A confession, my children are not yet back at school. As a matter of fact they don’t go back until after Labor Day. I am however still very much enjoying our new Laptop Lunches Bento box so I figure why not practice some fun menus? Believe me this lunch will still be eaten, after all the children still need to eat even when there is no school! Today I present a traditional sandwich lunch menu but yet it is not traditional at all.
You see I love mixing up a sandwich: be it a cookie cutter shape, stamped image or a pinwheel, there is a lot you can do with this old standby. Or how about trying a sushi sandwich? I’ve made sushi sandwiches before and there are so many variations to make but when I saw this tuna salad sushi over on Weelicious, I knew I would work it in soon using my own tuna salad recipe. The idea of a classic tuna salad sandwich done in a fresh new way was just too tempting to me! I stayed pretty true to the look of the Weelicious version but I think it would have been fun to add other pops of color such as purple cabbage or red tomatoes (there is always a next time). Believe it or not this is still just “a sandwich”, literally 2 slices of bread filled with tuna salad. I simply flattened my bread with a roller, as Weelicious did, added grated carrot and tuna salad, then rolled up tightly using a bit of mayo to seal the end. I cut the sandwich to get 4 “sushi rolls” per slice of bread. Admit it, it looks like more than just “a sandwich” now! I love that in my Laptop Lunches container I can make these the night before, put the lid on that compartment and keep that sandwich fresh in the fridge!
Alongside the tuna sushi rolls I served:
- Cocoa Wafers and Blueberry Almonds (fresh from this month’s Naturebox and note that I am a paying customer
- Sliced organic apples with a bit of carmel dip in the mini container (lid not pictured but used)
- Sugar snap peas sliced in half
I added the seal and penguin food picks to “pick” up on the idea of tuna being from the sea just for fun! I assure you however that no seals or penguins were harmed in the making of this lunch! I also tucked in a blue cloth napkin and closed the lid on it! This lunch looks more complicated than it is! I would argue however that it would still be a great lunch if you made the sandwich the traditional way! This is just more fun so why not try it?
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