Rice cakes have an unfortunate reputation for being boring “diet food” snacks. While we agree that they aren’t particularly delicious on their own, we came up with 5 different ways (savory and sweet) to dress up these snacks.
Rice cakes are a perfect vessel because they are crunchy and sturdy. You can essentially treat it like you would toast. Turns out the options are endless. Here are a few of our favorites.
About the Ingredients for Our Healthy Rice Cake Recipe
Peanut butter and banana: Of course we’re starting with a classic. This sweet rice cake topper is great for kids and can be thrown together fairly easily on the go. We recommend using a no-sugar added peanut butter to keep this clean and simple.
Almond butter and strawberry: This is banana and peanut butter’s sophisticated older sister and we are here for it! This combination is just so good. Almond butter and strawberries are really meant to be together. Just like with peanut butter, be sure to look for an almond butter with minimal ingredients (almonds and some salt is best).
Greek Yogurt, blueberries, and chia seeds: A sweet option with a protein punch. We love this combo for long days at the office. It’s hard to get away from your desk to make a healthy, filling snack when you’re so busy. This rice cake topper takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare and there is no slicing required! Chia seeds are high in fiber and protein even at such a small size. Greek yogurt also contains high protein with approximately 17g in ½ of a cup! This is one of our more satiating toppers.
Avocado and boiled egg: Our first savory topper! The healthy fats and protein from this combo make this combo a filling and clean snack option. We like this one before or after a workout and during a midday dip. This option does require a little prep as you’ll need to have boiled an egg beforehand to make it, although many stores sell eggs pre-boiled if you’re looking to simplify things and cut back on time.
Hummus and cucumber: Light, refreshing, and delicious! Hummus, made from mashed chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) has about 1.2 grams of protein per 1 tbsp serving and is lower in calories (about 25 for 1 tbsp). This is a light but tasty option to top off your rice cake.
Whether you’re a sweet or savory snacker, we hope that one of these crunchy snacks speaks to you. Here’s to revitalizing the rice cake’s reputation one yummy snack at a time.
Healthy Rice Cake
Peanut Butter & Banana Rice Cake
- 1 rice cake
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- ½ banana sliced
Almond Butter & Strawberries Rice Cake
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2 strawberries
Greek Yogurt & Blueberries + Chia Seeds Rice Cake
- 2 tbsp nonfat plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tsp of chia seeds
- 1 tsp raw honey
Avocado & Boiled Egg
- ¼ avocado sliced
- 1 boiled egg
- Salt & pepper
Hummus & Cucumber Rice Cake
- 1 tbsp hummus
- 3-4 slices of cucumber
- Salt & pepper
- Gather all ingredients.
- Top each rice cake with topping combinations.