What to do with just a Bagel

It’s lunch time. You’re at home and looking through the cabinets for something to eat when all of a sudden you come across a bagel. Now that’s certainly interesting, but you stop and wonder. What could you possibly do with a bagel for lunch? Well the answer is plenty of things. A bagel is much like bread and is very resilient. This means you can do just about whatever you want to do with the bagel for lunch. 


Everyone has heard of English muffin pizzas. Ever heard of a bagel pizza? Now you have. It is the same process as making an English muffin pizza, except on a bagel. Set your oven to broil, slice the bagels, and put them in until they are toasted. When the bagels are done, put the sauce on and add whatever toppings you’d like. Add whatever is in your fridge if that’s what you want to do.

Chicken Salad

Bagels can make a good base for chicken salad because they are more hearty than bread so they are less likely to fall apart while eating. Chicken salad is extremely simple to make. Take leftover chicken, or chicken from a can, and shred it. Add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and you’re good to go. If you are looking for a healthier version, try mixing with avocado and olive oil instead. 

Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast is normally better for lunch or dinner. It’s also a simple way to eat right. Cook an egg however you like, and put it on the bagel. Add whatever kind of breakfast meat you have or if you have cold cuts that will work too. Eggs are a good source of protein and can be eaten with basically any type of meats or cheeses so the options that you have are endless.

Cream Cheese and Fruit

Toast a whole grain bagel, top with low fat cream cheese and some fresh fruit for a delicious but healthy lunch. You could have a small salad as a side. Another option is to put vegetables instead of fruits. And just like fruit, you can use any type of vegetable that you like. 

BLT or Other Cold Meat Sub

If you’re tired of bread for your cold meat sandwiches then use a bagel! Just put the sandwich together the same way. Add some mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, cold meat, cheese and there you have it. A delicious, satisfying sandwich.

There are many things you can do with a bagel. These are just a few. Go out and try new things on your bagels. Bagels are delicious, so chances are you will not be disappointed.

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