Turkey and Cheese Kids’ Sushi

Back again with another back-to-school recipe.  This time, taking the everyday turkey and cheese sandwich and throwing a kids’ sushi spin on it.

turkey and cheese sushi

I got inspired by the bento box craze and found a version at my local Target store with built in cooler packs.  I think Blaise will dig this when he heads back to school.

kids sushi

This is a great lunchbox recipe if you had rice for dinner as you can use the leftover rice to roll up these kid-friendly sushi rolls.  All you need is a spinach tortilla, some carrots, cheese slices, turkey slices, hummus and rice.  The hummus is essential because that’s what helps hold it all together.

I also added some fruit and a sweet treat with these wholesome sushi rolls.  The fun folks at Belgian Boys sent me samples of their Mini Choco Stroopwafel, which are both fun to say and eat.  They’re caramel mini waffles dipped in chocolate and my crew is going nuts over them.  Fortunately, they’re small, so they don’t insight a major sugar-fueled mania.

lunchbox kids' sushi

Happy back to school! What’s in your lunchbox?

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turkey and cheese sushi

Turkey and Cheese Kids’ Sushi

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 roll 1x


A twist on a turkey and cheese sandwich, rolled in tortilla and sliced to look like sushi rolls.


  • 1 spinach tortilla
  • 2 Tbs hummus
  • 2 Tbs leftover rice
  • 1/2 carrot, sliced into long thin strips
  • 1 slice havarti cheese
  • 1 slice turkey deli meat


  1. Place the tortilla on a clean work surface and spread with hummus from the middle down toward the edge, so that hummus covers half of the tortilla.
  2. Spread rice over top of the hummus and place the carrot strips on top of that lengthwise, horizontal with where the hummus edge is.
  3. fold the havarti in half twice and the same with the turkey and place both on top of the carrots.
  4. Starting with the edge of the tortilla closest to you, the side where the hummus, rice and fillings are, put your thumbs under the edge of the tortilla and start to roll the tortilla until you come to the unfilled edge on the other side.
  5. Secure the tortilla with an extra schmear of hummus.
  6. You should have a long stuffed cylinder and using a sharp serrated knife, sliced into “sushi rolls”.
  7. Serve or place in a bento box for a healthy, fun lunch.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: lunch
  • Cuisine: kids

*Recipe by Joanie Simon (JoanieSimon.com)

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