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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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Greek Pasta Salad

So the past month I have been on a greek salad kick.  I typically have random food items that I’ll crave and eat several times a week for about a month so this isn’t uncommon.  So when I stumbled upon a recipe for a greek pasta salad on pinterest I thought I’d give it a try.  I loosely followed the proportions (and didn’t document them) so that it would fit more to my tastes.  So the ingredients are:

  • whole wheat pasta (I used about a cup)
  • feta cheese
  • sliced/diced cucumber
  • cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • kalamata olives (I buy pre-sliced)
  • greek salad dressing
  • dash of oregano
  • dash of pepper

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It is best to let it sit for several hours so the flavors can blend.  So it turned out pretty good I think, but I still prefer the salad over the pasta salad.  This would make a good dish to bring to a potluck since it different than traditional pasta salads.

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