Food and Diet

Rice Cakes: Simple Yet Versatile Snack!

Do you like snacking? I love snacking. Sometimes it’s frustrating having high blood pressure, because I have to be so selective about what I eat. If you take a look at the nutritional label for most yummy treats such as cookies and crackers, they are loaded with salt. It’s intense how overly reliant we have become on salt to add flavor to so many foods.

Then I met the versatile rice cake. What a fun discovery on my journey to lower blood pressure naturally by eating a low salt diet.

In our local Whole Foods Market here in California, it’s possible to find rice cakes that are unsalted! It’s pretty exciting for me, because I use it as a blank canvas to make my rice cake snack art. Ok I don’t really make art. Haha! I just put lots of different toppings on it to enjoy! The rice cake by itself is a bit plain, so it’s all about how you dress it up. Have fun and be creative!

Some toppings for unsalted rice cakes I enjoy include:

  • mashed avocado with lime, cilantro, and minced garlic
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • unsalted peanut butter plus jam
  • unsalted almond butter plus a drizzle of maple syrup

You get the idea! The possibilities are endless. The salt is not endless. WOOHOO! Do you have any ideas about yummy toppings for rice cakes? Please leave a comment and let me know!

This is my favorite brand of unsalted rice cake! I found it at Whole Foods Market.

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