Did you make a health-related New Years resolution? I made a few, including completing 8,000 steps everyday and cutting out sugar. To help me achieve these goals, I try to plan and prepare my lunches ahead of time. I’m more likely to fall off the health wagon when I’m scrambling to get lunch. These Tofu and Zesty Kale Fresh Rolls are a fantastic lunch option; they fill you up without being too heavy. They’re also super tasty and you can make them ahead of time.
You won’t find kale in traditional fresh rolls, but that’s the beauty of making them at home! You can fill your rolls with whatever ingredients you like. I chop the kale into smaller pieces and massuage a homemade dressing for extra flavor. Massaging the kale pieces helps to break them down and do away with the slightly bitter taste some people experience when eating kale. With the dressing, you don’t even need peanut sauce…although these are still super tasty when dunked in a creamy sauce. =) I also cook my tofu with a small amount of yellow curry powder to infuse the tofu with flavor.
If you’ve never made fresh rolls before, they take a little practice. Fresh roll skins are thin and hard, but once introduced to water they become soft, sticky and stretchy. They can then be filled with whatever ingredients you prefer and wrapped up like a burrito. The trick is that the skin is rather delicate, so it takes a little bit of practice to roll without tearing. I found this YouTube video to be really helpful!