One thing that’s a bit challenging about being gluten-free—and trying to eat healthy in general—is quick and healthy snacks. So I’ll share my tips about healthy snacking, listed under the Tips & Techniques tab at the top.
This is one of my favorites when I have a ripe avocado. If you’ve tried rice cakes before and thought they tasted like packing material, you haven’t tried Lundberg Rice Cakes. They are really dense and satisfying. I especially like their Sesame Tamari flavor. All you need for this snack is a ripe avocado, rice cakes, hot sauce, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
Simply cut the avocado in half lengthwise and twist open. I love this avocado tool to get beautiful slices. You can also use it to cut up hard boiled eggs for salads. Or, make slices with your paring knife and use a grapefruit spoon to get the avocado out of the rind. Put 1/4 of the avocado on the rice cake, add some hot sauce or salsa, sea salt and pepper. Add a dash of fresh lemon juice. You can squish it a little bit with a fork. I usually have two of these (equaling half the avocado) and save the other half for the next day. Just sprinkle some lemon juice on the cut side, then wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for the next day.
Avocado is very rich, full of wonderful monounsaturated fat and other nutrients. While it is not low calorie, don’t miss out on them. Simply eat a bit less of something else that day. You’ll feel full and satisfied. Thanks to my friend Jenny G. in Oz for this snack.