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Rice Cake Snacks

So I have fallen back in love with rice cakes lately.  I always enjoyed them growing up and impulsively bought some at Whole Foods recently.  The brand I bought, Lundberg, offsets 100% of the electricity used to manufacture their products with renewable energy.  How awesome is that?  I also love that their organic brown rice cakes  have only two ingredients: organic whole grain brown rice and sea salt. I also have a new obsession with coconut manna and these two pair perfectly!  Coconut manna is usually hard at room temperature so to make it spreadable I warm the jar in warm water on the stove.  Don’t bring the water to a boil though!

Rice cake, coconut manna, raw cacao nibs

  • One organic brown rice cake
  • 2 T coconut manna
  • Pinch of raw cacao nibs

rice cake, coconut manna, almond pulp

  • One organic brown rice cake
  • 2 T coconut manna
  • 4 T raw almond pulp (leftover from making homemade almond milk, alternatively chop almonds)
  • (pictured with a glass of homemade vanilla almond milk topped with a pinch of coconut sugar)

rice cake, peanut butter, coconut manna

  • One organic brown rice cake
  • 2-3 T peanut butter
  • 1 T coconut manna

I hope you guys enjoy these ideas!  They make a for a healthy breakfast or post workout snack filled with protein!

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Baked Tofu Salad

“Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding, and love.  And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives.  It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.”- Ingrid Newkirk

I like the quote above because I think that is a good challenge that everyone can and should do.  Maybe make it “Meatless Monday” and make a conscious effort to avoid meat and animal products.  I’m thinking about challenging myself to follow a vegan diet one day a week.

So I had this delicious salad at the Village Bakery and Cafe in Athens, Ohio.  This salad can be easily replicated so I thought I’d pass it along.

  • spring mix of salad
  • sprouts
  • baked tofu
  • apple slices
  • avocado
  • almonds
  • homemade feta and dill salad dressing (vegan with a different type of salad dressing)
  • garnish with orange slices

Spring mix, sprouts, baked tofu, almonds, avocado, orange, dill and feta dressing

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