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Celebrate National Bagel Day the Healthy Way with these 9 Recipes

August 24, 2021

Celebrate National Bagel Day the Healthy Way with these 9 Recipes

Bagels are considered a staple food just about everywhere in the world. Breakfast, snacks, dessert, and some even bring bagels as part of a festive meal. Whether you like the simple bagel or the types that are glazed with all sorts of nuts and creams, you can’t help but just love how versatile this piece of bread can get.

To celebrate National Bagel Day, we decided to put up a list of the 9 best and healthiest bagel recipes we found online.

1.   Bagels with Veggie Cream Cheese

It may take two hours to prepare (it’s just to chill the ingredients), but we promise that this here is one of the best things you can spend two hours of your life on. This bagel recipe is scrumptious, healthy, and can serve you and your friends.

Prep Time: 120 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lipton recipe secret veget soup mix
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 8 bagels

Instructions

2. Breakfast Bagels

Hearty, filling, and best of all, nutritious. This is what a breakfast bagel should look and feel like first thing in the morning. Avocados, eggs, spinach, and your choice of how spicy you want it. Yum!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole bagels (grain)
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 avocado (1\2 sliced)
  • 2 slices large tomato
  • 1 slice red onion (optional)
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 2 handfuls cress
  • hot sauce
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

3. Bagel Sandwiches with Coleslaw

Depending on who you ask, coleslaw is either a great side dish or something that should be set aside. Regardless, coleslaw is a healthy meal on its own, and so we think this bagel-coleslaw recipe ought to give it the healthy justice it deserves.

Prep Time: 70 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bagel
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 3 slices ham
  • 2 slices panela cheese (may substitute other mild cheese)
  • 1 cup cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 carrot (julienned)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt and ground black pepper 

Instructions

4. Bruschetta Bagels with Artichoke Cream Cheese

Artichokes will always be part of any healthy alternative to common recipes, and bagels are no exceptions! More than the famous artichokes, this bagel recipe also has spinach, tomatoes, and garlic to give that crunch and lasting taste and flavor beyond the first bite!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bagels (sliced in half)
  • 1-ounce spinach leaves
  • 1 cup tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic (chopped) 

Instructions

5. NYC Deli Salmon Mousse Bagels

This recipe calls for smoked salmon, more than a handful of cream cheese, and a lot of onions for maximum flavor, creaminess, and texture.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon snip fresh dill (or 1/2 tsp dried dill weed)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup purple onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon capers (rinsed and drained coarsely chopped small)
  • 3 bagels
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon (finely chopped) 

Instructions

6. Black Bean Bagels 

Black beans are high in fiber, good for those with high cholesterol, and overall nutritious. Because of what it can do for the body, we decided to look up a bagel recipe that makes use of this healthy ingredient and the one we have for you right now didn’t disappoint.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa (or hot)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (finely minced)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (finely minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 5 ounces whole wheat bagels (each, split, lightly toasted)
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado (small, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons nonfat yogurt (plain)
  • chili powder (optional)

Instructions

7.   Apple Cheddar Turkey Bagels

If you want something healthy, yet also comforting, we think this Apple Cheddar Turkey Bagel recipe is the right fit for all your comfort-food needs without making you feel guilty about your food choices.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cinnamon-raisin bagels (or English muffins, split)
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 apple (medium, thinly sliced)
  • 6 ounces turkey breast (thinly sliced)
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese 

Instructions

8.   Greek Yogurt Everything Bagels

Greek yogurt is known to be the best and most recommended type for our healthy yogurt needs. Greek yogurt is known to be “pure” and unadulterated yogurt, making it ideal for those who want all the good and none of the bad additives found in many popular brands. So, imagine the goodness of Greek yogurt, but in bagel form. Yep, that’s what we have right here. 

Prep Time: 80 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons everything bagel (topping)

Instructions

9.   Bagels with Salmon and Sprouts

Salmon and Sprouts don’t always hang out together in many recipes, but bagels are versatile enough to include these two healthy ingredients into one power packed brunch recipe!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 bagels (sesame)
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons pickles
  • 75 ounces sprouts (fresh)

Instructions

Takeaway…

National Bagel Day is that one day of the year where everyone around you will be scrambling for Bagel sales and other shops offering an extra Bagel or two with every dozen purchases. While that is all well and good, why not try to make your own instead? Not only will that be good to add to your personal resume, but you will also be eating something that’s both good for your palate and your health. If you ever want to give it a try, have a look at our list and tell us which one you liked the most!



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