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Sandwich Sushi for Fun at Meal Times with Kids

Julia Maish
Rolled sandwiches in a dish

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These bite-sized sandwiches are rolled like sushi and filled with a colorful assortment of fruit and peanut butter, in an idea from Marc Matsumoto of PBS's Fresh Tastes. You can customize them with any fruit or filling and any sort of "glue," such as cream cheese. For a taste of the sushi experience, you can dip the rollwiches in maple syrup.


8 slices of bread
Peanut butter
2 bananas, sliced into quarters lengthwise
Other fruit, such as mango, kiwi, and strawberry, sliced into sticks


1.  Slice crusts off the bread.

2. Place a slice of bread on a sushi mat and spread an even layer of peanut butter from edge to edge. This is important as the peanut butter acts as the glue that holds the roll together

3. Place some fruit at the edge of the bread closest to you.

4. Roll the sandwich up, using the mat to apply even pressure to the roll. Roll the sandwich back and forth a few times inside the sushi mat to make sure the roll is round. Repeat with the rest of the bread.

5. Trim the ends off the rolls and then cut each roll into 4 pieces using a sharp knife.