Hi! Today I am going to teach you how to Treat Your Bagel Right! This came up for me today because I brought home Silver Hills herb sprouted garlic bagels.
No one wanted to eat them.
But here’s the point: If you take your bagel, cut it into three skinny round slices, lightly cover it with Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese (like) spread, then add tomatoes and slivered onions, you will be amazed at how good that tastes!
And it doesn’t take long. In time it takes to toast the bagel I slivered my onions and sliced my tomatoes.
You can do that with cinnamon raisin bagels, or any kind of bagel.
And here’s what eating this way at breakfast does for you: First of all, it gets more vegetables into your morning meal. Second, it gets more vegetables into…. (just kidding).
It actually fills you up. Yes, bread and vegetables fill you up! More than that, and my third reason to try this is: you will be getting way more nutrients than without it. We all know the benefits of onions and tomatoes. Onions are a source of vitamin C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium. The manganese content in onions provides cold and flu relief with its anti-inflammatory abilities.
And Tomatoes, along with antioxidants and lycopene is great for you. According to an article I read: “Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. In addition, tomato extracts have been shown to help prevent unwanted clumping together (aggregation) of platelet cells in the blood – a factor that is especially important in lowering risk of heart problems like atherosclerosis. (In a recent South American study of 26 vegetables, tomatoes and green beans came out best in their anti-aggregation properties.)”
If you notice in the picture, I’m not drinking milk with my bagels. Our bodies can’t process today’s milk. And I’m a plant based person, so I’m drinking cashew milk. There’s all kinds of alternatives to milk: Hemp Milk, Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk. There’s no reason not to try something new and different just to see if it makes a difference, health wise.
If you can and want to share this on social media, I’d be much obliged!
Healthy Happy Eating and Living,