We spend a lot of time on the go and as it starts to get warmer here in southern California we spend more time near the water. Our girls are all very adventurous, they’ll try anything and they like helping out in the kitchen. One of their favorite things that we enjoy doing is spending time at the beach and enjoying sushi.
Inspired by one of those fun family days we decided to recreate with one of our favorite treats with another one of our favorite snacks, peanut butter and jelly. My favorite is a peanut butter, jelly and sliced bananas I like my bread toasted so my sandwich is warm. When our kids are home on the weekends I like to make lunch fun so we made peanut butter and banana sushi.
Jif® Peanut Butter & Banana Sushi
- Jif® Peanut Butter
- Smuckers® Strawberry or Red Raspberry Fruit Spread
- white bread
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
The first step to this recipe is making a peanut butter and coconut covered banana. Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way for them to try new things. It’s also just a great way to spend time together so this recipe is easy enough for small hands.
Just check out this video of us making this kid friendly lunch idea –
Cover the banana with peanut butter then roll in the shredded coconut. Then freeze the bananas for 20 minutes. While the bananas are hanging out and getting cold you can roll out the bread and start to prep your sushi rolls.
Roll the bread nice and flat and then cut off the top and bottom edges. Then you’ll want to add the Jif® Peanut Butter and Smuckers® Fruit Spreads. We also made one with raisins which was fun and adds some texture. Then you’ll want to cut the now cold banana in half and roll it up. While your little ones will enjoy spreading the peanut butter and fruit spread this part is better left to an adult with more agile fingers. My kids thought this was just fun to help make and it’s an easy idea that can get everyone involved. To serve just slice and enjoy! We added some smashed sweet peas on the side for our lunch and some sugar snap peas from the garden.
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What are your favorite kid-friendly lunch ideas?
I am compensated ambassador with The J. M. Smucker Company. All opinions are my own.