Southern Mom Loves: Fun School Lunchbox: Banana Sushi, Applesauce Wasabi, & Strawberry Flowers

Fun School Lunchbox: Banana Sushi, Applesauce Wasabi, & Strawberry Flowers

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.

Today I have a great kid's school lunchbox for you: Banana sushi, applesauce wasabi, and Strawberry flowers. Imagine their surprise and delight opening up this fun lunchbox at school! I'll show you step-by-step how to make this cute lunchbox for your kids.

I shopped at Save-A-Lot for this lunchbox, found everything I needed for less, and you can too. I'll tell you how to enter their #PackNSnap Sweepstakes and at the end of this post I'll be giving away $50 in Save-A-Lot gift cards to one lucky reader so they can recreate this lunchbox for themselves! [CLOSED]

I shopped at my local Jackson Save-A-Lot to find all of the ingredients; Find the closest store near you to get started!

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  1. SNAP IT: Take a photo of your back-to-school lunch, breakfast or on-the-go snack.
  2. SHARE IT: Upload your photo here, or on your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
  3. TAG IT: Make sure to include the hashtag #PackNSnap to qualify!

*Sweepstakes runs from 7/27/16 - 9/7/16

This fun fruit sushi is easy to make and you can substitute any fruit of your choosing. You could also substitute sweetened cream cheese for the peanut butter if your kids have nut allergies.

  • Flour tortillas (I'm using whole wheat here)
  • Peanut butter
  • a banana
  • optional: cinnamon sugar

  1. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter over your flour tortilla, right up to the edges. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar, if using.
  2. Place your banana on one edge. If your banana is bendy, slice it on the diagonal and flip one side over. If it is extra bendy like mine was, do that at both the top and bottom of the banana as in the picture above.
  3. Roll it up tightly in the tortilla.
  4. Cut off the ends to neaten it up and slice the remaining roll into even pieces. Serve the slices cut side up!

I wanted a fun dip for our fruit sushi, so what better than applesauce? I dyed it green with a single drop of food coloring to make it into our "wasabi" sauce! If your kids like pickled ginger (LOVE!) you can include some, or you can use a mandolin slicer to shave up some veggies!

The strawberry flowers look complicated, but they're really not. It just takes a little practice!

  1. Start with a plump strawberry sitting on its stem end.
  2. Use a sharp knife (carefully!) to cut a petal from about mid-way down to near the base. Make sure not to cut all of the way through. Use your knife tip to gently open up the petals and curl the tips back as you make them.
  3. Continue around the outside and make 5-6 petals around the base.
  4. Start the next row about 2/3 of the way up the strawberry, and in the middle of two of the base petals so they are staggered. Continue around until you complete the second row.
  5. If you have room for a third row, complete a few petals. If not, use your knife tip to split the tip of the strawberry in 2-3 pieces.

Round out your lunchbox with a serving of dairy and you're good to go!

There you have it: a super-cute, faux sushi lunchbox for your kids' next school lunch! Just include some chopsticks to ramp the fun up to 11.


And now for the giveaway! One winner will receive $50 in Save-A-Lot Gift Cards! Enter below, and good luck.

Giveaway begins on 8/28/16 at 5:00 am CST and ends on 9/18/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to US residents only (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.

Disclaimer: Southern Mom Loves was compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Southern Mom Loves/Save-A-Lot will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Will you be making this fun school lunchbox? What are some of your kid's favorite lunches? I love to read your comments!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.

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