This egg roll in a bowl meal prep takes your favorite egg roll in a bowl recipe, tops it with a fried egg, and transforms it into a quick and easy grab-and-go meal. It’s a naturally paleo and Whole30 compliant recipe, and it’s also low carb and keto-friendly!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Everything reheats beautifully, even the egg! Just pop the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds on low power, then flip the egg over and repeat, until everything is warmed through. You can also reheat the egg separately if you like.
- It’s naturally Whole30-compliant, but it’s also low carb and keto-friendly, so you get a delicious alternative to a traditional egg roll without the unhealthy parts (looking at you, deep-fried egg roll wrapper).
- This recipe makes 5 servings, so you won’t have to worry about breakfast (or brunch, or lunch, or dinner) for an entire work week.
- Lean protein, veggies, and healthy fats mean you’re eating a meal that’s not just yummy but also super filling.
Egg Roll in a Bowl Meal Prep Ingredients
Creamy Chili Sauce – It’s an easy-to-make, slightly spicy, 3-ingredient sauce that you’re going to want to put on everything. If you’re on a Whole30, be sure to use compliant sriracha and mayonnaise. You can even make your own with our Whole30 Sriracha and One-Minute Mayonnaise recipes!
Coleslaw Mix – Shredded cabbage and carrots make this taste just like a traditional egg roll, plus they’re satisfyingly crunchy. We use packaged coleslaw mix because it’s just so easy. If you prefer to make your own slaw, though, you totally can!
How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl Meal Prep
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
If you’ve made our reader-favorite egg roll in a bowl recipe before, you already know how easy this recipe is! Sauté onions and garlic in sesame oil, then add pork, ginger, water chestnuts, and sriracha or hot sauce. Cook everything together for 10 minutes or so, until you’ve cooked the pork completely.
Add in the coleslaw mix, aminos, vinegar, and salt & pepper, and stir everything together really well. Continue cooking (and stirring) for another 5 minutes or so, until the cabbage in the coleslaw mix is tender. Remove the mixture from the heat and set it aside. We’ll come back to it shortly!
Mix together the creamy chili sauce ingredients, then fry the eggs in ghee until they’ve reached your favorite fried egg consistency.
To “plate” your egg roll, divide the slaw mixture evenly among 5 meal prep containers with lids. Top the egg roll in a bowl with one fried egg per container and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. You can use small sealable containers to store the creamy chili sauce, then drizzle some on top of the egg roll mixture when you’re ready to eat.
- If you have 2 or 3 free minutes at mealtime, you can fry your eggs fresh instead of reheating them. Just prepare the egg roll in a bowl meal prep base ahead of time as instructed, then fry your egg when you’re ready to eat. This will still cut down on your overall cook time, but ensures your eggs are your desired consistency. It’s a good option if you like sunny-side-up eggs with runny yolks.
- Not a fan of cabbage? Try broccoli slaw instead! It’s super similar to traditional coleslaw but replaces the cabbage with shredded broccoli.
- The steps for egg roll in a bowl meal prep move quickly once you start cooking, so measure out all of your ingredients beforehand. You’ll be glad you did.
- You can replace the fried egg with hard-boiled or even scrambled eggs if you prefer! For scrambled eggs, just scramble them separately and break them into small pieces, then mix them into your egg roll in a bowl mixture. If you’re tracking portions strictly, you may want to scramble them one at a time and mix the egg in after dividing the slaw.
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Egg Roll in a Bowl Meal Prep
- Large skillet
- Small mixing bowl
- Non-stick skillet
- 5 meal prep containers
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 6 green onions sliced, green and white parts divided
- ½ cup red onion diced, see Notes for keto
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts chopped, see Notes for keto
- 1 tablespoon sriracha or hot sauce see Notes
- 1 14-ounce bag coleslaw mix
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos see Notes for keto
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar see Notes
- ⅛-¼ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
For the Fried Eggs
- 5 eggs
- 1 tablespoon ghee
For the Garnish
- black sesame seeds
- green onions green parts only, from above
- In large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add white parts of green onions, red onion, and garlic. Sauté, stirring frequently, until the red onion softens, approximately 5 minutes.
- Add ground pork, ginger, water chestnuts, and sriracha (or hot sauce) and cook until pork is cooked through and broken up, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
- Add slaw mix, aminos, vinegar, pepper, and salt. Stir until well combined. Cook, stirring regularly, until cabbage is tender, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat when finished.
For the Creamy Chili Sauce
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and hot sauce. Add salt, to taste.
For the Fried Eggs
- Melt ghee in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- When skillet is hot and ghee is melted, slowly pour in your egg from a small bowl.
- Cook until the egg whites are set but the yolk is still soft. Remove immediately for sunny-side up eggs, or flip and cook an additional…– 10 to 30 seconds for over-easy eggs– 30 to 60 seconds for over-medium eggs– 60 to 120 seconds for over-hard eggs
- Divide egg roll mixture evenly among 5 meal prep containers. Top each with one fried egg. Garnish with sesame seeds and green parts of green onions. Store creamy chili sauce separately, then drizzle on top when you're ready to eat.
- Sriracha/Hot Sauce: If you’re on Whole30, make sure the sriracha or hot sauce you use is Whole30 compliant. I like to use my homemade Whole30 Sriracha, or something like Frank’s Red Hot, which is also keto-friendly.
- Rice Wine Vinegar: Make sure you’re not using a “seasoned” rice wine vinegar. Those almost always include sugar, which means they’re not Whole30 compliant.
- Mayonnaise: Use a Whole30-compliant store-bought mayonnaise, or make my One Minute Whole30 Mayonnaise.
- Make it Keto: Skip the red onions and the water chestnuts, and replace coconut aminos with low-sodium soy sauce. If you’re keto and on Whole30, use Lite Tamari or Bragg’s Aminos.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.