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    What do you think about rice cakes?

    For active children who obviously need the carbs, what do you think about those puffed rice cakes?

    The only ingredient is rice but it just seems too..... convenient...

    Is there some hidden something I'm missing?

    I thought they might be good to spread pate on so they are getting some liver.
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    Ugh, seriously? Those things are Styrofoam. Eat the pate on some veggies.

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    Rice cakes?

    Ew.

    I second the veggies. If you need carby carb carbs, why not go for some quality non-gmo corn chips, or sweet potato chips? At least they'd taste good.

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    Yes I understand they're not particularly appetising. I have no interest in eating them. But my children do like them. I guess what I'm asking is will they do them any harm. Are they really just puffed rice. Rice is something I feed to the girls regularly.
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    No harm really, I suppose. I eat basmati rice on occasion. Just highly unappetizing- lol

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    I think they taste like cardboard personally

    But they were given one each and I couldn't find anything other than rice in the ingredients. They ate them like they were the best thing ever. Even the 18 month old who has been primal most of her life! Must be something satisfying in the crunch...
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    Rice cakes are almost overwhelmingly all made the brown rice.

    unless you can find ones only made with white rice I'd skip it.

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    They're a great choice for kids. Cheap and convenient. You can spice them up with a bit of cheese, meat, mushroom or some kind of spread.

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    if the ingredients are just puffed white rice, they're fine. watch out for funky oils, brown rice, or anything else, frankly.

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    certainly not the worst choice, but it seems like there might be some more nutrient dense options..... i second the veggies sub here. other ideas: dried zucchini chips or dried fruit chips might be good. pork skins also. if you are after carbs, maybe home baked potato chips and homemade salsa, guac, or cheese dip?
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