Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kid-friendly turkey & cheese "sushi"

My kids work really hard all day at school. Like, really hard. I know because their teachers tell me so at every parent-teacher conference every semester since they've started school. They get all As and Bs and have near perfect attendance, which makes them superstars in my eyes! When I send them off in the morning, usually in a groggy haze myself, I often forget just how much energy it must take for them to get through the day. They insist on eating breakfast at school (they're on safety patrol, AKA crossing guards, so they get there super early). Sometimes all they eat is a quick bowl of cereal for breakfast before rushing off for safety patrol duties. Surely, by lunchtime, they're starving. Even after they've wolfed down their lunches at school, they come home at 3:30 ravenously starving and telling me about their crazy day. Before they start rummaging through the cupboards for some cookies or chips, I like to have a healthy snack option ready for them to fill them up and ensure they won't be snacking until dinnertime. This one is fun, healthy, and provides essential vitamins and minerals for my growing kiddos. 


Ingredients:
  • tortillas (flour, wheat, spinach- it's up to you)
  • cream cheese
  • sliced turkey
  • carrots, thinly sliced
  • baby spinach
  • optional veggies: avocado, cucumber, bell peppers, etc)
Directions:

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over the tortilla. Lay spinach leaves in a small heap in the middle of the tortilla from edge to edge. Lay turkey on top of spinach, add carrots, and top with any remaining veggies of your choosing. Roll up tightly. Slice into "sushi" pieces and serve with fresh fruit and a glass of Nesquik chocolate milk.




These cute little "sushi" rolls are so much more fun that plain ol' sandwiches any day. I love to inspire my kids to be creative whenever possible and nurture their creative personalities! Life is so much more fun that way. And I can feel good about treating them to chocolate milk when it's made with Nesquik Chocolate Powder. It provides 7 essential vitamins and minerals with 45% less sugar than other chocolate milk. That includes 8 grams of protein to support growth and development, calcium for strong bones and teeth, and potassium to support active muscles. Plus, Nesquik proudly contains no artificial colors or sweeteners, which makes it a welcome addition to our breakfasts and after school snacks. It's a chocolatey treat I can feel good about serving to my kids!




Seriously, these little sushi bites are so good I even make them for myself sometimes.

What is your children's favorite after school snack? Don't forget the Nesquik!
Need more healthy food ideas? Check out this Pinterest board.


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