Low Carb Bagels
It is so easy to get into a food rut, eating the same foods all the time or even just the same type of meal. Sometimes on Sunday when I meal plan there are only so many combinations of what meat+veggie=meal are we going to do this week. I am a member of a few online Facebook groups for recipe sharing. Someone had shared a recipe from Wholesome Yum for low carb bagels. They mentioned they were absolutely delicious. I saved the post and then forgot all about it. Ah, this reminds me, did you know if you see a post you like on Facebook you can click on the arrow in the top right corner and save that post. Then anytime you want you can go to the “saved” tab on your homepage and all your saved posts will be there. One of my pet peeves on these recipe sharing groups is people will comment “saved for later”or “.” or “following”, clogging up the feed of people asking questions and such. It drives me a little crazy. If you didn’t already know. now you do. It is also nice because everything is organized for you and you wont have to go back through your notifications to find the recipe you saved. Anyways back to this recipe. One of my favorite treats in the summer is a fresh tomato over some kind of melty cream cheese on a bagel. I had some beefsteak tomatoes from the farmers market and I knew now was the time to try this recipe.
I can not take credit for the idea of this recipe, you can go over to Wholesome Yum and view the original. The only thing I changed in the ingredients was the amount of cheese. I made it less just for convenience. A typical bag of shredded cheese is 2 cups so instead of buying two to try this recipe I added less to make it easy. When I made my dough I mixed it very well with a metal spoon and then turned it out onto my counter and kneaded it just a few times to make sure it was all mixed together. The result is dense, chewy, flavorful bagels. These make me so happy! When they were done I sliced one open, topped with a bacon cheese spread I had purchased from a local market, and broiled until it was all melty. Then I topped with a slice of my fresh tomato and some shaved zucchini. I can see myself using these bagels for many more creations in the future. Just off-hand I am thinking of an open face tuna melt for lunch. Subscribe to the email list to be notified of new recipes delivered to you inbox.
- For the carb count you really have to look at the brands of food you use and read your labels. Add up all the carbs and then divide by the number of servings to get he specific amount for you. For the ingredients I used it came out to 4.5 net carbs/ bagel.