Here's an idea for a yummy, healthy and allergy-friendly snack that toddlers, or anyone, would love. Here's what you need for these Mexican rice snacks:
- Rice cakes: any flavor or brand that you like. I use lightly salted.
- Beans: any kind you prefer, I used cannellini
- Spices: you could try cumin, chili powder or cayenne pepper
I found these mini rice cakes at my local Giant, and my son loves munching on them as a snack. They're also a great "delivery method" for other nutritious goodies piled right on top.
As a snack, I microwaved some white cannellini beans that I had previously cooked in a crockpot (I freeze them in small portions), and I added a bit of salt to give them some flavor. For a little more of a kick, I'd also recommend adding some cumin, chili powder or even cayenne pepper. I mashed them with a fork and spread them on top of the rice cakes.
I mashed up some fresh avocado with a fork and piled it right on top of the beans
Then I diced some fresh organic cherry tomatoes and plopped them on top of the avocado.
They were a yummy and healthy treat that my son really liked. There's a nice mix of protein, healthy fat and carbs in this snack, and they're allergy-friendly!