A Gluten- & Dairy-Free Snack You’ll Love!

I’m always looking for grab n’ go snacks that aren’t too high in calories or sugar, are gluten- and dairy-free & taste good. Enter Be In Your Element Organic Dipped Rice Cakes, which I picked up today in my local grocery store. While they have a lot of flavors (Strawberry ‘N’ Cream, Sweet Vanilla Orange, Sweet Mint Dipped Corn & Chia, and Milk Chocolate), I fell in love today with their Dark Chocolate cakes because they’re the only ones that are gluten- and dairy-free. With just the right amount of dark chocolate spread on a rice cake, each cake has only 80 calories, 4 grams of fat (including 2.5 grams of saturated fat—which comes from the dark chocolate), and 5 grams of added sugars. Overall, each rice cake does have 10 grams of carbohydrates, if you’re counting carbs (which I don’t). The only downside for me: you really can’t stop after eating just one (they’re too yummy for that!), but even if you eat three like I did, you’ve only eaten 240 calories and 15 grams of sugar—which should just about cover your sugar quota for the day. I’ll definitely be buying these again!

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Valerie LatonaAbout Valerie Latona
As the former editor in chief of Shape (the active lifestyle magazine) for 5 years, I personally spoke with a lot of women (thousands over the years, from around the nation) and what I found is this: it's not easy to stay healthy, to get (and stay) fit, and to stem the weight gain tide (and even the tide of disease) that inevitably happens to us as we get older.