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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