Nobody likes getting halfway to lunch and feeling fatigued, hungry, and short-tempered. Empty carbs are the primary culprit when it comes to midday crashes, so replacing your breakfast pastry or donut with a guilt-free whole wheat bagel can go a long way in keeping you going until lunch. Not only that, but an authentic New Yorker bagel can be one of the more delicious options when it comes to healthy breakfasts.
You don’t have to settle for plain oatmeal or a few slices of multi-grain toast to feel good about your morning meal. A properly baked fresh whole wheat bagel is delicious and healthy, without busting your carb budget. Dress it up with some toppings and make the most of all that square footage (or is it round footage?) There’s a lot of ways to make a bagel appetizing, and you don’t have to settle for peanut butter or cream cheese every time!
Hummus is becoming a fan-favorite, and when you pair it with some fresh veggies, you’ll understand why too. Smear a bit on a toasted bagel and take it on-the-go or sit down with the news — there’s no bad way to enjoy your morning! This light breakfast is perfect for people who like to work-out in the morning, since it’s good for digestion and less likely to make you feel bloated and heavy.
Prefer something sweeter? Don’t jump immediately to sugary cereals or donuts. Bagels can be sweet too, especially if you choose an option that features ingredients like blueberries or chocolate chips. If that’s a bit too risky for your diet, don’t worry. A normal, whole-wheat bagel can be spruced up with sweetened cream cheese and fruit, and you can enjoy the complimentary flavors without forfeiting your diet.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try toasting your bagel and adding scrambled egg whites, paired with mozzarella. While this option is a little higher in calories, the protein makes up for it. Add some spinach and tomato for a taste of Italy, and don’t be afraid to crack some pepper over it for a bit of a kick.
For the on-the-go executive, try adding low-sugar jams and different kinds of spreads, like nut butters and cream cheeses, for everyday options that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. Pack them in your lunchbox, eat them on the go, or prepare them the night before so you can grab them and go. There’s no need to drop by the drive-thru for a early-morning donut or breakfast sandwich, especially when you think ahead and buy yourself healthier options.
Whether you’re trying to cut down on calories or just adopt a more nutritious diet, there’s no need to deprive yourself of breakfast. Pick things you like, and don’t be afraid to mix things up and try new ingredients on your morning bagel… and don’t forget to place your order for bagel delivery, straight from New Yorker Bagels.
Did you know our Whole Wheat Mini Bagels have only 145 calories, 2.5 g sugar and no preservatives of any kind? Not only are they healthy, but made with whole grains, you feel full for a longer period of time!