Spring rolls are one of the most popular and healthiest Asian dishes. They have gained widespread popularity a few years ago as the rise of sushi and other fresh Asian dishes began to make their way into our diets.
So how many calories in a spring roll are there?
It depends on the type of spring roll, but a common vegetable only spring roll has just 62-65 calories in it.
To go along with the low number of calories, it has just 2.8 grams of fat, 7.5 grams of carbs and 2 grams of protein. So this is one of those cases where a food that not only appears to be healthy and low calorie but actually is.
Adding ingredients such as shrimp, chicken and even pork do little to change the calorie content. At most, adding a little lean pork will tack on an extra ten calories, but it also adds some protein to the spring roll as well making it an even more balanced food option.
Many people trying to lose weight, but still want to dine out find fresh Asian dishes like these a great way to enjoy dinner out without blowing their diet. Just make sure to stick with spring rolls and ditch the side of white rice for brown.