My kids aren’t big fans of real sushi, but they LOVE this fun take on what’s typically thought of as a more grown-up food. And at just 1 carb gram per roll, I’m more than happy to let my son with type 1 diabetes indulge in a few.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 24

Serving Size: 1 roll

  • Calories: 30
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1g


  • 24 kosher dill stacker/sandwich-style pickles
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces prosciutto

How To Make It

  1. Drain the pickles and remove as much moisture as possible with paper towels. (The more moisture you’re able to remove, the better “sushi” you will have. I like to spread them out on paper towels, dab out excess moisture, let them sit for a bit, change the towels, and repeat this process several times over the course of half an hour, for best results.)
  2. Test your pickles for thinness: Try to roll one of the slices, and if it’s too thick, slice them all in half length-wise.
  3. Spread approximately 1 teaspoon of cream cheese onto each pickle.
  4. Divide prosciutto evenly between all pickles, layer, and roll up, securing each piece with a toothpick.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.