Think outside the (lunch) box

The same old lunch sandwiches can get boring – fast! Sandwich wraps are quick and easy to make, and different enough to keep kids interested. Check out these fun “sushi-style” sandwich recipes sure to jazz up any lunchbox.

Carrot and Hummus ‘Sushi’ Sandwiches

Makes 24 pieces

4 slices whole wheat sandwich bread (cut off crusts optional)
8 tsp hummus
1 large carrot, grated

Using a rolling pin, roll out the sandwich bread to get it as thin as you can. Spread 2 teaspoons of hummus on each slice of bread. Place 1 tablespoon of grated carrots on one end of the bread. 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. Slice the rolls into 6 “sushi” pieces and serve.

Banana Dog Bites

Serves 4

2 bananas, peeled
1/4 cup peanut butter, divided (you could also use almond or sunflower butter)
2 tortillas

Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 Tbs of peanut butter on the tortilla to evenly coat. Place one banana near the edge of the tortilla and roll it up. Slice into 1/2 inch rounds and serve.

*If your tortilla bread is stiff, place it in the microwave in between two pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15-20 seconds or until softened.

Recipes and photos courtesy of Weelicious. For more lunchbox recipes, check out weelicious.com.