Packed with nutritious whole grains, protein and fruit, these sushi rolls are the perfect addition to your child’s lunch box.
As a Stonyfield blogger, I received samples from Stonyfield, Justin’s, and PackIt. All opinions expressed are my own.
I’ve been in a bit of denial about the back to school season. Of course, I’ve seen all of the back to school stuff out at the stores over the past several weeks but I’ve been trying to hang on to the last days of summer. You see, this is a big year for our family. My daughter Sienna is starting preschool five days a week for the first time. It feels like just yesterday that she was born and all of a sudden she’s all grown up and we’re shopping for backpacks and school supplies! Can someone please slow down the clock?
Almost as intimidating as the thought of her starting school is the thought of packing a nutritious lunch for her five days a week. Of course, I’ll have my Minnie Mouse-shaped almond butter and jelly sandwiches on standby just in case. But I’d like to fill her new lunch box with some fun and creative snacks that she’ll love to eat and will also put a smile on her face.
My Strawberry Banana Sushi Rolls are the perfect healthy and playful addition to your child’s lunchbox. And they’re so easy to prepare, you can even get your little one in the kitchen with you to make them together. First, I make a simple spread by combining Stonyfield Whole Milk Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter or Maple Almond Butter. This spread also makes an excellent dip for apple slices, so you might want to make some extra!
Then, I simply spread the mixture on a whole wheat tortilla and top it with a banana sliced lengthwise, and some strawberries. I also like to sprinkle on some granola for crunch but you can leave it out or substitute chopped nuts or coconut if you prefer.
Finally, I roll it all up and slice it into pieces using a sharp knife. For a final touch, I sprinkle some extra granola on top. Packed with nutritious whole grains, protein and fruit, this is a lunch your kids will love and you can be proud of.
To round out the meal, I’ll fill Sienna’s new PackIt Freezable Upright Lunch Box with other nutritious goodies like Stonyfield YoKids Squeeze yogurt pouches and Justin’s Snack Packs (she loves the Chocolate Hazelnut Butter + Pretzels and so does mommy!). Sienna loves the bright colors on her new lunch box and I love the fact that her food will stay cool and fresh all day long. Plus it has a built-in freezable gel so no ice packs are needed.
Are you looking forward to back to school season? How are you spending the last days of summer? What are some of your favorite lunch box staples?
Strawberry Banana Sushi Rolls
- ¼ cup Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter or Maple Almond Butter
- ¼ cup Stonyfield Whole Milk Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 4 whole wheat tortillas (8-inch diameter)
- 4 bananas, sliced lengthwise
- 8 strawberries, stemmed and sliced into quarters
- Granola, optional
- Mix the nut butter and yogurt together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth and creamy.
- Lay each tortilla on a cutting board and spread each one with about 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture, leaving a small border around the edges. Arrange two banana halves down the middle of each tortilla and place some pieces of strawberry down the middle. Roll the tortillas up, wrapping them around the fruit.
- With a sharp knife, cut the tortillas into 6 pieces each. Plate the “sushi” and sprinkle with a small amount of granola.
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