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The idea of rice cakes being a boring, diet-y styrofoam-like food is a thing of the past. Rice cakes and snacks ROCK. We're here to prove it with these creative and delicious recipes... 
Banana Chocolate CHEESEriceCAKE!

(1 Cake: 120 calories, 1g fat, 120mg sodium, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*)

 

It's a creamy, crunchy, banana-chocolate sensation!

 

Ingredients:

1 Quaker Rice Cake, Chocolate Crunch

2 tbsp. Cool Whip Free

1 tsp. SPLENDA, Granular

1 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese; softened

1/3 small banana; sliced

*Optional: sugar-free chocolate syrup and more Cool Whip Free; for topping

 

Directions:

Stir to combine cream cheese, Cool Whip and Splenda until smooth. Spread mixture on rice cake and place in freezer for about 20 minutes. Remove from freezer and distribute banana slices on top. If desired, top with chocolate syrup and whipped topping! Serves 1!

 

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Parfaits!

(1 Parfait: 140 calories, 0g fat, 120mg sodium, 32g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 18g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*)

 

Here's a cinnamon-apple-vanilla crunchfest you can share with a pal!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups peeled apple chunks

1 tbsp. SPLENDA, Granular

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. cornstarch

7 Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks, Caramel Corn; crushed

1 6-oz. container Yoplait Light yogurt, Very Vanilla

*Optional: 2 tbsp. Cool Whip Free

 

Directions:

Place apple chunks in a microwavable bowl with 1/4 cup of water; cover with plastic wrap or lid. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Drain water and set aside. Mix Splenda, cinnamon, vanilla and cornstarch into a 1/2 cup of COLD water. Over medium heat, cook and stir liquid mixture until thickened to a caramel-sauce-like consistency. Remove from heat and stir apples into mixture. Allow to cool and set for several minutes (for a warm parfait) or refrigerate until cold. When ready to serve, layer apple mixture, yogurt and crushed rice snacks into 2 cups. If desired, top each with a dollop of Cool Whip Free. Serves 2!

 

*Optional ingredients not included in nutritionals; numbers will vary accordingly.

 

Mini Nacho Dippers!

(Entire recipe: 200 calories, 2.5g fat, 990mg sodium, 37g carbs, 7g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*)

 

Crunch it up...Olé!

Ingredients:

9 Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks, Nacho Cheese

1/4 cup Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

1/2 cup Newman's Own All-Natural Bandito Salsa (Mild, Medium or Hot)

*Optional: slices of jalapenos and/or black olives

Directions:
Heat beans in the microwave until hot (approximately 45 seconds). Stir and place a dollop on each mini rice cake. If you like, top with jalapenos and/or olives. Serve with sour cream and salsa for dipping!

 


CHEW ON THIS:

January 11th (today) is the day of the Rice Cakes Festival in Japan. Our recipes, though rice-cake-centric, have nothing to do with this famous ricey event.

 

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.
 

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