How to Add Some Nutrition to Your Bagel

Bagels get a bad reputation for their carbs, and rightfully so, but did you know there are different ways you can turn your carb-loaded breakfast into a healthy snack?

Whole grain bagels are extra fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. They also help redistribute fat in different parts of your body. You can use whole grain bagels as a base to add healthy toppings, and feel a little less guilty.

Instead of cream cheese, try a topping such as peanut butter so that you’re getting all the yummy protein instead of extra calories. If this doesn’t sound enticing, you can also try a spread like avocado. Avocado is filled with vitamins, potassium, fiber and healthy fats.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try lox. Lox is a smoked salmon, which is filled with protein and goes great with plain, low-fat cream cheese.

Nuts, veggies, fruits, there are so many ways to make your bagel a healthy, guilt-free snack or meal. What healthy combination will you try next?