We are on a roll (a, ahem, SUSHI roll) this week with new fun lunches!
see what I did there?????
Today’s Lunch du Jour was a cool twist on peanut butter & jelly – no crust removal or soggy bread required. No cook, quick prep, lots of flavor, fresh fruit, protein and fiber. If you have a child or are prepping for a child with food allergies or intolerances, the peanut butter can be swapped for soy nut or sunflower butter, both of which are delicious! The whole wheat wrap can be swapped for gluten free as well.
These “sushi” rolls can be a creative fine motor skill experience for older children if given some chop sticks to practice with. The filling can be changed up easily – bananas, apple slices, mini chocolate chips, or Nutella for a real treat.
As a soon-to-be mom of 2 under 2 and a busy home daycare provider, I am always looking for shortcuts. I love that the peanut butter works for you. We have all been there – trying to wrangle all of our wrap ingredients and either filling is squishing out or the wrap breaks (whole wheat and gluten free wraps tend to crack easily.) Use the peanut butter as the “glue” that holds your roll together.
These fun sushi rolls can be a great make ahead school lunch or after school snack. They can easily be breakfast too!
- whole wheat tortilla wraps (I used the smaller sized tortillas)
- smooth peanut butter
- fresh cut oraganic strawberries (as part of the Dirty Dozen, I always opt for organic strawberries)
- spread peanut butter on the wrap
- assemble berries in a row (makes rolling easier)
- as you roll the wrap, tuck the berries in using the peanut butter as a binder
- slice the roll ro resemble sushi
- use a little additional peanut butter to seal the roll if needed
- rather than thinly slice the strawberries, I may finely chop them next time to prevent larger pieces from slipping out of the roll during cutting and biting