Mornings around here are pretty hectic, and with all of the commotion going on around them I always worry that my oldest girls won’t get a chance to grab breakfast before heading off to catch the bus. Even more, I worry that their choices when left to their own devices will include fatty, sugary options that are not very good choices for breakfast.
I’ve been a fan of Thomas’ English muffins and bagels for while now, but was recently introduced to Thomas’ Bagel Thins and was instantly happy that I had been. Thomas’ Bagel Thins are “baking breakfast better” and making it so yummy. Thomas’ introduced the first trim bagel option with their Bagel Thins, every bit as good as the original (and in my opinion slightly better) and only 110 calories! Bagel Thins are available in three varieties Plan, 100% Whole Wheat, and Everything (my favorite) they are the perfect size, are high in fiber, and low in fat. Since breakfast is not my um strong suit, scrambled eggs anyone, I am so glad that Thomas’ has several great recipes on their site to make my job easier while making me look like the breakfast making champ I am not. I have a few recipes to share with you (some of our favorites) but you can check out the rest on Thomas’ Bagel Thins website!
The Classic Egg with Canadian Bacon
1 Thomas’ Plain Bagel Thins bagel
1 large egg
1 slice Canadian bacon (I use 2 slices of turkey bacon as a substitute)
1 slice reduced fat American cheese
1. Beat egg in small bowl.
2. Coat a microwave-safe bowl with non-stick spray.
3. Add egg to prepared dish and microwave for 1 minute at 60% power. (Actual cooking times may vary slightly due to appliance wattage.)
4. Wrap Canadian bacon in paper towel and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. (Or if using turkey bacon prepare according to package directions)
5. Toast Thomas’ Bagel Thins bagel.
6. Layer bacon, egg, and cheese on bagel…enjoy!
Yield: 1 sandwich—Prep Time: 5 minutes—Cook Time: 0 minutes
1 Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thins bagel
2 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons pineapple in juice, drained and chopped
1 slice ham
1. Combine cream cheese and pineapple in small bowl. I take a shortcut on this step by using pineapple cream cheese.
2. Toast Thomas’ Bagel Thins bagel.
3. Spread cream cheese over bagel and top with ham.
Thomas’ sent our family a very nice gift basket full of Thomas’ Bagel Thins, as well as a few other amazing goodies, for our review. It didn’t take long before we had a chance to “review” the Bagel Thins as they were the first thing my girls ask for the next morning for breakfast. Both of the girls asked for a plain Thomas’ Bagel Thins bagel slathered in yummy PB&J for breakfast and in an instant the bagels were hot and ready for them to “review”. At first there wasn’t much talking, not to worry though in our house silence is the sign of a great meal, but as soon as the girls had finished they both informed me that this would be their new breakfast favorite! Taking note of their approval I decided to try and decide for myself, I chose Thomas’ Everything Bagel Thins bagel to sample and decided that I would play it safe with cream cheese. I have to admit I was very pleased, the bagel was so yummy that it was hard for me not to have seconds. Thomas’ Bagel Thins have become a normal part of our breakfast routine around here everyone, even the babies, really enjoys them and everyone has his or her favorite topping. I love that my family enjoys Thomas’ Bagel Thins, but I really like that they are good and good for you!
You can find Thomas’ Bagel Thins in your favorite supermarket or mass retailer (Target and Walmart) nationwide! Don’t forget to check out the Thomas’ Bagel Thins website for more information and recipes!