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All kids love sandwiches…except mine. My child will not eat sandwiches and it is frustrating. She claims she doesn’t like bread but occasionally she will eat toast. Her anti-sandwich stance can make lunch and snack time a challenge and helped me to discover a little trickery goes a long way. I got creative and discovered if it doesn’t look like a sandwich she will eat it. Hooray for sandwich sushi.

These little sandwich rolls have been making an appearance in her lunch box and she gobbles them up. So on mornings when I make them for her lunch I’ll make an extra for a snack when she comes home. Jax prefers turkey over most other deli meats but I have made these with ham as well. Roast beef would work too. And add some greens if you’re child will go for it!

Oh, and I should tell you – I just call these turkey rolls around her. I know the words “sushi” and “sandwich” would turn her off in a heartbeat even though she loves them; she is weird that way. But I think Sandwich Sushi is cute and fun. Plus, they look like little sushi rolls, so call them what you will and enjoy.

Sandwich Sushi


  • 2 slices of soft wheat bread
  • 1 slice of deli meat (turkey, ham, or roast beef)
  • 1 string cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tbs whipped cream cheese


  1. Cut the crusts off the bread.
  2. Line the bread up with the bottom of one slice slightly overlapping the top of the other slice. Using a rolling pin flatten out the slices pressing together where they meet, creating one long, flattened slice of bread.
  3. Spread the cream cheese on the bread.
  4. Lay the deli meat on the bread. Trim to fit and add the trimmings to the center.
  5. Lay the shredded carrots, arranging evenly over the deli meat.
  6. Lay the string cheese along the bottom of the sandwich and begin to roll it up.
  7. Roll tightly and secure with toothpicks if desired.
  8. Slice into individual pieces about 1″ thick.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
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