Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy

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This Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy is a favorite for the 17 Day Diet

I love Chinese food, especially egg rolls! Egg rolls you say? Yes, this recipe is inspired by the ever so famous egg roll. Introducing Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy.

This recipe is the perfect solution for losing weight with the 17 Day Diet or any low carb/low fat way of eating!

Who needs all that yummy goodness deep fried (no joke, I typed “friend” instead of “fried” at first), when you’re trying to lose weight?

Not me!


I’m all about cutting corners and cutting calories so this dish is a family favorite of mine!

Plus, it will give you the yummy flavors of an egg roll without having to eat a greasy, deep-fried roll. Talk about a WIN-WIN!

This Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy was created by community member, Judy H. Since then, it’s been a blog favorite!

This is a low carb version of Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy, perfect for the 17 Day Diet
Photo courtesy of Judy H.

This particular recipe is Judy’s take on the popular Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe that all of the members of my private Facebook Community are raving about!

When you’re craving deep fried egg rolls, turn to this Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy recipe instead!

Ingredients for Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy 

The full ingredient for this recipe are toward the end of this post, but I want to highlight a few ingredients with special notes.

Cabbage/Coleslaw Mix

One of the main ingredients in this dish is coleslaw mix – the kind that comes prepackaged with shredded cabbage (usually a few different varieties) and shredded carrots.

This recipe calls for two pounds (usually the mix comes in a one-pound bag). Now, if you plan on feeding an army or want a lot of leftovers for the week, go ahead and use the full two pounds.

The coleslaw mix is the bulk of the ingredients for this Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy recipe

However, if you want to feed a few people dinner or have leftovers for lunch, a one-pound bag of mix is perfect.

If you prefer to buy heads of cabbage and shred yourself, by all means, do the extra work!

If you decide to use all two pounds of coleslaw mix, make sure you have a large enough skillet to cook it all. If you don’t have a large enough pan, the cabbage mixture will cook down, so add a bag at a time, and you may have enough room.

Another option is to keep your extra bag of coleslaw mixture on hand to “refresh” your leftovers if you prefer to have a crispy salad type of leftover dish for lunch.

Judy's version of Egg Roll in a Bowl - the perfect meal for any cycle of the 17 Day Diet
Photo courtesy of Judy H.


Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is also an ingredient in this dish that I want to share a few thoughts about. When trying to lose weight with a low carb diet, it’s always best to keep your sodium intake at a healthy level.

When choosing a soy sauce, make sure it’s low sodium (it might say “lite” on the bottle).

If you want a healthier alternative to soy sauce, check out Braggs Liquid Aminos. This is what we use in my household. It contains naturally occurring sodium so the company doesn’t add extra table salt to their soy sauce alternative.

This recipe calls for a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup, to taste. I would start with a 1/4 cup and go from there. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out.

When making Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy, make sure you use light, low sodium soy sauce

More Low Carb Stir Fry Recipes

If you’re looking for more quick healthy dinner recipes, give these stir fry recipes a try:

Other Low Carb Asian-Inspired Recipes

If you enjoy dishes that are Asian-inspired and love this Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy, you might enjoy a few of these other low carb dishes:

Here’s Judy’s version of the popular low-carb dish without all the carbs and grease! If you make this recipe, please come back to review the recipe card below.

If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your pretty creation!

Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy is your favorite low fat, low carb non-deep fried version of your favorite egg roll!


Judy's version of Egg Roll in a Bowl - the perfect meal for any cycle of the 17 Day Diet
Yield: 4-6 Servings

Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A yummy egg roll in a bowl without all the carbs and fat! YUM!


  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil (may use Olive Oil)
  • 1 pound ground chicken (may use turkey for C1, or beef or pork for C2 )
  • 2 bags 1-pound cole slaw mix (cabbage/carrot mix) (a total of 2 pounds)
  • 2 red onions chopped
  • 10 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1-3 teaspoons ground ginger, to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-sodium light soy, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2-3 green onion stalks finely chopped (optional for garnish)


  1. On medium heat, heat oil and brown meat in large frying pan until fully cooked.
  2. Increase heat to medium high and add chopped onions and slightly brown.
  3. In a small bowl, mix garlic, ginger, soy sauce and add to pan.
  4. Immediately add cabbage/carrots mix and cook through until cabbage is semi-wilted, but still have a crunch to them.
  5. Add chicken broth or water as needed if mixture is too dry.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve.


Approved all cycles.

If you're on Cycle 2 or 3, experiment using other types of protein such as beef or pork.

If you're on Cycle 2 or 3, you may serve with brown rice. Also, feel free to adjust spices to your liking.

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8 thoughts on “Egg Roll in a Bowl a la Judy”

  1. Torey I was not able to download these ten free recipiea. Git to 50% download and it stopped. I’d like to download judys recipe egg roll in a bowl

    • Helen, you landed on the “thank you” page where it’s telling you to go check your inbox for the email that has a confirmation link. Once you click that link in the email, my email service will send you the download (hence the 50% completion).

  2. Hi Torrey
    I can make all the recipes but am having a time with portions if it is all mixed
    Should I follow a 1Cup rule for items like stir fry?

    • Hi Shannon, depending on how much cabbage you’re using, divide up your cooked portion into 4 to 6 servings. Eat one serving as your meal. If you’re still hungry, go for seconds. Generally, protein and cleansing veggies are allowed in unlimited quantities during Cycle 1. For this recipe, I’d watch your sodium in take, depending on how much soy sauce you use.

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Barb! I have a new stir fry recipe coming out soon that’s loosely based on this recipe and I think you’d like it, too!

  3. This was sooooo good! I used 1 lb of slaw mix and 3 tsp. of ginger…also I think the sesame seed oil really makes this special. Can’t imagine it tasting near as good with olive oil. Thanks for sharing!


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