A couple hours after lunch, my “snack attack” kicks in. And more often than not, I’m craving something sweet. I walk into the kitchen and open the cabinet. There’s a box of cookies my brother bought that I am tempted to dive into, but I resist, knowing they probably won’t keep me satisfied for very long. Instead, I opt to crush my sweet craving in a healthier way. That’s where rice cake creations come in. I know, rice cakes are less than exciting on their own, but it’s all about what you top them with – and there are hundreds of delicious combinations. Here are a few ideas for you to try yourself.
PB&J Rice Cake
Peanut butter and jelly takes the trophy as the best sweet-and-salty combo of all time. This rice cake creation puts an original twist on an all-time favorite. Creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, and powdered peanut butter are all delicious options. My favorite combination: a chocolate rice cake topped with crunchy peanut butter and grape jelly.
Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cake
This rice cake creation is a twist on the classic peanut butter and banana combo. Swap peanut butter for delicious almond butter and spread it on top of a chocolate rice cake. Finish it off with fresh banana slices, chocolate chips, granola, and a drizzle of honey.
This is what perfection looks like 😍 I promise I do eat other things besides almond butter, granola and chocolate chips!😋 but my afternoon snack today was this delicious Quaker chocolate rice cake, topped with melted @justins maple almond butter, banana, honey, @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips, and a few sprinkles of coconut dark chocolate macaroon granola! 👌
“Little Bit of Everything” Raspberry Rice Cake
This rice cake has, exactly as the title says, a little bit of everything. This combo is my favorite to this day! Top a rice cake of your choice with melted almond butter, melted and smashed frozen raspberries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and granola. You can also try it with fresh raspberries. It’s crunchy, creamy, sweet, and tart. Does it get any better?
Today's rice cake creation… 😍 seriously one of the best things I've ever made!! It was absolutely delicious and super easy 👌 go to Walmart right now and get the stuff to make it😉 once again this is a Quaker chocolate rice cake with @justins maple almond butter (find both at Walmart). And before I continue, this almond butter is 100X better than any peanut butter I have ever tasted! I know almond butter may sound a little scary to some but like I said It is perfect and oh so delicious! A must try if you haven't. After topping the rice cake with almond butter, I melted some frozen raspberries in the microwave and turned it into a sort of jam 😋 I mixed the melted raspberries with some honey and layered it on top of the almond butter. I then topped the combo off with a little granola and @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips! Now I want another one…. 😍 super healthy, sweet, clean, delicious snack! 💕
Today's rice cake creation 😍 this is a chocolate crunch Quaker rice cake topped with Chocolate PB2, which is another one of my favorite products! PB2 is a peanut butter powder that you simply mix with water and it basically turns into a peanut butter. It has an awesome peanut flavor, and has significantly less calories and fat than regular peanut butter. It contains only 45 calories and 1 gram of fat per 2 tablespoons! I'm all about eating regular peanut butter but if I am wanting more than a tablespoon I will choose PB2… Like today I put four tablespoons of it on my rice cake for only 90 calories and 2 grams of fat! Plus it has 4 grams of protein per 2 tbsp. You can find it at Walmart by the peanut butter! I love the regular flavor, but I am partial to the chocolate 😉 I spread the PB2 peanut butter on the rice cake and topped it with a few pinches of granola, mini chocolate chips, raspberries, and honey drizzle 😍😍
Want to try something different? Here are some tips for your own sweet rice cake creations:
- Top your rice cake with a balance of carbs, protein, and fat to keep you satisfied.
- Look for rice cakes with minimal ingredients and low sugar content.
- Include a nut butter for a great source of healthy fat and protein.
- Include some kind of fruit for additional sweetness, fiber, and vitamins.
- Add your favorite toppings, like granola, coconut, chocolate, honey, and cinnamon.
Want to share your rice cakes with us? Tag @gofitu on Instagram and show us what you come up with!
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