Lakes, beaches, parks, festivals… welcome to our summer vacation. My goal this year was to exhaust my children down to their core as many days possible with fun outdoor activities. No hunkering down indoors in front of the TV for us! We are out in the sunshine! Moving, playing, and having fun the old fashioned way, no electronics needed!
These days have been a blast and they sure do keep us busy but they have presented a slight problem. Lunch! Sure it was fun packing up special treats like chips, cookies, and juice boxes for the first couple of day trips. A little celebratory week of summer vacation finally being here. Then I screwed my head back on tight and realized that I was not up for a junk food filled summer. The sugar highs followed by the sugar crashes simply aren’t worth it, so we cleaned up our act by cleaning up our eating. Then we got into a lunch rut, it isn’t even halfway through summer yet! I found myself packing the exact same lunches for every outing and the kids would be moaning and groaning every time they sifted through their sack lunch. They purposely skipped over the veggies packed, and complained about another smooshed and soggy PB&J.
After wracking my brain for a fun and exciting way to get some protein and veggies into my kids at lunchtime I decided to make these super delicious Kiddie Sushi Rolls. They are perfect for a traveling picnic lunch and the kids gobbled them up! Green spinach tortillas are rolled up with turkey, an array of vegetables, and a yummy low fat cream cheese spread made with Litehouse’s Opadipity Cucumber Dill Dip. Mixing this low calorie Greek yogurt dip with a small amount of cream cheese creates the perfect, low calorie, creamy glue to hold these sushi rolls together. Use leftover veggies and meat from the previous nights dinner and these are a super quick, well balanced, healthy meal.
Say goodbye to soggy smashed sandwiches. No more jam soaking through bread. No worrying about how long they’ll stay good, these get better with every hour passed! They fit perfectly into short sandwich storage containers for easy packing, and your kids are going to love them! The swirly pattern, the colors, the two bite finger food lunch. What’s not to love? You can feel good about having a fun day out at the beach and knowing that a well balanced, nutritious meal will power your family through the rest of the day. Throw in some fruit and you have a fully balanced picnic lunch. Watch with a content mind as each roll disappears one by one and have fun coming up with different veggie and meat combinations! Litehouse has enough Opadipity Greek Yogurt Dip flavors to get you through any flavor combination! Mix and match and make lunch fun again! After all, it is the meal that powers us through the second half of our day.