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!
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!