Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

If someone were to offer me a rice cake for a snack a few weeks ago I would have been offended. Does it look like I need to be on a diet?! However, I was recently bored of my usual mid-morning snack options and a little light bulb went on inside my head. Would a chocolate rice cake drizzled in peanut butter taste like a healthy version of a peanut butter cup? The answer was yes.

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

After snacking on this treat for a few days I realized how wrong I had been about rice cakes! Who knew a simple drizzle of peanut butter could make such a big impact?! This realization made me stop and think about how I could take these rice cakes to a new level – queue the addition of greek yogurt and berries!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

In a few simple steps you can spread whipped peanut butter greek yogurt over a rice cake and top it with fresh berries to have an indulgent, yet low calorie snack. I have a feeling our cupboard will be stocked with a pack of rice cakes from now on! This snack is seriously delicious!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Rice Cake
  • 1 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. Greek Yogurt
  • Handful fresh berries

Recipe:

  • In a small bowl, whip together the greek yogurt and peanut butter
  • Spread the yogurt mixture over a rice cake
  • Top with berries

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

The antioxidant packed acai bowl experienced its five seconds of fame on Instagram this year. I have a sneaking suspicion this breakfast item was ordered for its photogenic quality than its health benefits – but I’m not here to judge! Who wouldn’t want a beautifully presented breakfast?

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

This phenomenon made me brainstorm what other breakfast items I could transform into works of art. I settled on a strawberry smoothie bowl. It follows the same foundation as an acai bowl: pour smoothie in a bowl + sprinkle with delicious toppings. Bonus: the smoothie is a cheerful pink color. (Note: This would be perfect for breakfast on Valentine’s Day!)

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • Handful of fresh cut strawberries
  • Toppings of choice

Recipe:

  • Blend the Greek yogurt, milk, and strawberries until smooth. Add more milk/yogurt to get your desired consistency
  • Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with the toppings of your choice. (I went with strawberries, granola, and goji berries)

Beet Chips

Beet Chips

Honestly, I had never eaten a beet besides a little taste-test nibble of my mom’s homemade pickled beets. After reading numerous articles raving about the health benefits of beets, I decided it was time I give the root vegetable another chance. I started off slow by adding them to our green juice (now referred to as “pink juice”) then I felt ready to go one step further and make beet chips!

Beet Chips

I burnt my first batch, but thankfully the smoke alarm didn’t go off! I felt a bit silly that I had messed up, but I didn’t let it defeat me and I tried again. With a close eye on the oven, I finally achieved a crispy (not burnt!) batch of beet chips.

Beet Chips

Paired with a creamy yogurt ranch dip these chips will disappear in no time! They are a delicious side dish to add to your dinner rotation and a great way to increase your consumption of beets! Enjoy!

Beet Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Beets
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  • Wash the beets and cut their stems off
  • Slice the beets into thin strips using a knife or mandolin
  • Toss beets slices with olive oil
  • Spread out evenly on a baking sheet
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Bake at 350˚ for 15-20 minutes (keep an eye on them)
  • Let cool on a wire rack then serve