Snack Time—9 Rice Cake Combos

Friday, April 9, 2021

 

Snack Time—9 Rice Cake Combos Served Up on Livliga

Snack Time—9 Rice Cake Combos


Rice cakes are my go-to as a base for some fun and varied snack ideas. They provide a crunch and savory foundation for a whole host of ideas to make healthy snacks. It is a great way to create tasty combos, find new favorites…and is a perfect way to use up some leftover food items in a different way.  I also like them because it doesn’t take much time to assemble them, they can be tailored to your mood, and each day you can plan for a different combo or stick to a favorite.

There are a number of choices in rice cakes these days. My favorites are Lundberg and Quaker. The wonderful thing is they are gluten free and low in carbs so they suit many needs and lifestyle choices from being diabetes-friendly, bariatric-friendly, and kid-friendly.

The calories are 28 to 35 per cake, depending on the brand you buy. They are a nice size too so you can concoct one or two snacks and still have the total calorie count around 200 calories.  Below are nine Rice Cake Combos to choose from. Use this as a jumping off point for coming up with your own healthy creations.

1. Almond Butter and Banana Served Up on Halsa
(⅛ cup almond butter topped with ½ sliced banana)

Almond Butter and Banana Served Up on Halsa


2. Avocado Topped with Salsa Served Up on Celebrate
(¼ sliced and mashed avocado topped with 2 tablespoons of salsa)

Avocado Topped with Salsa Served Up on Celebrate


3. Cheese Spread with Shredded Carrot Served Up on Halsa
(⅛ cup Alouette spreadable cheese topped with ¼ cup shredded carrot)

Cheese Spread with Shredded Carrot Served Up on Halsa


4. Cottage Cheese and Sliced Strawberries drizzled with Honey Served Up on Celebrate
(¼ cup lowfat cottage cheese topped with 3 sliced strawberries and drizzled with 1 teaspoon honey)

Cottage Cheese and Sliced Strawberries drizzled with Honey Served Up on Celebrate


5. Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon with Red Onion Served Up on Vivente
(⅛ cup whipped plain cream cheese topped with ½ ounce smoked salmon and 1 tablespoon thinly sliced red onion)

Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon with Red Onion Served Up on Vivente

6. Egg Salad with Shredded Spinach Served Up on Celebrate
(¼ cup egg salad on a bed of 3 leaves of baby spinach thinly sliced sprinkled with dill)

Egg Salad with Shredded Spinach Served Up on Celebrate

7. Hummus and Roasted Red Peppers Served Up on Vivente
(⅛ cup hummus topped with ⅛ cup thinly sliced roasted red pepper)

Hummus and Roasted Red Peppers Served Up on Vivente

8. White Beans with Coarse Salt and a drizzle of Olive Oil Served Up on Halsa
(¼ cup mashed white kidney beans, cannellini, topped with 3 sliced cherry tomatoes, pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil)

White Beans with Coarse Salt and a drizzle of Olive Oil Served Up on Halsa

9. Yogurt, nuts, herbs and Lemon Zest Served Up on Vivente
(⅛ cup plain Greek yogurt topped with sprinkles of chopped roasted almonds, herb de Provence, sea salt and lemon zest)

Yogurt, nuts, herbs and Lemon Zest Served Up on Vivente



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Monday Motivational Meal—Easter Basket Egg Salad

Monday, April 5, 2021

 

Egg Salad From Leftover Easter Eggs


Wondering what to do with all those hard-boiled decorated eggs you have leftover from Easter? Wonder no more! Fix up a delish egg salad to place over greens or to make a sandwich...its easy and family-friendly! Don't forget to serve it on Livliga's healthy lifestyle dinnerware...like our hues of blue Halsa pattern! So gorgeous!

Get the recipe here.

 

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Tools to Help Your Family Stay Healthy

Friday, April 2, 2021

 

There are steps you can take to set your family up for healthy success

 

Tools to Help Your Family Stay Healthy
Livliga provides a system for preparing and serving right sized amounts of food for the whole family


This past year we have been reminded of how precious life is and how important our families are. As a mom I spend a lot of time wanting to make sure my kids stay healthy. That is why at Livliga we created the Family Friendly Bundle as part of our Everyday Bundles meant to help everyone live healthier, happier lives.

 

Livliga Family Friendly Bundle

To help our kids live as their healthiest selves we need to give them the tools to manage what they eat as well as how much they eat. This is also true for the adults in the household. In the super sized world we live in we have no reference for right-sized eating. That is where Livliga comes in; we have created a right sized world that makes it easier to serve up just right portions, no matter what age you are or where you fit into to your family. We have you covered.

 

Livliga has Right sized Dinnerware for All Ages and Needs
 

Every one deserves to have their own right sized dishes. The needs of family members are different. What we eat and how much we eat depends on our age, gender, and activity level as well as any health concerns we may be living with. That is why we have a children’s line (ideal for ages 3-8) and our standard lines, like Halsa, that work for teenagers and adults as well as those living with diabetes. All lines have icons designed on the plates for the different measurements of the different food groups. In the Standard line there are even two lines for two different measurements where you serve up your grain or starch to support people in serving up the right measurement for them according to their specific needs and goals. Servings should and can be personalized according to what makes sense in a right sized world for each person.

 

Livliga has built in measurement that is easily customized
Livliga has built in measurement that is easily customized

A healthy lifestyle is relevant and important to every family member. We all deserve to live life as our healthiest selves. Livliga has developed the tools to help you and your family succeed. We encourage you to discover the healthy lifestyle Livliga offers. We make it easy for you to invest in the tools to help you live life to the fullest.


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