumber Dill Dip. Click the link below to discover 10 green foods for healthy St. Patrick’s Day inspiration:
Did you know that corned beef actually has nothing to do with corn? According to Food Network, “corned beef got its name from the dry curing process used to preserve the meat.” They explain that the meat is surrounded by “corns” or “large, coarse pellets of salt” that absorb moisture. This preserves the beef and helps to stop the growth of bacteria.
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To make these Irish egg rolls, get started by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. On a flat surface, lay out eight egg roll wrappers in a diamond position. Place one ounce of corned beef in the center of each wrapper, then top with half of a slice of reduced fat swiss cheese and a pinch of cabbage.
Now that you’ve portioned out the filling, it’s time to wrap your egg rolls. This step can be tricky. However, if you follow our steps, you’ll have perfectly rolled egg rolls that are just as impressive as they are delicious. First, fold the bottom corner of the egg roll wrapper over the filling.
Continue rolling firmly halfway up the wrapper, then fold the two side corners over the filling. Finish rolling firmly all the way up and seal your rolls by moistening the edges with water. Place your egg rolls onto the baking sheet and whisk together an egg wash with one egg and a teaspoon of water. Lightly brush the egg wash over your rolls and bake them for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
The Leaf Pro Tip: Corned beef and cabbage is typically served with a horseradish or mustard-based sauce. Luckily, both horseradish and mustard are considered Free Foods on the Nutrisystem plan. Free Foods are anything less than 10 calories per serving. We recommend Dijon or brown mustard since they don’t typically contain added sugars. Choose your favorite and serve up your rolls with a flavorful topping that’s diet friendly.
One serving of these Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls contains 118 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. To make this healthy appetizer a full-on Flex Meal, feel free to pair your egg rolls with a high fiber SmartCarb.
SmartCarbs are anything between 80 to 120 calories and contain at least one gram of fiber per serving. While your oven is already preheated, slice up some sweet potatoes into the shape of fries and throw them in the oven while your egg rolls are baking. Whip up a quick side of rice pilaf with brown rice, peas, onions and carrots. Put on your baking hat and keep the healthy St. Patrick’s Day theme with our recipe for Irish Soda Bread. For a full list of SmartCarbs, refer to our comprehensive Grocery Guide.
Staying accountable with your food intake every day is important for the best weight loss results. However, it’s especially important on holidays when unhealthy snacks, desserts and beverages lurk everywhere. Avoid temptation and stay on plan this St. Paddy’s Day by logging your meals in the NuMi App! NuMi is the perfect app for your Nutrisystem weight loss plan and makes it easy to keep track of your foods, water and exercise throughout your journey. Click here to log this recipe in the NuMi app >
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If you’re looking for more Irish inspiration for your healthy St. Patrick’s Day menu, you’re in luck! Have fun in the kitchen with these other delicious and healthy holiday recipe ideas:
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