What are some healthy bagel toppings?
- Veggie Salad
- Fruit Jam
One of the most beloved breakfast choices across the world is the delicious bagel. This is a type of bread roll that looks a lot like doughnuts because it is shaped like a circle with a hole in the middle. Bagels are also characterized by a shiny, crispy crust and a chewy texture. Most people think that bagels are unhealthy because of their calorie and carb content. But the good news is that the calories and carbs from bagels can be good for you. In addition, you can add some healthy bagel toppings to make this a nutrient-filled bread!
Here in the Philippines, we’re not used to having bagels in the morning. But what’s great about bagels is that they can be eaten at any time of the day. The reason for this is that there are different toppings that can be added to bagels. If you’re health-conscious, there are various healthy bagel toppings as well.
Everyone has different topping preferences, but some are just healthier than others. Start off your day with some healthy bagels topped with any of the ingredients we listed below. Continue reading to learn more!
Eggs are no doubt one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. These are an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and good fats. One large egg contains only 75 calories, 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, 6% vitamin A, 7% vitamin B5, 5% folate, 15% vitamin B2, 9% vitamin B12, 9% phosphorus, 22% selenium, and more.
In general, eggs can offer strong muscles, improved brain health, more energy, a healthy immune system, lower heart disease risk, better eye health, and improved weight management. The best part is that you can add eggs to your delicious bagels as toppings in all kinds of ways!
First, you can place some scrambled eggs on top of the bagels. Second, you can also crack an egg in the middle of each bagel half. Don’t worry if some egg whites spill over the side, just try to keep the egg yolk at the bagel hole. Fry the bagel and eggs for 3 minutes on each side.
If you want a healthy bagel, then you can stick with vegetable toppings! You can plop a variety of vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, and cilantro to whip up a truly nutritious meal for the day. To add more flavor, veggie salad bagels would be even more amazing when topped with different sauces such as caesar salad dressing.
Slice the bagel in half, spread the dressing evenly on each half, and layer the veggie ingredients. Enjoy!
Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin K, potassium, and folate. So, slice your bagel in half and spread it with some cream cheese. Then, top it with tomatoes and sprinkle with pepper. It’s that simple!
How would you like to have onion bagels first thing in the morning? Onions offer various health benefits mostly because of their antioxidants and organic sulfur compounds. To make an onion bagel, simply top the bagel with rehydrated dried onions.
Tofu or bean curd is an excellent source of protein and is low in calories. You may already know that tofu is a versatile ingredient that is added to stir-fries, soups, and sauces. But did you know that tofu can also be topped on bagels?
To create a healthy tofu bagel, simply remove any moisture from the tofu, slice it, and fry over medium heat. Once cooked, add the tofu to the bagel slice. Feel free to add some vegetables and sauces on top of the tofu to add flavor!
Treat yourself to something truly delicious today with a healthy fruit jam bagel! You can use either blueberry or strawberry jam. Blueberries and strawberries are packed with antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, vitamin C, and potassium, making them the top fruit choices of nutritionists.
Whip up some fruit jam bagels for a quick and filling meal! Rinse the blueberries or strawberries and cook them in a saucepan for 15 minutes. Add some honey. After letting the jam cool, spread it evenly on each bagel half.
Adding these healthy bagel toppings can add flavor to your everyday meals and boost your nutrition. But to enjoy healthy bagels, you would need healthy bagels. Bogel’s N.Y. offers quality whole wheat bagels that come in packs of 5 and 12. Each one can support you in having a balanced diet.