Healthy Snacks: Brown Rice Cakes!

Brown Rice Cakes Make Great Healthy Snacks!

by Rhonda Peters

This week is a huge week for mommy in the kitchen—between Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday, there’s not a lot of extra time to spend on preparing any snacks for the kids. In the event that you find
yourself in the hustle and flow of Thanksgiving dinner prep, while the kids are crying out for snacks, consider serving them brown rice cakes with their favorite nut butter spread!

These, light, crunchy delights, are great snacks for the kids—the brown rice cakes are whole grains, inexpensive, and only about 35 to 70 calories (depending on the brand) for one cake! That’s awesome!

There are several brands on the market, but only a few are “whole grain.” A few of the brands that I have had are Lundberg Farms, Koyo, Trader Joe’s and Mother’s, just to name a few. I love the Trader
Joe’s store brand cakes because they are only $1.99 per bag!

So, if the kids are ready for their snack, but you’re still in the kitchen prepping dinner, just pull out the bag of rice cakes from the pantry and give them two rice cakes topped with almond butter and you both with be happy!


1 tablespoon nut butter, (any favorite nut butter)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

2 brown rice cakes

¼ cup banana or apple slices (optional)

Mix the nut butter and ground flaxseeds by hand in a small bowl. Spread the nut butter mixture onto each of the brown rice cakes, evenly divided. If desired, top with banana or apple slices.

About Rhonda:
Rhonda is a cookbook author who recently published her first book, So, What Can I Eat Now?! Living Without Dairy, Soy, Eggs, or Wheat. To learn more about the cookbook or purchase a
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