Rice cakes are a fundamental snack item. They are perfect on-the-go and add a nice crunch between your everyday meals.
However, there’s questions about whether or not rice cakes are healthy. They sit at around 30-60 calories a piece, are low in fat, but don’t have a ton of vitamins packed into them.
Even though this may be true, they are low in carbohydrates and offer a great vessel for snack ideas. Filling the components rice cakes lack in– like protein and fat — can make them a satisfying and macro-friendly treat.
Here’s some nifty combos:
hummus + sliced tomatoes
avocado + turkey
peanut butter + raisins
butter lettuce + tuna salad
hummus + pulled rotisserie chicken
cottage cheese + fruit (try it!)
low fat cream cheese + salmon
*Garnish how you like and enjoy!
The key idea here is that you can transform the simplest of foods to fit your needs. Whole-grain toast can also be substituted into this, even though it’s a little higher in calories. While it can be argued that sweet potatoes trump rice cakes, it’s important to understanding that carbs are NOT the enemy. Carbs are fuel, just like anything else, so you might as well get creative and enjoy them!
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!