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Tried this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

Healthy Kid Meal Idea: Make Faux “Kid Sushi”

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As a busy mom of two boys, I find it really difficult to come up with new ways to get our family to eat different foods. We are dairy free in our household due to allergies so that adds to the challenge.

One very simple way I have found to get my kids to try new foods is to make them fun, and it doesn’t have to be hard.

Tried  this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

This is how I discovered what I like to call “kid sushi.” By rolling up their sandwiches in to fun little bite sized pieces I noticed my kids ate WAY more and just had a lot of fun doing it.

Also my kids go nuts over sections on their plate, so a bento box sent them over the edge. They’re always stoked to see who can eat the “fruit section” or “sandwich section” first.

Here’s how you’ll make Kid Sushi at home:

Tried  this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

Cut off the crust of a bread of your choosing (we all know they don’t like it anyway) and lay it flat on a cutting board. Using a cutting board, or pan, lay it over the top and gently press down. This will slightly flatten the bread but also tighten the fibers so it holds together more easily.

Tried  this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

Spread on mayo, almond butter, or guacamole, whatever spread your child likes best. Next add thinly sliced veggies, fruit, turkey, ham, peanut butter, honey… the world is your oyster with this.

Tried  this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

Roll up the bread tight and cut it in to thirds. I like to put whatever spread I used at the end of the bread to seal the roll together tighter.

Tried  this fun presentation of healthy foods with my kids and they couldn't get enough!

And that’s it. There’s really no way to do this wrong and I promise your kids will see the tired old sandwich in a new light!

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Nichole April 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Great idea! I would only change using while wheat tortillas so they can be wrapped tighter she as more veggies to it, maybe thin sliced. Our let them try the real thing with veggie Cali or avocado rolls :)

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