Begin this school year with a fresh new lunch idea from CA Strawberry Ambassador, Dietitian and Lunchbox-Packing Mom, Holley Grainger: Peanut Butter & Strawberry Sushi!
All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients! Your kids will love this fun and tasty lunch!
Just use peanut butter & fresh strawberries, or an alternative to nut butters!
It’s hard to believe we are already heading back to school! A new year calls for new backpacks, pencils, binders, and of course lunches. Whether you have been off of lunch duty for the summer, or you have been packing lunch for your kids’ summer camp, it’s always nice to have new lunch ideas. Sure a turkey and cheese sandwich is easy to make, but so are these Peanut Butter & Strawberry Sushi Rolls. Ready in less than 5 minutes, everyone has time to throw these together. Best of all, I bet you already have most of the ingredients on hand.
All you need is a whole wheat flour tortilla, peanut butter, and strawberries. That’s it! Did you know that strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C? They even have more vitamin C per serving than an orange! This recipe calls for a cup of strawberries (this is about 8 strawberries). Clinical research suggests that eating a serving of eight strawberries is good for the whole body, promoting heart health, diabetes management, supporting brain health, and reducing the risk of some cancers.
Spread the peanut butter onto the tortilla. Add diced strawberries and roll the tortilla inward into a tight long roll. Make sure that you have peanut butter on the edge of the tortilla. This will help your roll stick together and will create a “seal”. Cut into 1 inch pieces with a sharp knife and serve with cut side facing up. You can add some flax or chia seeds to the roll for added nutrients. They can also be made with sunflower, almond, or cashew butter.
If you want to make this lunch really fun for the kids, send with chopsticks and a note that says, “You’re on a “roll” keep up the good work!” They will be so surprised and love the sweet note from you!
- 1 whole wheat tortilla
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (can substitute with sunflower seed butter or almond butter)
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- Place tortilla on a cutting board and spread with peanut butter. Making sure the peanut butter reaches the edges.
- Dice the strawberries and place on the edge of the tortilla in a line.
- Roll strawberries in the tortilla. Ensure the edge is “sealed” with peanut butter.
- Cut roll into 1 inch squares and arrange on a plate/ lunch box with cut side facing up.