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Banana Sushi Rolls

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Kids won’t be able to resist this banana sushi! It’s simple – roll, cut and add sliced strawberries and kiwi for added flair. These sushi rolls will keep in lunchboxes until lunchtime. If your school is a nut-free zone, swap the peanut butter for soybutter or sunbutter instead!

I have started collecting back-to-school recipes for my kids so when I need to pack snacks or a lunch I have ideas ready. Today’s Banana Sushi Rolls are a fun, kid-friendly recipe that are the perfect addition to your child’s lunchbox or works as a nice after-school snack. My kids love to help make these Banana Sushi Rolls-it is a great way to get them involved.

These sushi rolls are also very customizable–if your school is nut-free you can use sunbutter. You can add a variety of fruits and berries. If you are serving these at home or your school isn’t nut-free try adding crushed peanuts or almonds to the rollups. This recipe uses one large tortilla that you roll up and can easily split the sushi into two lunchboxes or bento boxes. I like to make this and serve it with other goodies–vegetables, cheese, dried fruit and yogurt.

I am sharing these fun Banana Sushi Rolls in partnership with Produce for Kids® http://www.produceforkids.com and their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge. If you have followed along on A Cedar Spoon for a while now you know I love working with and promoting great organizations like Produce for Kids. Produce for Kids believes in creating a healthier generation through cause marketing campaigns that provide easy, fun and inspiring recipes. Produce for Kids has been helping families and children by giving back since 2002. Through produce and grocery retail partner programs, Produce for Kids has donated more than $6 million to charities that benefit children and families nationwide. I love this!

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Banana Sushi Rolls

Banana Sushi Rolls

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Kids won’t be able to resist this banana sushi! It’s simple – roll, cut and add sliced strawberries and kiwi for added flair. These sushi rolls will keep in lunchboxes until lunchtime. If your school is a nut-free zone, swap the peanut butter for soybutter or sunbutter instead!

Ingredients

  • 1 large (8-inch) whole wheat tortilla
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter, divided
  • 1 GROW banana, peeled
  • 1 strawberry, sliced
  • ½ Zespri® SunGold™ kiwi, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Lay tortilla on flat surface. Spread with half of the peanut butter. Place banana on one end of tortilla and roll up. Cut into even slices and place strawberries and kiwi sliced on top.
  2. Microwave remaining peanut butter on HIGH 30 seconds, or until melted, and drizzle over banana sushi.
  3. Top with shredded coconut.
 
Today’s post is sponsored by Produce for Kids. As always, opinions are 100% my own! 
 

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Tony Chen

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Hey Julia, I totally agree sushi is great for introducing to kids' lunch box, it's also wonderfully enticing food if they are pick eaters. I really love your sushi recipe btw :) The bananas besides make the rolls even more delicious, they are a great source of nutrient for the kids. Since they contain a high source of vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

James

Monday 11th of November 2019

This recipe is amazing! As a sushi enthusiast, I have never tried this kind of sushi before. I am going to make this sushi this weekend for my guests

Sushi Planet

Monday 5th of August 2019

Great post Julia... Looks very delicious gonna try it soon

Thomas

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Raya would love these!! download beetalk

Jessica@stuckonsweet

Monday 14th of August 2017

Raya would love these!! Yum!

Julia

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I think she would!! :)

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