Fruit Sushi is an easy kid friendly snack that is fun to make! Banana Sushi is made with peanut butter, blueberries and pomegranate and Strawberry Rice Sushi is created with fruit rollups and rice.
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Looking for a kid-friendly snack that the entire family will enjoy? It is fun to make snacks and meals that are inspired by cultures from around the world, but still appeal to American kids. I don’t know about your kids, but mine were not overly adventurous eaters when they were younger, although they got better as they got older. These Fruit Sushi recipes are a great way to make a Japanese inspired dessert that even picky eaters will enjoy.
Strawberry Rice Sushi
For this treat I made rice, and then used a strawberry fruit roll as a sushi wrapper.
I spread a little rice on the unrolled fruit roll and added sliced strawberries in the center.
Then I rolled it up and sliced into into rolls.
The whole process wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be. I have made traditional sushi before, and fruit rolls are much easier to work with than sheets of nori!
For the second dessert I made banana sushi by cutting a hole in banana slices.
The only thing difficult about this was finding a small enough knife to cut a hole in the bananas without breaking them. I ended up using a grapefruit knife, which worked perfectly.
Then I stuffed the banana slices with either peanut butter or blueberries.
I topped off both types of fruit sushi with pomegranate arils, and served it with an easy meal of Japanese Udon noodles with peanut sauce and Washabi Peas. It is a Japanese influenced meal that even picky eaters will enjoy!
- Strawberry Fruit Rolls
- Rice room temperature
- Peanut Butter
- Pomegranate Arils
Unroll the fruit roll and lay it flat on a cuttting board.
Spread about 1/4 c. of rice on top and press it flat.
Add strawberry slices down the center.
Gently rollup the fruit roll.
Slice into 1 inch slices. I used a bread knife to cut through the fruit roll cleanly.
Slice a banana into 1 inch sections.
Use a grapefruit knife to cut out the center of each banana slice.
Fill the hole with peanut butter or press blueberries into the hole.
Sprinkle both types of sushi with pomegranate arils.