Sushi is a food that many children and adults shy away from because the idea of eating raw fish is less than appetizing. You can always opt for the California roll with imitation crab, avocado, and cucumber. But even that is a bit much for the squeamish.
If you have a hard time getting your children (or their adult parent) to try this international delicacy try putting a spin on the standard dish.
Frushi: Made With Fruit And Sweetened Rice
- Cook sushi rice or any short grain rice as directed. Once cooked add coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk and sugar.
- You can get fancy and roll your rice in the traditional way or form your rice into shapes for the fruit to rest on.
- Add any fruit that your children enjoy: thinly sliced watermelon, kiwi, raspberries, strawberries etc.
- Serve with yogurt on the side for dipping.
Breakfast Sushi: A Fun Way To Rise And Shine
- Take a tortilla (whole wheat or flour will work) and spread with your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, even chocolate hazelnut spread).
- Or use a cream cheese base and add chopped strawberries and a little confectioners sugar.
- Lay fruit like bananas, kiwi, or strawberries on your tortilla. Roll, cut, and enjoy.
PB&J Sushi: An Old Favorite Made New
- Change up your routine peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by flattening your bread with a rolling pin.
- Spread peanut butter and then add on the toppings: jelly, apples, bananas, even raisins.
- With the help of plastic wrap roll your sandwiches up and slice into individual pieces.
As you can imagine there are many variations of this modern take on an ancient dish. Get your children involved in picking out what you use in your sushi and let them help you make it. The options are endless.
What creative alternatives can you think of for sushi your children will love?