July 25, 2022
There’s no easier way to make a fun and creative lunch than this banana sushi!
Once again, I’m about to show you how to create a kid-favorite recipe with simple ingredients. Keep reading to learn how to roll these up and pack them in the lunchbox.
Easy Banana Sushi
These fruit sushi rolls are such a clever way to use everyday lunch ingredients with leftover tortillas from taco night. Banana and peanut butter is a divine combination we will never outgrow, and this recipe is a spin-off of the sandwich.
That said, I realize that not everyone can have nut butter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack these. I’ve got 7 other delicious peanut butter alternatives that will taste just as great.
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What is in Banana Sushi
Below are all the ingredients you need to assemble the sushi rolls and fill up the lunchbox. Make sure to read the notes on the tortillas, so you’ll know which ones work best.
- Flour tortilla: large flour or gluten-free tortillas work best. Make sure they are pliable and able to bend without breaking.
- Peanut butter: or your favorite nut-free butter.
- Banana: the heart of this sweet sushi.
- Fresh Fruit: this lunch is packed with grapes and kiwi.
Want to include more protein? Easy- add rolled deli cuts, a cup of Greek yogurt, or a couple of hard-boiled eggs, and your child will be set.
Watch how it’s made in this short video!
How to Pack Banana Sushi for Lunch
Here’s how to assemble this banana sushi lunchbox so everything stays tasty for lunchtime:
Wash the grapes and slice the kiwi.
- Make the sushi
Spread the peanut butter over the tortilla and add the banana. Roll up the tortilla, and slice it into 1-inch rounds. Optional: lightly brush the exposed banana with a little lemon juice to prevent it from browning.
- Keep things fresh
Add the rolls and fruit to a compartmentalized lunch container, making sure to keep them separate, so the tortilla doesn’t absorb any moisture from the produce. The same goes for extra snacks; pack them separately from the sushi.
- Prepare for shipment
Close the lunch box and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
Banana Sushi Rolls
- 1 8-inch flour tortilla
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter or nut-free alternative
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
- Spread the peanut butter over the tortilla and place the peeled banana on one end. Roll the tortilla over the banana and cut it into 1-inch rounds.
- Pack the sushi rolls into a lunch container and add the fruit to the empty compartments.
- Close the lid and add the lunch box to a lunch bag with an ice pack.