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Category Cooking for Kids Date January 14th, 2022

Kid's lunch ideas:
Sushi hack

It's quick, it's easy, and Lucy gobbles it up. 

Lucy's favorite snack is dried seaweed and this slightly messy, diy, easy sushi hack has quickly become one of her favorite lunches too. 

I don't have a sushi rolling mat, I don't add vinegar to the rice. I don't get fancy. at. all. All you need is make these "sushi rolls" is white rice, dried seaweed snacks, tuna, carrots and cucumber. It's a great way to use leftover rice for a quick easy meal on a day you don't have time to cook.

I have used sushi rice, white rice, brown rice and wild rice to make these, I just make sure that the rice is slightly sticky. You can use whatever vegetables you have in the house, avocado is another favorite filling at our house and I'm thinking of trying sweet potato next week. 

While the rice is cooking, I dice the carrots and cucumber. Once the rice has cooled, I pile it onto a sheet of Lucy's favorite seaweed snack. If it is a still a little warm, it's best for rolling, if the rice is cooled, and the seaweed isn't sticking, you can put a tiny bit of water on the seaweed to help it roll without breaking. 

They will not be perfect, but that's half the fun! If you want to fill the rolls a bit more, simply add a second sheet of seaweed on top and then roll it up!

It's also fun to present it as a "sushi salad" (that's how I eat it, while Lucy eats the rolls).

and it's REALLY fun to let the kids roll it themselves. Lucy loves digging her hands in and getting messy. Just give them a plate of the ingredients and let them enjoy the process! 

Do you love it? Will you make it? Let me know what you think! 

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Seaweed

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