Has anyone else noticed the size of your bagel getting bigger in the last 20 years? And the amount of cream cheese spread on them seems to be growing too!
A standard bagel and cream cheese snack will set you back 450 calories! I'm not sure when a bagel became 3 slices of bread, but it bums me out.
Here is a great article I found about the changes in portion sizes Portion Size, Then Vs. Now (scroll down to see the bagel).
One suggestion is just to eat half a bagel with cream cheese and save the rest for later. (This is a dangerous proposition for us bagel lovers!!)
Snack Girl came up with her own solution to her bagel dilemma. Yes, even in the middle of nowhere, I can find a pretty delicious bagel. My bagel bakery opens at 7 AM and I have been there chomping on warm bagels.
The greatness of a bagel and cream cheese is what you put on it. I boiled down the essence of what I desire with just sour cream, smoked salmon, and a tiny sliver of red onion on a cracker.
Is it satisfying? YES!! I get my bagel craving met for 100 calories, and I have an absolutely lovely snack. (Be sure to only eat 3!)
Read the label when you by smoked salmon. I found some at my supermarket with added colors, nitrites, and even corn syrup! Smoked fish should maybe have some salt, but nothing else.
Bagel Bite Recipe
(3 servings) 1/4 pound smoked salmon
2 tablespoons sour cream
10 water crackers
red onion, thinly sliced
Spread a dab of sour cream onto cracker. Place a small piece of salmon and red onion on top.
How do you deal with your bagel and cream cheese craving?