Let's be honest: by themselves, unflavored rice cakes aren't that exciting. However, they have some great qualities:
- They are gluten-free
- They are vegan
- There are only 25 calories in a rice cake
- The plain varieties contain no saturated or trans fats
- They are easy to go
- They are relatively cheap
I'm a big fan of rice cakes as they are an easy and healthy alternative for bread. However, I know a couple of people who don't like rice cakes and think they taste like cardboard; you may be one of these people. Try and put some of the following healthy yet delicious toppings on your rice cakes that will transform them into pure yumminess.
1. Rice cake pizza
The great thing about this topping is that as the tomato sauce soaks into the rice cake, it will get more of a "bready" texture. Put the rice cake in the oven until the cheese is melted. Add any other pizza toppings you like.
2. Tatziki and sliced chicken breast
This combination always gets me in a summer mood. That's just whats tzatziki does, even on sad, rainy winter days :)
This is my all-time favorite! If you like, you can also add slices of chicken breast on top of the avocado. In my opinion, this is the best combo in the world! If you think plain avocado is too boring, try and make avocado hummus and add it to your rice cake!
4.Mozzarella, pesto, tomato & basil
This Italian combination goes well on top of everything, hence, also on a rice cake! Go spoil your taste buds and try it out!
5. Peanut or almond butter with banana or strawberries
Had a bad day? Fortunately, there is nothing peanut butter and a spoon can't fix! Add some banana or strawberries and you are in for a sweet treat. You can also add some chia seeds to the toping! Hmm, delicious.
6. Cottage cheese with salmon and avocado
People either love or hate the creamy, lumpy texture of cottage cheese. If you're a fan, good news: cottage cheese is bona fide health food! Try out this combination with smoked salmon and avocado, it's delicious.
Do you have some of your own toppings you would like to share with us? Do so in the comments! These delicious snacks can be topped with anything and we would love to hear all your ideas!