How to Make Sandwich Sushi

By blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page!


I love sending fun foods like this Sandwich Sushi in my kids’ lunches. They get a little excitement in the middle of the day, and I envision them feeling the love behind the thought and creation of the food sent. Okay, so maybe that part is a stretch, but it does feel nice to send something cute and creative beyond the traditional stand-by!

How to make Sandwich Sushi on 100 Days of Real Food

Sandwich sushi is the perfect bite-sized finger food that could just do the trick in helping your child eat more of their veggies, because somehow thinly sliced vegetables (yes, even the green ones) look so much more appealing when wrapped up in bread. Or so my kids tell me.

Sandwich Sushi Ideas

Sandwich sushi is just like any regular sandwich except it’s rolled up like sushi, and the possibilities are endless! Here are some variations to consider:

  • Veggie sticks & cream cheese
  • Peanut butter & jelly (or other nut butter)
  • Tuna, avocado & cucumber
  • Nut butter & banana
  • Chicken, cheese, avocado & spinach
  • Cheese, bacon & avocado
  • Nut butter & strawberries

How to Make Sandwich Sushi

Sandwich Sushi is really easy to make. If you can make a sandwich, you can make it into sushi! All you have to do is slightly flatten a piece bread with a rolling pin, add your ingredients to the end closest to you, and roll it up (and secure it) with your hands before cutting into little slices. Even the kiddos can make this one. It’s a great way to get them involved in food preparation AND take something off your plate (pun intended).

To help you see how easy it is to make Sandwich Sushi, we created this quick video:

Other Lunch Ideas

Browse school lunches Lisa has sent to her kids in our school lunch idea gallery or check out 10 recipes to freeze for school lunches to make packing a breeze. And if you need school lunch supplies, here’s a list of some of our favorites.

Have you tried Sandwich Sushi yet? Share your favorite combination in the comments below!

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16 thoughts on “How to Make Sandwich Sushi”

  1. This looks like a great snack! Also very handy for lunchboxes. I will definitely have to give these a go next time I’m cooking for my lunchbox :-).

  2. Melissa Williams

    Just finished reading real lunches, real easy. Was wondering if kids just eat all the food cold. For example the pita pizzas, mac and cheese. My daughter is 5, a slow eater, and only has about 20-25 min. for lunch. They have a microwave but for her to stand in line and learn to heat it up and then have time to eat seems like a lot. What do other people do?

    1. Hi Melissa,
      It’s really up to you. My kids eat most of the foods cold; so do Lisa’s. My kids have access to a micro also and may heat something up if the line is not long (for the micro), but are perfectly fine eating it cold. Another idea is to pack things like the mac & cheese in a thermos to keep it warm. Please feel free to ask any additional questions regarding. Thanks!

  3. Hi, I was wondering what type of lunchbox this is. I haven’t noticed a stainless steel one with a removable partition like that before. Would you please let me know? Thanks!

  4. I just bought the metal lunch bot containers with some small and large leak proof containers. I purchased 4 thin ice packs and a lunch bag. How do you keep refrigerated items safety cool until lunch time? I worry a couple ice packs in the insulated lunch bag won’t be enough? Thanks!

    1. Kiran Dodeja Smith

      Hi Miranda,

      You definitely need ice packs, but it sounds like you may be okay with what you bought. How many lunches are you packing? Are you putting 2 ice packs in each bag? It also depends on what time your kids eat; I know my kids’ lunch times have varied anywhere from 10:30 – 1 p.m. (!!) I’m happy to help if you want to reply back to this comment.

      ~Kiran

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