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Rice Cake Snacks

 These rice cake snacks are quick, easy, and delicious! Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, these four dressed-up rice cakes have your snack time covered.




WHAT ARE RICE CAKES?

Rice cakes are made from puffed rice formed into a circular cake shape. People often choose these as a lower-calorie substitute for bread or crackers. There are a variety of flavors and sizes of rice cakes, varying from small caramel cakes to larger sea salt or chocolate cakes. Because rice cakes are basically puffed rice and air, they don’t provide many nutritional benefits. I usually use rice cakes as a vessel for other nutritious foods, making my own delicious rice cake snacks.


RICE CAKE SNACKS

Rice cake snacks are quick, easy, and delicious! Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, these four ways have your snack time covered. All you need to do is take four rice cakes, open your pantry, and choose nutritious foods with protein, carbs, and healthy fats to layer on top. You have the opportunity to be super creative with these snacks! The options are endless, but here’s my favorite rice cake snacks.



WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED?

The ingredients for the rice cake snacks will vary depending on which combinations you try. Here’s what you’ll need for two sweet and two savory variations:

 

Rice cakesThese are the star of the show, so you’ll need large, plain rice cakes for  these snacks. I prefer mine with a little salt!

Peanut butter – For the classic peanut butter and banana rice cake, peanut or any kind of nut butter will provide healthy fats and can be spread all over the top.

Banana – Sliced banana will go right on top of the peanut butter for a delicious pairing!

Cinnamon – To really top off your peanut butter and banana rice cake, sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

Avocado – For a savory avocado rice cake, smashed avocado will be a great base layer. Avocados are an awesome some of healthy fats.

Red pepper flakes – A sprinkle of red pepper flakes will add some spice to the avocado rice cake.

Vanilla greek yogurt – For a berries and cream rice cake, greek yogurt will provide some sweetness for flavor and protein for nutrients!

Strawberries – You can’t have berries and cream with berries! Choose your favorite kind of berries for the top, either sliced strawberries or blueberries work great.

Powdered sugar – This is totally optional, but a sprinkle of powdered sugar can elevate the berries and cream rice cake.

Cottage cheese – For another savory rice cake, cottage cheese can easily be spread on top of the rice cake. It will be a great source of protein as well!

Everything but the bagel seasoning – A sprinkle of seasoning over the cottage cheese will elevate these rice cake snacks!


WHAT ARE THE COMBINATIONS?

Here are the ingredient combinations for rice cake snacks four ways!

Peanut Butter & Banana Rice Cake

         1 rice cake

         1 tbsp peanut butter

1/2 banana sliced

cinnamon 

 


 

Avocado Rice Cake

1 rice cake

1/2 avocado sliced

red pepper flakes

 



 Strawberries & Cream Rice Cake

1 rice cake

1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

powdered sugar

 

 



Cottage Cheese Rice Cake

1 rice cake

1/4 cup cottage cheese

everything but the bagel seasoning 

 


 

WHAT SUBSTITUTIONS CAN I MAKE?

The beautiful things about these rice cake snacks are that they are so many substitutions and variations! Here are some additional ideas:

Fruit – Top any rice cake with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, etc.

Nut Butter – Any kind of nut butter will go great on top of a rice cake.

Deli Meat – For a savory option, top a rice cake with cheese and any kind of deli meat!

Yogurt – Any flavor and kind of yogurt can be spread on a rice cake for a high-protein sweet option.

Spices and seasonings – Choose your favorite kind of spices and seasonings for your rice cake snacks! Try salt, pepper, Everything but the Bagel, cinnamon, brown sugar, etc.



HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE THIS RECIPE?


This recipe takes about 2 minutes to make. It’s as easy as gathering the ingredients, topping the rice cakes, and putting the ingredients away. Trust me, this recipe is so quick and easy!


WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

Are you ready for the easiest recipe process of all time?

Gather all the ingredients.

Top each rice cake with topping combinations.

Enjoy!


WHAT MAKES THESE HEALTHY?

While rice cakes themselves don’t provide many health benefits, the toppings you choose are a great way to make these nutritious! I choose toppings that offer high amounts of protein and healthy fats so that I stay full for longer.


LOOKING FOR MORE RECIPES?

If you’re looking for more healthy snack recipes, try these:

Protein Trail Mix

Easy, Healthy Snack Guide

Protein Frozen Yogurt Parfait


WANT THE RECIPE?

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy these rice cake snacks as much as me! 

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