Today I'm sharing one of my kids' favorite back to school lunches: Banana Sushi. It sounds sophisticated but it's so simple to make and absolutely kid-friendly. Serve it with some plastic kids chopsticks to make it even more fun to eat.
- Whole-grain tortilla - 1
- Banana - 1
- Unsalted nut or seed butter - About 1 Tbs.
- Honey - About 1 tsp.
Lay the whole-grain wrap on a cutting board and spread with a thin layer of your favorite nut or seed butter, spreading it all the way to the edges since it will be the "glue" that holds your wrap together. Drizzle with honey, then lay the banana on the wrap on one edge and roll it up like a burrito, carefully tucking the edges of the wrap tightly around the banana. Once fully rolled, put the wrap seam-side down on the cutting board. Using a serrated knife, slice horizontally into sushi-style pieces. Discard the uneven ends (or eat them!), and lay the sushi pieces flat in a lunch box.
*Can be made the night before and kept in the refrigerator. Use a slightly under ripe banana if you are making this in advance, or rub the cut side of half a lemon on the cut side of the sushi slices before refrigerating to keep the bananas from turning brown.
*If using a gluten-free wrap that is not as pliable, I recommend softening it up first to prevent breakage. Wet 2 large paper towels that are attached and squeeze most of the water out. Then lay the paper towels flat, place the wrap on the paper towels and use the towel to cover both sides of the wrap. Place covered wrap in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Your wrap will now be soft and ready to roll!