5 Quick Ways to Enjoy Your Bagel

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What’s not to love about a bagel?  It’s fun, it’s filling and it can be enjoyed sweet or savoury any time of day.  Whether you like your bagels warm or toasted, for breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner, here are 5 delicious ideas to enjoy your next bagel.

Fast Recipes Featuring the Bagel

You know what they say-“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  While toasting up your favourite bagel and topping it with butter or cream cheese may be a go to for most, breakfasts this easy to make Egg (less) Salad Bagelwich is a great way to bring some more substance to your morning meal.  While we love this recipe with tofu in place of eggs, you can easily substitute out the tofu for scrambled eggs and still enjoy a hearty breakfast, brunch or lunch. Check out the full recipe here featuring the Country Harvest® Everything Bagel.

EGG (LESS) SALAD BAGELWICH

Lunchtime can always feel a bit rushed especially if you’re still working from home and the kids are e-learning.  Once their meal is ready to go you may find yourself with just a few minutes left before your next call.  The good news is that this Waldorf Chicken Salad Bagel recipe is quick enough to still ensure that you have a healthy meal that doesn’t consist of finishing off the kids’ leftovers or diving into a bag of chips! Get ahead of the game and prepare your chicken salad the night before making it super quick to pile it on top of your perfectly toasted Country Harvest® 14 Grains Bagel before rushing back to your computer. Check out the full recipe here.

WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD BAGEL

If you’re in the mood for a light lunch that still packs a punch try adding some fresh ingredients to a Country Harvest® 14 Grains Bagel.  Simple additions like chickpeas, spinach, peppers and avocado on top of your toasted bagel can provide a wholesome and filling lunch without spending tons of time in the kitchen. Close up shot of Country Harvest 14 Grain Bagel topped with chickpeas, spinach leaves, red onion and slices of red peppers Grilling season is around the corner but heading to your local steakhouse for an afternoon lunch on the patio may still be something you’re not ready for.  No worries, this light yet filling open-face steakhouse bagel sandwich is sure to set the mood from your own backyard.  Featuring the Country Harvest® Everything Bagel, this lunch time bagel recipe is a great option for the whole family. Check out the full recipe here.

OPEN-FACE STEAKHOUSE BAGEL SANDWICH

The list wouldn’t be complete without something sweet to top your bagel!  Not only is this a great breakfast option but makes for an indulgent snack for you and the kids.  Adapt this snack-time favourite made on Country Harvest® Ancient Grains and natural peanut butter by substituting in Country Harvest® Whole Wheat Sesame bagel or even the Country Harvest® Flax and Quinoa bagel. Simply melt milk or dark chocolate and dip cut up slices of ripe bananas before setting to dry on parchment paper.  Once you’re ready toast up your bagel, top with natural peanut butter and top with as many chocolate covered banana slices as you want before diving into this delicious treat.

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