Growing up, I would often walk to Panera after school and get a cinnamon crunch bagel and I would get hungry again an hour later. Looking back now, I cannot say that I’m surprised. Those gigantic, refined flour, sugar-laden treats are are not exactly a wholesome snack–they pack 430 calories and 32 grams of sugar. That is eight teaspoons of sugar. Now I don’t want to demonize sugar or bagels, but so many of our modern day products have ballooned in size; a plain bagel twenty years ago was about half the size of today’s bagel.
Luckily, not all bagels are created equal and there are some great options out there that pack a great nutritional punch and taste amazing.
Enter: Western Bagel. The brand was generous enough to send me a sample pack of their Perfect 10 line bagels,which comes in Healthy Grain and Everything flavor.
Curious where the name comes from? Check out the nutrition stats:
The bagels have a whopping 19 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber–that’s what I would call a filling, healthy afternoon snack!
You can make it sweet with jam (I love Nature’s Hollow)…
It goes without saying that my freezer is fully stocked and ready; these are the perfect on-the-go snack for a long day at school or at work.
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What’s your favorite bagel topping?