I’m having so much fun at the DOLE Summit today! I cannot wait to share all of my photos and new recipes with you when I have some more down time!
Let’s talk about snacks:
I have to have snacks throughout the day. I’m not one of those people that can have 3 meals a day, I basically have to eat small meals and snacks to keep myself from getting hungry.
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This is one of my favorite snacks in the entire world. Not only does it keep you from getting hungry but it’s a snack with nutritional value and purpose.
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. This will satiate your sweet tooth, give you a little bit of crunch, and keep you full until dinnertime! Win win… win! POWERSNACK!
It’s funny, because I never liked avocado growing up. I loved guacamole, but that was about it. Since discovering all of my food allergies, I’ve branched out and started liking so many foods that I never did before. In California, we refer to avos as “California butter.” Avocados are super buttery and creamy and can actually be used in place of butter and oil in recipe. So if this sounds a little weird to you, try it out on toast first! Just think: butter on toast… avocado on toast… similar, and soooo good for you! The lemon, salt, and pepper add the best flavor to avos, and I’ve heard lemon pepper is bomb.com mixed in too! I need to try that one!
Avocado Rice Cake
2 brown rice cakes
1/2 small avocado
1/2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt & pepper
Mash the avocado with a fork. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and mix until well combine. Spread onto two brown rice cakes.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Whole Grain: 2 brown rice cakes
Plant Based Fat: 1/2 small avocado
Free Extras: lemon juice, salt, and pepper
AmandaMarch 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm (9 years ago)
Best snack evarrr. I just got some 100-calorie Wholly Guacamole packs from Costco and have been spreading them on my rice cakes 🙂
Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsMarch 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm (9 years ago)
I actually like rice cakes because of the plain taste, but I’m sure avocado on top will make it even better
Megan @ sixfootfitMarch 21, 2014 at 5:55 am (9 years ago)
This looks amazing and I love that it’s so simple to make! I need to go out and buy some avocados ASAP! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
HannaMarch 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm (9 years ago)
I just got rice cakes at the grocery store and then saw this post. So excited to try some mashed avocado on them for a savory treat!
CaileeMarch 25, 2014 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)
This looks delicious! I love avocado! It is so nourishing! Great snack idea! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great rest of your week 🙂
AliciaMarch 25, 2014 at 11:40 am (9 years ago)
So glad that you posted this! I never thought to put avocado on a rice cake! So simple and yet sounds so delicious! I bought some rice cakes a while back (with full intentions to eat them right away ;)) and still have them in my cupboard.
Will be having this later as a snack!
Katie @ Produce on ParadeMarch 26, 2014 at 10:05 am (9 years ago)
I do this with hummus all the time! And last night I used edamame hummus..omg. Sometimes I put sprouts and/or nutritional yeast on top as well. I can’t wait to try it with avocado! So simple and yummy!