Now that summer vacation is upon us, my entire family seems to be running a mile a minute in 50 different directions. Meals need to be quick and easy to eat. So when a friend told me she'd made peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls, I was intrigued. They sounded like everything that makes for a good eat for kids. I begged her for the recipe ... and decided we'd give them a go.
She was right. They're easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Even better: they're about half as messy as the usual PB&J!
Oh, and don't worry ... there's no fish in this "sushi."
Instead there are all the standards of a good PB&J: peanut butter, jelly, and bread. The only difference is they're rolled up and cut into small bite-size pieces that a kid (or, heck, an adult) can pop in their mouth.
The big benefit, I noticed, is you don't have sticky jelly leaking out the sides when your kid squeezes that big sandwich too tight. And bite-size pieces are eaten so fast, there are no dropped sandwiches!
Want to try to make your own peanut butter and jelly sushi for lunch or even a kids' party? I tracked the steps when I made them with my daughter.
What is your favorite sandwich to make for kids on the go?
Image by Jeanne Sager