Kid Sushi

Kid sushi is a great snack, and makes a good breakfast as well.
Kid sushi is a great snack, and makes a good breakfast as well.

Everyone loves when their food looks good.  That little garnish or flourish of sauce can go a long way in elevating a dish.  I have found that kids are much more likely to eat their food if it has a little special “something” about it.  Forks Over Knives does a sheperd’s pie with a mashed potato Jabba the Hutt on top.  My husband rolled a banana up with almond butter in a tortilla and sliced it into “sushi” rolls.  They both work (one takes 2 hours, the other takes approximately 2 seconds).  I’m not saying go crazy putting effort into making kid food entertaining.  But every parent likes to see their child smile, and kid sushi is sure to get that result!

Ingredients:

1 Whole wheat tortilla

4 Tbs almond butter

1 Banana, sliced lengthwise

Sprinkle of cinnamon

1 Sheet nori, for garnish (optional)

Spread the almond butter all over one side of the tortilla and lay out the sliced banana.  Sprinkle on the cinnamon.  Roll the tortilla over the bananas two or three times, then slice into “sushi” rolls.  Garnish with lettuce or nori, a slice of tomato or orange segment.

Commendable chop-stick handling by my 3 year old!
Commendable chop-stick handling by my 3 year old!

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