Summer has gone by way too fast for me. I can't believe that Kenya and Chloe are starting school again. Within a couple of weeks kids across the country will be heading back for a year of learning and many of their parents will be confronted with the dreaded task of making school lunch.
The older Kenya gets, the more specific he is about the recipes I pack in his lunch box. One of the items he requests most are his beloved "sushi" sandwiches. They're really easy for kids to pick up and pop in their mouth, so I make them often using a variety of different fillings. They make lunch time effortless for both him and me.
I accidentally bought carrots at the farmers' market three weekends in a row and completely forgot about them. I wanted to put my surplus to good use so I used them to make homemade carrot pickles, roast carrot hummus (both of these recipes can be found in Weelicious Lunches), Carrot Ginger Sauce and of course, these little sandwich bites. They're super healthy and a perfect way to start offthe school year right!
Here's how the look close-up: so easy to make.
They're so darn cute in this LapTop Lunches Bento Box!
Carrot Hummus "Sushi" Sandwiches (makes 24 sushi pieces)
- 4 slices whole wheat sandwich bread (cut off crusts optional)
- 8 teaspoons hummus
- 1 large carrot, grated
1. Using a rolling pin, roll out the sandwich bread to get it as thin as you can.
2. Spread 2 teaspoons of hummus on each slice of bread. Place 1 tablespoon of grated carrots on one end of the bread.
3. Starting at the end with the carrots, roll up the bread tightly like a cinnamon roll. Press the seam to seal. The hummus will act as a glue to hold the sandwich together.
4. Slice the rolls into 6 \\\\\\\"sushi\\\\\\\" pieces and serve.