Are rice cakes part of a healthy meal?

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If you like rice cakes as I do, they can be a healthy alternative to bread or sandwich fixings. Adding avocado, peanut butter, and other items can add additional nutritiousness to them and be part of a healthy meal. Things to be aware of are flavorings and other things that can add artificial flavorings, sodium, and other things that are less than healthy for us. Check out this interesting blog post which offers great information regarding the health benefits of rice cakes and what you can place on them for a healthy meal.

Are Rice Cakes Healthy? A Nutritionist Explains the Potential Benefits of This Crispy Snack

In general, rice cakes are a healthy snack, especially when paired with avocado, peanut butter, or other whole goods. Just watch out for flavored varieties which can be high in sodium and sugar.

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD February 04, 2022 Rice cakes are a popular snack, especially for those looking to maintain a healthy weight, as they can be low in calories and carbohydrates. Why? Because a rice cake is basically pieces of puffed rice pressed together to form a patty. But are these crunchy snacks really good for your health? Here's a primer on their nutritional content, benefits, and drawbacks, plus how to eat them in healthful ways. Rice cake nutrition Depending on the type of rice cake you buy, the nutritional information will vary. For example, you can find rice cakes in a variety of flavors like chocolate, white cheddar, apple cinnamon, and caramel corn, which all contain additional ingredients that bump up their sugar or sodium content. I recommend my clients stick to plain brown rice cakes, since they count as a whole grain and don't have added ingredients. Read more