If you’re one of those people who love the convenience of bagels, but want to make healthier choices, then this post is for you. Whether you’re trying to manage your blood sugar or lose a few pounds, bagels can still be a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or snacks in between…if you know how to order right! Bagels can be wonderfully satisfying, and can be topped with dozens of different delectable options, making it simple to mix things up and keep it fresh, while making sure you still meet your daily health goals.
Here are a few simple tricks to making your bagels even healthier:
- Choose fresh and local
This is one that a lot of people forget, but skipping the pre-made and packaged bagels can save you from preservatives, dyes, and other additives. Go with something freshly made, that features real ingredients.
- Load up on the protein
It’s a good idea to get protein at every meal, so adding protein-strong options like eggs, lox, tofu, and nut butters can keep you fuller, longer, and prevent the crash that comes from eating only carbs.
- Add veggies
Savory bagels are all the rage right now, and you can top your fresh bagel with all sorts of veggies like tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, peppers, and onions. You’ll get more vitamins, and this will help keep the meal light.
- Watch the portion size
Even with lots of healthy toppings, bagels can still be a super-large meal for many adults. If you’re watching your weight, choose a smaller bagel, or only eat one half at a time, and learn to listen to your body’s “I’m full” signals.
Want to create your own delicious healthy bagel? Come down to the Original Brooklyn Bagel Store!