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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fruit Sushi For Kids (and Big Kids)

Aaaaw, look! It's fruit sushi! Fancy....sorta.

I don't know about you, but lunchtime/snacktime is like a broken record around here. We eat the same things day, after day, after day (Are you like me?). Today I decided to switch it up and make something that would be fun to eat and make with my toddler. It was yummy, easy, and fun. Everybody wins!

What you'll need:

2 uncooked wheat tortillas (found in the refrigerated section)
1 medium sized RIPE banana, peeled
1/2 cup raspberries
3 tbs peanut butter, or more if desired (I like Adam's and Skippy Natural)
3 tbs Nutella, or more if desired
Cinnamon for sprinkling

Cook your tortillas, one at a time in a large skillet over medium heat. Make sure they don't get too crispy, you want them pliable. Allow to cool. Lay cooked tortillas on a flat clean surface. Take peanut-butter and spread it evenly over the surface of the tortilla. Make sure and spread it as close to the edges as possible. Thinly slice banana and then proceed to lay the banana slices over the peanut-butter, making sure to cover the whole surface. Very lightly dust some cinnamon over the banana. You are now ready to roll. Roll the tortilla away from you gently. Take care not to smash it. With a sharp knife, slice every 1/2 inch.

Spread nutella evenly over the surface of your last tortilla. Make sure and spread as close to edges as possible. With clean hands, take raspberries and split them in two and place them all over the nutella, making sure to cover the whole surface. Now you are ready to roll it up. Roll the tortilla gently away from you. Take care not to smash it. With a sharp knife, slice your roll every 1/2 inch.

Serve with thinly sliced veggies (aaaaw, cute) for some balance, as I know this is more like a dessert! Enjoy!

image by Briana


Unknown said...

can I have some please!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

There are so many things I like about this; I'll just name one, though: If you get them used to eating something that looks like sushi, they'll be more likely to accept real sushi when the time comes. I love the idea of feeding them things they already love, but just in a different format - that way they get used to variety and things looking different. These look scrumptious. Regarding your issues with having the same thing for lunch every day, google Muffin Tin Mom. She has a zillion ideas for what to feed kids, all of which take place inside a muffin tin. Genius.

Kar said...

So cute Breezy! Great idea!

Briana said...

Jason- Yes, have some!

Haley, Bingo!

Kar- Haha, danks.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

beautiful pictures

Briana said...

Thank you, Damaris!