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3 Genius Ways to Upgrade a Rice Cake

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Because no healthy snack is worth the taste of cardboard
rice cakes
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Stop snacking on bland crackers and upgrade your rice cake instead.

For the gluten-free and carb-cutting consumer, rice cakes are life savers. They’re crunchy, they’re cheap, and they make the perfect vehicle for peanut butter. Sure, they contain a little arsenic, but we know that doesn’t really mean anything. With fiber and volume, they have almost everything a healthy snack needs — except, you know, the flavor.

If you’re tired of smearing your rice cakes with peanut butter, don’t fret. There are other options for toppings that deliver new and interesting flavors without detracting from the health of your snack. Here are a few ideas you probably haven’t thought of.

Maple Apple Butter


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  • One large SkinnyPop Maple Brown Sugar Popcorn Cake, or a large rice cake with a drizzle of maple syrup
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Apple slices
  • Chia seeds

Cucumber and Hummus


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  • One large white cheddar rice cake, or a SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popcorn Cake
  • Hummus
  • Cucumbers
  • Arugula
  • Chopped red onion

Avocado “Toast”


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  • One large sea salt rice cake
  • Avocado
  • Salmon
  • Arugula
  • Chopped red onion
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