20-03-15 | lunch |

Rice cake as a base for your healthy meal

What to eat and what not to eat when you’re watching your waistline? A rice cake is commonly thought of as the perfect food to integrate into your low-carb diet. Although it scores very good on the “low calories” it’s important to know that it doesn’t supply you with the right amount of nutrition, unless (!) you add the right topping. Watch the attached Foodie-ness foodie-video-tutorial and see how you can integrate rice cake as an easy and fast snack into your healthy diet!

Some days in the week you want to keep your carbs low and the fat off,  but just don’t have too much time to make a lunch, or you’re looking for a proper healthy lunch to go? Then go for a rice cake! A rice cake doesn’t contain all the minerals and vitamins you need in order to eat them ‘dry’, so therefore you should pick a topping that adds all the required and missing nutrition foods and you’re done!

In this blog post you find an example of a healthy and complete nutrition meal that contains the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, protein and carbs. Try this recipe at home, or be creative and pimp your rice cakes with the food you like the most!

Example 1:
– salad
– 1 sl. chicken
– 2 walnuts
– 1 tsp cottage cheese


  • Energy: 98 kcal
  • Protein: 11,3 g
  • Carbs: 2,7 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1,1 g

Example 2:
– salad
– 1/4 avocado
– 1/2 egg
– 1 tomato


  • Energy: 111,6 kcal
  • Protein: 5,3 g
  • Carbs: 5,8 g
  • Fat: 8,3 g
  • Fiber: 3,4 g

I buy my rice cakes here, as they are whole weat, healthy, low calorie and low carb! Oh and yummy :p

You’re ready to go healthy freaks! Enjoy your rice cake party and please share your foodie pictures on Instagram or Facebook and tag @foodie_ness so we can inspire each other 😉

  • food

    Rice cake is full of sugar and is surely not low carb. You can eat rice cake after your workout to get some carbs,but if you want to lose your weight better don’t.

    • Carolina van Dorenmalen Post author

      Hi Mirna!

      Many thanks for leaving a comment on the Foodie-ness blog, I always like to get in touch with the Foodie-ness readers 🙂

      You are completely right that it’s a great meal after your workout as carbs supply you with energy and thus can be part of any weight-loss diet. Rice cakes are far lower in total carbohydrates than a serving of rice, pasta or potatoes. You can surely eat them, but don’t go crazy indeed 🙂

      With love,

  • Sophie

    Hoi Carolina, wat n superleuke site heb je! Ik heb je net ‘ontdekt’ en ben helemaal enthousiast geworden over je oefeningen en recepten 🙂 X

    • Carolina van Dorenmalen Post author

      Dag lieve Sophie!

      Wat een uber tof berichte zeg, BEDANKT!! Heel leuk dat je daar de moeite voor neemt 🙂
      Als je ooit met vragen zit, of hulp nodig hebt? Je weet me te vinden!

      Fijne dag en dikke kus,

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