If, like me, you always find yourself feeling peckish then it is important that you have some go-to snacks to keep you full between meals. One of my favourite healthy snacks is peanut butter and rice cakes and I’m going to show you why it’s such a good snack to have.
- Lightly Salted Rice Cake
- Peanut Butter – Crunchy or Smooth
This snack is very simple and super quick to prepare. Simply spread the peanut butter as thickly as you like on the rice cake. Then slice a banana and put the slices on top.
The important things to watch out for when preparing this snack is what rice cake and peanut butter you use. Some rice cakes will be high in calories and some peanut butter is especially high in sugar.
For this snack I have used lightly salted rice cakes from Tesco and crunchy peanut butter from online sports nutrition brand, BULK POWDERS. This means the approximate macros for 3 rice cakes with peanut butter and banana are as follows:
20g Protein | 23g Carbohydrates | 25g Fat
As you can see, there is a good amount of protein and carbohydrates in this snack, but remember that peanut butter is high in fat, so if you are looking to lose weight be aware that peanut butter contains a lot of calories. This makes it a great snack if you are looking to increase your protein intake to build muscle mass.