RECIPE: Healthy Easy Egg Rolls


I used to tear up an All-you-can-eat-Chinese-buffet!  Atop my plate-o-gluttony, were usually not one, but two,  precariously perched fried egg rolls.  Not sure when or were I fell in love with these grease-laden mystery tubes, but they probably ‘had me at “fried”‘.

Thank goodness I can easily forego Chinese buffets and their previously tempting egg rolls, now, knowing how disgustingly synthetic and chemical-ly (made up word) the contents are.

Now I nosh on a higher quality fare, like this little gem I invented recently.

It’s so easy I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner…

Chop 1/2 red pepper, 2 mushrooms and 1/3 small onion (more or less depending on your relationship with onions)

Sauté onion and mushrooms in 1 tsp of oil while you

Whisk 2 eggs, 1/4 cup cheese (I’ve used parmesan, swiss and goat cheese), the chopped red pepper, and a pinch of salt and pepper together.

Pour whisked contents into pan for scrambling

While scrambling, cut stem out of a swiss chard leaf*, which you will then use to wrap your egg scramble. 


Healthy, easy, yummy egg roll!

(*I suppose you could use any edible leaf, but chard tops the ANDI score charts, and holds together well so give it a try)

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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