This combination of Greek yogurt, almonds, and rice cakes makes for a satisfying creamy and sweet snack. Greek yogurts are often seen as a healthier snack option because it contains more protein than the regular stuff. But, it can still be loaded with sugar. That’s why I like to mix plain Greek yogurt with a little frozen fruit, a bit of honey, or all-fruit jam to minimize the sugar.
2 plain rice cakes (regular size)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp. "all fruit" spread (such as Smucker's Simply Fruit) or honey
Splash of pure vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional--I would use with the honey)
2 tbsp. sliced almonds
Combine Greek yogurt with fruit spread or honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Spread half of mixture (about 2 tablespoons) onto each rice cake. Sprinkle each with 1 tbsp. almonds.
Servings: 1 (2 cakes)
Nutrition Info: 205 calories, 25 grams carbohydrate (6 grams sugar, 1.5 grams fiber), 11 grams protein, 7 grams fat
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