Today is the last day of my kids’ Christmas break. I won’t lie, there have definitely been times in the last two weeks when I’ve heard the Christmas carol lyrics “and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again” and been a little too much like…
But there have also been good times. Like the reading together, restoring the dollhouse my grandpa built for me when I was 7 for and giving it to my daughter, and playing with this bizarre toy that defied all logic to become the hit of our Christmas. Today, being the last day of all-kids-all-the-time for a little while, I decided to make it a day of Fun Foods. (Cause food is my love language.) In the morning, I made my kids breakfast in bed, then for lunch we had Hawaiian pizza, and at snack time, it was time to roll out this goofy thing I’d seen on Pinterest months ago…Banana “Sushi”!
My middle child actually really likes real sushi, but to my other two kids, I’m pretty sure sushi is an alien creation that’s about as edible as elephant hide. This reimagined version of sushi, however, even my 5-year-old was stoked to try. It’s essentially just a cereal, yogurt, and fruit parfait in a different package that’s a lot more fun to eat than smooshed together in a cup.
And a whole lot cuter, too!
Banana Sushi could make a unique breakfast, a fun finger food with lunch, or just a made-with-love healthy snack–perfect for a chilly, cloudy last day of Christmas break. (Cause Lord knows this kind of thing is NOT getting packed in my kids’ school lunches.) Give it a try and see if your little ones enjoy it as much as mine did! Or try it yourself–you might realize how fun it is to eat bananas with chopsticks.
Kid-Friendly Banana "Sushi"
- 1 banana
- 1/4 c. plain yogurt
- 1/2 c. crushed fruity cereal
- 2 blackberries, sliced into pieces
- Coat the surface of a peeled banana with yogurt. Place crushed cereal in a shallow bowl and dredge the yogurt-covered banana through it until covered. Slice and top with blackberry pieces.