Rice Cake Topping Ideas

5 Rice Cake Topping Ideas for quick snacking. It's gluten-free, vegetarian friendly, and great for both kids and adults! 

There are mixed opinions about snacking and every time I get this question, I am a little stumped because the need for snacking is so individualized. Some people religiously snack to fuel their day while others do it because they think they 'need it'. Without knowing much about your eats + exercise + health condition, it is hard for me to tell if you need snacks or not. The whole idea of snacking is to bridge the gap between two meals and is completely optional. People usually snack because of hunger, social/environmental cues, boredom, thinking eating smaller meals will rev up the metabolism etc.  If you feel hungry between meals, think about the quality & quantity of your snack. It is not a whole meal and it is best to have a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fats for sustained energy. I don't like the idea of calorie counting but for snacking it is recommended to do stick to 200-ish calories (may need more depending on your activity level). I am pretty repetitive with my snacking : granola bars, trail mix, or fruits with nut butter. Lately, I have been switching things up by making fancy rice cakes. Rice cakes by itself are pretty bland and have very little nutrition but it's a great vehicle for nutritious toppings. Here are 5 healthy rice cake toppings I have loved and thought I'd share with you all.

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Yogurt + Blueberries + Granola + Honey

Healthy Rice Cake Toppings

Tuna & Chickpea Salad

To keep things vegetarian, you can try the smashed chickpea and avocado salad

5 Rice Cake Topping Ideas for quick snacking.

Greek Yogurt + Cocoa Powder + Roasted Pecan + Cinnamon + Brown Sugar

5 Rice Cake Topping Ideas for quick snacking.

Hummus + Cucumber + Tomatoes + Bell Peppers

If hummus is not your thing, you can replace hummus with smashed avocado or guacamole!

PB + Cocoa Powder + Strawberries + Chia

Are you a snacker? 

What are some of your favorite snacks?

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