Banana Sushi Rolls {12 Days of School Lunches}

Thanks for joining us for Day 6 of the 12 Days of School Lunches! We’re halfway through and already we have fantastic ideas for school lunches that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters


Here’s a recipe for those times when you’re looking for an option that isn’t a sandwich.

We  remember very well when Sam was young and day after day, she’d come home from school with her sandwich, untouched in her lunch pail. It’s not that she didn’t like sandwiches but she often grew tired of them. Since Sam is hypoglycemic, it was especially important to send something relatively healthy and protein packed that would entice Sam to eat her lunch. These Banana Sushi Rolls, based on Sam’s favorite after school snack, really fit the bill.

They’re so simple to make. Simply peel and slice a banana. I like to make the slices about 1/4 inch thick. Spread some peanut butter (or Wow butter) on the outside of each banana slice. If you aren’t allowed to send peanut butter or Wow butter to your child’s school, you can use something else that will act as the “glue”. Yogurt and honey are other possible options. The last step is to roll the outside of each banana slice in wheat germ (other possibilities: chia seeds, crushed flax seeds, hemp hearts). That’s it!

I like to wrap these up in some plastic wrap because I find that it helps prevent too much browning of the bananas. You can also brush the banana slices with a tiny bit of lemon juice and that will also help prevent browning. Want to make it a little more of a treat? Instead of the wheat germ, use mini chocolate or carob chips.   My daughter also loved something similar as an after school snack. I would cut up an apple for her and she would dip it first into a bowl of peanut butter and then into a bowl of wheat germ. Yum!

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