Fun Sushi Sandwiches to Make with Kids.
A sandwich with a difference, a Fun sushi sandwiches to make with kids. The same old ingredients in a different disguise. In old-fashioned terms – a pinwheel sandwich. Sometimes children will eat better when they have had a hand in preparing the food.
I had fun making these sushi sandwiches with my own children and my nieces and nephews while on holiday last week. They were an instant hit from age 5 to 15. Even my very fussy niece enjoyed her lunch and boy, were they proud of their creations. Ring the changes with the fillings – ham and cheese, jam or peanut butter.
What you will need to Make Fun Sushi Sandwiches with your Kids:
- Fresh bread (rectangular – more difficult to do with gluten-free bread)
- Mayonnaise or mashed avocado or butter/marg
- Grated cheese
- Sliced ham or tuna mayo (or vegetarian equivalent)
- Bread board
- Rolling pin
- Bread knife
- Spreading knife
What to do:
- Place a piece of bread on the chopping board and cut off the crusts.
- Now take the rolling pin and roll over the bread, flattening it.
- Butter the bread if desired.
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on next (or mashed avocado).
- Now place a piece of ham on the bread followed by a thin layer of grated cheese. Don’t overfill.
- Carefully roll up the bread and, using the bread knife, cut into sushi-sized pieces (approx 2 cm).
- Ring the changes with the fillings. Tuna or chicken mayonnaise and lettuce would work well or make up a vegetarian filling of your choice. My very fussy niece only used peanut butter and she loved her sushi sandwiches.
Your children will love eating their own creations. Let them come up with different fillings to experiment with too. They will have great fun making these fun sushi sandwiches.
This activity is also great for developing their life skills in the kitchen, a flair for experimentation and for their manual dexterity and fine motor skills as well.