Ugh… Back-to-school is coming up which is definitely a bittersweet time of year for me. I love having my mini-me around during the summer to plan and do all the fun things together. It’s been a good summer so far. Light and easy, just like this Kid-Friendly Zucchini Sushi!
Unlike traditional sushi, this is completely a kid centric style. You won’t find any raw seafood here. Nope! Just meat, cheese, carrots, and a zucchini shell. These little Kid-Friendly Zucchini Sushi bites are perfect for lunch boxes and finger-food snack or lunch plates.
They certainly don’t have to be just for the kids though. I’ve been eating these for a couple of days now for lunch. Served with a small side of some ranch dressing for dipping and maybe a few baked chips. Whats better is that these cute ‘sushi’ bites are easy to make and rather adorable, if I do say so myself.
The best part though? They’re super low-carb and can be made ahead of time. Up to 3 days ahead of time! Which means you can almost have a full week worth of lunches ready for yourself or your kiddo in the matter of just a few minutes.
Not a fan of zucchini? Try this out with cucumber or even a low sodium pickle!
As a side note, I found that the best way to cut the middles out of the zucchini was to use a small round cookie cutter or the tall cap off of some bottle. A knife or a spoon would work in a pinch though.
TheSkinnyFork.com A more kid-friendly sushi that's made with zucchini shells, meat, cheese, and even some carrots! Easy and fun to make. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 0 Hours
Servings: 3 • Serving Size: 3 Pieces • Calories: 382 • Fat: 29 g • Saturated Fat: 17 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 23 g • Sugar: 4 g • Sodium: 623 mg
• 1 Large Zucchini
• 9 Cheese Cubes
• 1/2 Oz. Deli Ham
• 1/2 Oz. Deli Turkey
• 1/2 C. Shredded Carrots
• Sesame Seed to Garnish
Cut the large zucchini into 9 segments and hollow the middle out.
Place once cheese cube into the center of each zucchini piece.
Roll up the ham and turkey and cut accordingly to divide evenly between the zucchini shells.
Finally, stuff some shredded carrots into the zucchini shells to pack each full and tight enough to hold the meat and cheese in place.e
Cut the carrots down as needed and sprinkle with sesame seeds for garnish.
Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutritional Claims: Low Carb • Sugar Conscious • Keto Friendly • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Oil Added • No Sugar Added • Sulphite Free