Say “no thanks” to frozen bagel bites and make your own healthy mini bagel bites.
Busy on-the-go families need easy, tasty and nutritious snacks to fuel them. A popular snack item marketed to families with kids is boxed mini bagel bites in your freezer section. Unfortunately, these frozen snacks come with a lengthy list of ingredients, like trans fat, you don’t want your kids to eat regularly.
Today in this No More Packaged Food series, watch us make our own version of mini bagel bites using easy ingredients. First, cut mini bagels in halves. Then coat each half with tomato sauce, and top with diced turkey and grated mozzarella cheese. Bake them at 350F for 10 minutes, and top with scallion just before serving. There! an easy, simple and delicious snack that is kid-friendly and fun to make. In fact, you can get the kids involved in choosing what to top the bagels with. The homemade version tastes so much better than the boxed frozen stuff, that we are convinced you will skip the boxed bagels the next time you’re grocery shopping.
Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.