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Banana Sushi Rolls

Kids will not be able to resist this banana sushi recipe! It’s simple – just roll up a wrap with peanut butter and a banana, slice, and top with sliced strawberries and kiwi for added flair.

Banana sushi plated on bamboo plate with chopsticks

Homemade Banana Sushi Rolls

These banana sushi rolls are so fun to add to lunchboxes alongside your kid’s school day favorites. Not only are they a healthy and easy-to-pack lunchbox option, but they’re also fun! And as a parent you know that kids are more inclined to clean a fun plate than a boring one.

Take it up a notch by packing chopsticks to give it an authentic sushi feel (and to improve those fine motor skills) and some yogurt dip to serve as the “sauce.”

Nutrition Tip: Think of the fat in your diet as a balancing act. Balance a higher fat option (in this case, peanut butter) with low-fat options [like fruit] over time.

Ingredients

While this lunchbox creation may look complicated, it truly couldn’t be simpler to assemble. Plus, it calls for 6 ingredients that you probably have on-hand or that are recurring items on your grocery list!

  • 1 large whole wheat tortilla
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter, divided
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Kids won’t be able to resist this banana sushi! Roll up a wrap with peanut butter and a banana, slice, and top with strawberries and kiwi.

How To Make Banana Sushi Rolls

To make your own homemade banana sushi rolls, just lay out all of your ingredients and prepare to assemble.

First, lay the tortilla on flat surface. Spread half of the peanut butter on it, place the banana on one end of tortilla, and roll up tightly. Cut into even slices, and place sliced strawberries and kiwi on top of each section.

Microwave remaining peanut butter on high for 30 seconds, or until melted, and drizzle over banana sushi. Top with shredded coconut, and pack away!

Also, don’t forget to let your kids help in the lunch-making process! It will take a little bit more time, but this is a fun and constructive way to involve them in the responsibility of preparing and packing their lunch. Plus, they’ll more more inclined to eat every bite of something they made themselves!

Kids won’t be able to resist this banana sushi! Roll up a wrap with peanut butter and a banana, slice, and top with strawberries and kiwi.

TIP: Keep the bananas from browning in the lunchbox, you can rub a little lemon juice on the cut sides before placing in the lunchbox.

Variations

  • Swap the whole wheat tortilla for a spinach tortilla for added color and nutrients!
  • Sprinkle some chopped nuts, chia seeds, or flax seeds on the layer of peanut butter for added crunch.
  • If your school is a nut-free zone, then swap the peanut butter for soy butter, Sunbutter, or chocolate hummus.

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Banana Sushi Rolls

Banana Sushi Rolls

Kids won’t be able to resist this banana sushi! It’s simple – roll, cut and add sliced strawberries and kiwi for added flair.

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large (6-inch) whole wheat tortilla
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter, divided
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 kiwifruit, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Lay tortilla on flat surface. Spread with half of the peanut butter. Place banana on one end of tortilla and roll up. Cut into even slices and place strawberries and kiwi sliced on top.
  2. Microwave remaining peanut butter on HIGH 30 seconds, or until melted, and drizzle over banana sushi.
  3. Top with shredded coconut.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g

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Grace Vilches

About the Author

Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

4 Comments on Banana Sushi Rolls

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  1. I have a question. Do those get a bit brown if you cut them in the morning and the little one eats them in the afternoon?
    They will be stored in the fridge in the meantime.

    • Grace Vilches

      Hi Hope, your best bet is to toss them in a little lemon juice to keep them from browning. Hope that helps!

  2. Suggestion:
    Flat bread whole wheat (as opposed to tortilla better formed to cover banana)
    Spread peanut butter to cover flat bread
    Sprinkle coconut leaving 1/2″ edge free at 1 end
    Sprinkle with cinnamon
    Place banana at bottom edge and roll towards the coconut free edge. This edge since coated with peanut butter will self stick.
    Slice and serve as desired. My son takes these along for a snack after he exercises or running late for work.

    • Amber Gray

      That’s another great way to make these!

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