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School starts tomorrow. I am now the Mom of a 4th grader and a 1st grader. Nope, I'm not feeling the least bit old or sappy. Oh, who am I trying to fool. I'm going to miss my two little men while they are in school. Both boys usually pack their lunches unless the cafeteria is serving pizza. I remember the square slices of pizza with ranch dressing. It was the best, at least my inner 9 year old thinks so. I try to keep from sending the same ol', same ol' sandwiches, chips and a Little Debbie cake so the boys don't become the kid no one wants to do lunch trades with- Do kids still do that at lunch time? I know one treat that I pack in the lunch bags that never make it back home at the end of the day...
Frushi fruit sushi
You can make frushi with fruit roll ups or homemade fruit leather or the pure organic fruit and veggie fruit strips. You'll also need some tapioca pudding or if you prefer, plain rice along with your fruits of choice or if you want to save a step of slicing fruit you can buy the little fruit cups of mixed fruits to use.
I use which ever type of fruit roll ups or fruit leather that I have on hand at the time that my boys request frushi in their lunches. This week I had some pure organic fruit and veggie strips. The fruit roll ups work just the same, it's all in what you prefer to buy and feed your family. The fruit strips are thicker than roll ups so for roll ups I suggest using 2 roll ups and chilling them (rolled out flat) in the fridge for about 5 minutes before trying to fill and roll. With the fruit strips you can use them as is, no chilling required.
I sliced the fruit strips in half long ways then spooned a bit of tapioca pudding on the strips. Then I layered in some chunks of different fruits that we had. This particular time I had some fruit cups that had cherries and peaches so I drained the juice out of the cup and used a few pieces of those. I also sliced up some cantaloupe and kiwi. I had strawberries and blueberries but my youngest ate those before I got the chance to save me some for the frushi. Also, with the tapioca pudding you could just fill the frushi rolls with just the pudding and then use the fruit slices only on top of the rolls. What ever suits your frushi fancy.
For more back to school great lunches to pack, after school snacks, quick & easy meals for busy school nights, sweet treats, and more check out the other Sunday Supper bloggers...
Back to School Beginnings
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from Killer Bunnies
- Make Ahead Waffle Casserole from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- Apple Muffins from Meal Diva
- Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Toast Three Ways from Foxes Love Lemons
Back to School Lunches and Simple Suppers
- Owl Bento Box from Simply Gourmet
- First Day of School Pinwheels from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
- Quick and Easy Hot Pastrami Sliders from Webicurean
- Grilled Chicken Revamp from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Hezzi D's Books and Cooks
- Chicken and Zucchinin Meatballs from Casa de Crews
- Clean Eating Lunches Your Kids will Love from Amee's Savory Dish
- Crispy Chicken Legs from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- DIY Veggie Cup Noodles from Food Lust People Love
- Chicken Nuggets from Nosh my Way
- Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese from Take a Bite out of Boca
- Chicken Schnitzle from Panning the Globe
- Berry Nutty Bento from Ninja Baking
- Spagetti and Chicken Meatballs from Soni's Food
- Chopped Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinagraitte from The Weekend Gourmet
- Steak & Cheese Pockets from Momma's Meals
- Turkey Pinwheels from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Back to School Sips
- Hulk SMASH Smoothie from Run DMT
- Good Morning Smoothies from Family Foodie
Back to School Super Snacks
- Nutty Granola from Life Tastes Good
- On the Go Guacamole from Shannon at Country Girl in the Village
- Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Playground Granola Bars from Noshing with the Nolands
- Apricot Dip from Magnolia Days
- Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chick Peas from Ruffles and Truffles
- Home Made Graham Crackers from Curious Cuisiniere
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars from Pies and Plots
- Gluten Free Apple Zucchini Flax Bread from Sue's Nutrition Buzz
- Beef and Veggie Sliders from Grumpy's Honeybunch
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn from Simply Healthy Family
- Frushi (Fruit Sushi) from Mama Bee Does
Back to School Sweets and Treats
- Open Face PB & J Cookies from Desserts Required
- Berry Topped Chocolate Silk Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Paletas from La Cocina de Leslie
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Love Note Doodle Bugs from Happy Baking Days
- Frozen Yogurt Mud Pies from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Brown Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Treats from The Texan New Yorker
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Oh my cuteness! What a great idea and a fun treat for the lunch box!
Thank you, Marion.
You have just taken creativity to a whole new level. I think you need to move to my neighborhood so my 8 year old can see how a clever mommy operates!!!
Oh my, Betsy! That's quite the compliment. Thank you very much.
This is so creative!
Thanks Lisa. I am trying to come up with some other ideas so they don't get tired of getting frushi all the time.
Hehe, great idea. We have made candy sushi before but not like this. Yummy recipe!!
I love candy sushi also, Tara. Thanks!
How cute! What a fun back to school treat. OXOX
Thank you Gwen 🙂
Simply Gourmet says
What a clever idea. Thanks for the recipe and I hope your first day of school goes well. I have a second grader, a senior in high school and junior in college.
Thank you Simply Gourmet. I hope all of your children have a good first day and school year too.
What a cute idea!!
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
I love this idea! My grandkids love sushi this would gram their attention as a healthy snack!
Adorable! Frushi is a great way to expose young ones to different cultures and to get them to eat their fruit!
Pakistani Food Recipes says
Best for my kid's lunchboxes. I am sure they loved it.
Desi Food Recipes says
I making another meatloaf formula, and one of the fixings is horseradish, but instead than blend it into the whole loaf(which will make it less recognizable