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April 28, 2013 4:51 AM
I looove rice cakes! Better than me reaching for a choclate bar or a bag of crisps! :D
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April 28, 2013 4:52 AM
My rice cakes contain:
30kcals
0.6g protein
6.2g carbs
0.2g fat
0.3g fibre.

I don't see anything unhealthy there - they are great as a crunchy base for cottage cheese and cucumber and I enjoy eating them.

No food is unhealthy in a balance diet.
April 28, 2013 4:53 AM
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For me...........it is healthier and safer than a bar of chocolate, as I can stop at one laugh

Chocolate chip ones taste awesome when broken up and added to greek yoghurt.


Actually melt some dark chocolate & add some sriracha sauce into it, then dip the rick cakes into it & let it go hard. Chilli-chocolate rice cakes....... yummmmmmm


Mind. Blown. You are my hero.smooched


Thank god I finally did something right on this site


let me tell you don't mix depression, painkillers, chilli (chilli makes the effects of the painkillers stronger & makes me high), chocolate & PMS together in one day & then post on here about pregnant women


Don't sweat it...it doesn't take much to get crucified on the boards. That's why there are so many "WHY IS EVERYONE SO MEEEEEEAAANNNN" posts. Heck, I even made one when I was still a noob.
  17923062
April 28, 2013 4:54 AM
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My rice cakes contain:
30kcals
0.6g protein
6.2g carbs
0.2g fat
0.3g fibre.

I don't see anything unhealthy there - they are great as a crunchy base for cottage cheese and cucumber and I enjoy eating them.

No food is unhealthy in a balance diet.


haha yeah i tend to see crackers/rice cakes etc as methods of eating hummus... don't really care too much what they taste like, just want somethign low cal to get my hummus into me :)
  33457926
April 28, 2013 4:57 AM
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My rice cakes contain:
30kcals
0.6g protein
6.2g carbs
0.2g fat
0.3g fibre.

I don't see anything unhealthy there - they are great as a crunchy base for cottage cheese and cucumber and I enjoy eating them.

No food is unhealthy in a balance diet.


haha yeah i tend to see crackers/rice cakes etc as methods of eating hummus... don't really care too much what they taste like, just want somethign low cal to get my hummus into me :)


mmm hummus love
April 28, 2013 4:58 AM
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Rice contains a lot of carbs, these carbs when digested into the system is converted into fats


Fats are fats. Carbs are carbs. Calories are made up of fats, carbs, and proteins. They don't magically convert from one to the other.
April 28, 2013 4:59 AM
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They have almost no nutritional value. Are they even good? I don't think so.

Well la-dee-da!
April 28, 2013 5:00 AM
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My rice cakes contain:
30kcals
0.6g protein
6.2g carbs
0.2g fat
0.3g fibre.

I don't see anything unhealthy there - they are great as a crunchy base for cottage cheese and cucumber and I enjoy eating them.

No food is unhealthy in a balance diet.


haha yeah i tend to see crackers/rice cakes etc as methods of eating hummus... don't really care too much what they taste like, just want somethign low cal to get my hummus into me :)


mmm hummus love


i have an organic homemade one i got at a farmers market today. it's so good i was trying to figure out how to add it to my dinner tomorrow night. which is going to be roast chicken. so it's probably gonna have to be a sauce laugh
  33457926
April 28, 2013 5:20 AM
I'm starting to think that rice and carbs are NOT unhealthy.

I'm Chinese and my daily lunch and dinner consists of rice/pasta/pizza/fast food. Mostly rice though and my BMI never exceeded 20.5.

Throughout my attempts to cut off rice over the years I had many people advise me against it.. Traditional chinese doctors told me not to because my body needs the amino acids in rice. And even by reducing my intake I did not see significance in weight loss, or feel healthier. In fact felt worse.

2 weeks ago I started restricting my carb intake and reduced white rice consumption by 70%. I ate occasional full portions of brown rice. I am not craving white rice now but I know I need it. I feel weak and nauseous all over and am not functioning properly. Its just that my gut has become quite upset and accustomed to the reduced intake I cannot properly eat. Mistake by crash dieting arghhhhh. I've learnt my lesson ><

I think like what people have mentioned it's not the carbs but eating habits... I ate junk, deserts and snack on chocolates.. but I didn't do it everyday. I also noticed that I cannot finish the big "American sized" portions in Western restaurants here, so I guess Asian portions are generally smaller? I don't know bout eating habits in America but I'm curious to know.

So yes... can't wait to go back to rice!! Hopefully my appetite increases tomorrow. And no I'm not a farmer. I'm a college student who never exercises.
Edited by dragonbun On April 28, 2013 5:28 AM
April 28, 2013 5:28 AM
Better to eat a rice cake or two than a whole bad of potato chips. They can serve a purpose in a varied diet, and some people actually like them. Does every single food have to be ultra nutient dense to be enjoyed? Not in my world.
April 28, 2013 5:29 AM
I crave crunchy food. So yes.
  28493399
April 28, 2013 5:32 AM
Thinking they are like eating air, Something to munch on and get that "craving' away without takiing in 1000 calories
April 28, 2013 5:45 AM
There are no healthy/unhealthy foods, only healthy/unhealthy diets. And "healthy" certainly doesn't mean the same thing as "low calorie". If you were overweight because you ate lots of cookies every day (as well as meals) and you change to eating rice cakes instead of cookies then your diet just got a bit healthier. But if you were anorexic and lived on rice cakes and water, so you cut out the rice cakes and change to eating fresh vegetables and protein, then your diet also got healthier. The rice cakes by themselves aren't good or bad.
  42267396
April 28, 2013 5:51 AM
I eat Japanese rice cakes because their yumminess far outweighs their calories and western rice cakes because they can be topped with yumminess.

I do have an issue with low nutrition food being labelled as healthy though. Being sugar, salt and fat free doesn't actually make something good. I gave my first son far too many of such snacks, which I believe may have contributed to certain health issues, so with no. 2 things will be different.

So, I don't think rice crackers are unhealthy or 'not good', but I do have to keep an eye on their consumption.
  3333854
April 28, 2013 5:53 AM
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I eat Japanese rice cakes because their yumminess far outweighs their calories and western rice cakes because they can be topped with yumminess.

I do have an issue with low nutrition food being labelled as healthy though. Being sugar, salt and fat free doesn't actually make something good. I gave my first son far too many of such snacks, which I believe may have contributed to certain health issues, so with no. 2 things will be different.

So, I don't think rice crackers are unhealthy or 'not good', but I do have to keep an eye on their consumption.


senbei!! i'm so in love with onigiri senbei, but the normal ones are good too
  33457926
April 28, 2013 7:38 AM
I love my rice cakes Indian style, soft and hot! Called idlis and eaten with sambar and coconut chutney!
l LOVE rice cakes, rice pilaf, saffron rice, rice with butter, biryani rice, yoghurt rice, Spanish rice, Middle Eastern style rice, Afghan style rice, Thai basil fried rice, fried rice of every kind, sushi rice, rice with seaweed, rice in soups, curries with rice, etc.!
I'm Indian and I've lost all my weight eating rice everyday for lunch and dinner! I would be lost without my rice dishes.
Everything is healthy if eaten in moderation. Everything can be unhealthy if overeaten! If you have the calories, go for it!
  13578230
April 28, 2013 11:06 AM
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I love my rice cakes Indian style, soft and hot! Called idlis and eaten with sambar and coconut chutney!
l LOVE rice cakes, rice pilaf, saffron rice, rice with butter, biryani rice, yoghurt rice, Spanish rice, Middle Eastern style rice, Afghan style rice, Thai basil fried rice, fried rice of every kind, sushi rice, rice with seaweed, rice in soups, curries with rice, etc.!
I'm Indian and I've lost all my weight eating rice everyday for lunch and dinner! I would be lost without my rice dishes.
Everything is healthy if eaten in moderation. Everything can be unhealthy if overeaten! If you have the calories, go for it!


That list of rice really made me drool!
  3333854
April 28, 2013 12:14 PM
There are probably better food sources for micros out there :p
April 28, 2013 8:16 PM
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No rice!

Rice is not good for health

Really?! I wonder what the Chinese have been doing for centuries....


With a name like Abhishek I am assuming he's Indian so he already knows about rice eating culture. Unfortunately, the internets brocscience got to him too :(


If it was coming from an American/English/australian I'd be calling 'ignorance'. I'm from Aus and living in Japan and can say YES they eat their rice but they don't eat anywhere near the junk that we do in the West. It's awesome.

Bread is the evil stuff, right?


You look at most (if not all) cultures and you will find high amounts of carbs usage. Indians have bread/rice. Japanese have noodles/rice. I don't eat alot of chinese but see rice as a staple product. Arabs are big on bread and rice too. Africans eat alot of bread/rice. Italians are big on pasta and bread. Most of the european countries consume high amounts of breads. US is high amounts of breads and pasta too.

Eating carbs is good and has served us well for many millenias but it was declared recently as an evil (I think dr. Atkins started the trend?). Carbs was and still is the main source of nutrition and calories for human race because of ease of availability and cost


I personally find bread 'evil' as the gluten just doesn't work well with me. Bloating, cramps, acne etc etc... didn't know this until recently when I tried gluten free for a couple of weeks. It's just too modified these days to what it was in the past :/
April 28, 2013 8:17 PM
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I eat Japanese rice cakes because their yumminess far outweighs their calories and western rice cakes because they can be topped with yumminess.

I do have an issue with low nutrition food being labelled as healthy though. Being sugar, salt and fat free doesn't actually make something good. I gave my first son far too many of such snacks, which I believe may have contributed to certain health issues, so with no. 2 things will be different.

So, I don't think rice crackers are unhealthy or 'not good', but I do have to keep an eye on their consumption.


senbei!! i'm so in love with onigiri senbei, but the normal ones are good too


dudeeee senbei are the best! Have you ever made them? Fresh made are the freaking BEST!
April 28, 2013 8:18 PM
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How do you term healthy? I buy organic honey ones that I love! For a crunchy snack they are much better then some processed junk. Don't you malign my rice cakes! :)


I haven't seen honey ones. Where do you get them?
  11463972
April 28, 2013 8:18 PM
Healthy is relative.
April 28, 2013 8:19 PM
I wouldn't go so far as to say they're unhealthy, but there are definitely more nutritionally beneficial foods you could choose from. There are also worse foods you could choose tongue
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April 28, 2013 8:21 PM
I like them...the honey nut flavor ones are good, and the cheese ones are pretty awesome IMHO.
  34141127
April 28, 2013 8:23 PM
I think they are just one of those foods that are just...there haha. Like if you like them, great they probably aren't hurting you (unless you're like the girl who is allergic to rice. ;) ), but if you don't like them, then that's cool too, just more calories to spend on something else, if that makes sense. haha.
Edited by sarahmonsta On April 28, 2013 8:27 PM
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