Kid-friendly and allergy-safe sushi night

Sushi take out night is a weekly occurrence at my house. In my opinion, there’s no better way to end a week than enjoying some freshly rolled maki and succulent sashimi with hot sake. It’s one of my top dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free indulgences, with the added bonus of having someone else prepare it.

Despite the fact that it’s generally free of all of my son’s allergens, I still haven’t allowed him to try any. Truthfully, he rarely eats restaurant prepared food as I’m still very wary of cross-contamination risks and many sushi places now put cream cheese in some their rolls.

As he gets older, he’s getting more curious about different foods, and it’s getting more important for our plates to resemble each others so that he doesn’t feel excluded. Since I wanted to keep “sushi night” alive in our home, I had to get creative.

I remembered an article that someone sent to me a long time ago that featured banana covered in peanut butter and cereal as a healthy kid-friendly snack (unfortunately I don’t have the link to share with you). I took this idea and replaced it with our allergy-safe ingredients and presented slices of Banana Sushi to my son on a square plate with some chopsticks… Success! He loved it and now he has his own reasons to look forward to sushi night.

For more options, you can add other fun and kid-friendly recipes to the sushi night menu and present them with a Japanese theme.