This Grand Adventure: Chelsa-Bea: Spring Into Spring with Pick ‘n Save

March 10, 2014

Spring Into Spring with Pick ‘n Save

Fresh Spring Roll Recipe | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com #MyPicknSave #shop

Would you be surprised if I told you I was counting down the days until the first of spring? No, I think not. The milder weather this last week has given me the itch to back away from the comfort foods of winter and give my pantry a springtime overhaul. I’ve been craving more healthy and light meals. So in an effort to appease my appetite, I made a run to Pick ‘n Save this weekend so I could fill my kitchen with the freshest ingredients I could find.

Fresh Spring Rolls with Pick 'n Save #MyPicknSave #shop

Giving my fridge a little facelift  was just what I needed to get on the "I'm so ready for spring" bandwagon.  While I have to admit, the last few weeks I haven't been great about being conscious of what I'm buying when I head to the store, the countdown to the first day of spring is the perfect wake up call to refocus on healthy and fresh foods on my grocery trips.

Here are few tips and tricks for a springtime pantry makeover:
  • Meal plan and create a list before heading to the grocery store. This way you don’t end up filling your cart with random ingredients and ready-to-make foods such as frozen pizzas and canned soup.
  • Focus on shopping the perimeter of the store where the freshest produce, seafood and meat are available.
  • Utilize the health key™ and read labels  on products and pay attention to ingredients and things like sodium, sugar, fiber and protein content.
  • Frozen veggies are great but spring is the perfect opportunity to experiment with some fresh and seasonal options.
Fresh Vegetarian Spring Roll Ingredients | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com #MyPicknSave #shop

After my last trip to Pick 'n Save, my fridge and pantry are ready for spring. I made sure to stock up on lots of fresh produce, so we could make a few  of our favorite healthy meals, including these Fresh Spring rolls. There is never a bad time for spring rolls, but after being indoors the past few months, they really hit the spot.  These rolls are fun, interactive, light and filling. Perfect for spring and set you up on a week of healthy eating.

Fresh Spring Roll Ingredients | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com  #MyPicknSave #shop

Fresh Spring Rolls

Makes 10 Rolls

Ingredients

1 avocado, cut into thin slices
1 medium carrot, cut matchstick style
1 cucumber, cut matchstick style
½ red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
2-3 green onions, cut into thin slices
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
8-10 fresh basil leaves
½ lbs. medium shrimp
1-package rice noodles
10, 8-inch spring roll wrappers

To Make Fresh Spring Rolls

In a large bowl, prepare rice noodle following instructions on the package. Set aside.

When you are ready to start making rolls, take a handful-size bunch of noodles and set them in small, individual heaps on a plate. We make 10 small noodle bunches because it makes the roll building process easier and more efficient. You can always remove or add noodles later, if you would like smaller or larger rolls.

Using a pie pan or deep plate to soak the spring roll wrappers, one at a time, in water for 1-minute or follow instructions on back of package. Transfer the wrapper to your work surface.

Easy and Delicious Fresh Spring Roll Recipe | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com  #MyPicknSave #shop

Place noodles on one side of the wrap.

Then place your desired combination of veggies, and/or shrimp in wrap. When creating your vegetable combinations feel free to be creative, the more variety the better.

Some of our favorite combinations include:
3 cucumber sticks + 3 carrot sticks + 1-2 basil leaves + 2-3 slices of avocado
2 shrimp + 3 carrot sticks + 2 slices of avocado + 3-4 cilantro leaves
2 shrimp + 2 carrot sticks + 2 bell pepper slices + 2 basil leaves

Adjust the size of the noodle bunch and vegetables based on how large you like your rolls and ensuring they are wrapped tightly.

How To Wrap a Spring Roll | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com #MyPicknSave #shop

Roll once. Fold in sides. Roll until wrap is complete. Set aside. Repeat with a new combination.

Simple Fresh Spring Roll Recipe | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com  #MyPicknSave #shop

Serve with dipping sauce, such as soy sauce with sriracha or freshly made peanut sauce. Enjoy!

Simple and Delicious Fresh Spring Rolls | Recipe by chelsa-bea.com #MyPicknSave #shop

Thanks to #CollectiveBias and #MyPicknSave for helping me create this fresh and healthy meal for spring. For more tips, tricks and recipes follow Pick ‘n Save on social media - Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.

13 comments:

  1. YUM!! And such a great tutorial too. I only started eating and making spring rolls last year, but I'm hooked on them. Your post makes me wish we had a Pick 'n Save here.

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    1. I'm totally addicted to spring rolls, too! So delicious. Glad you like the tutorial!

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  2. I love these! I actually soak some of my veggies (cabbage, carrots) in a rice vinegar and it seems to bring out the flavor of the cilantro in each bite.
    I always do a homemade peanut sauce too :)

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    1. Great idea! I'm going to have soaking the veggies. Yum.

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  3. oh my goodness - these look so tasty!!!

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  4. I'm definitely ready for spring and these look delicious!

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    1. Mimi, I could not agree more! Thank you!

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  5. These look SOOOO good and conjure up all sorts of fun spring thoughts! Also-the photos, as always, are beautiful to just look at!

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