I love bagels. My kids love them too. I think we love them a little TOO MUCH. My kids could literally eat them every day, for breakfast, lunch and/or snack.
Bagels can range in calories from 150-300+ depending on the size of the bagel (deli and bakery bagels are the worse offenders because they tend to be large). They can also range in fat grams from 1 – 3+ (again, it depends on the bagel and it’s size). I suspect that many of the deli and bakery bagels might even be more then these amounts. Plus you have to factor in things like butter. They tend to pile on the butter at these places.
If you are a fan of soft and chewy bagels like my family, but you want to watch what you eat and making healthier choices, consider Thomas’ Mini Bagels. They give you the same great bagel taste, just in a smaller size.
Take for example Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Mini Bagels. Each contains 100% Whole Wheat. In fact you get 24 whole grains per bagel. That is a lot. Plus there are 5 grams of Protein (referring to the 100% Whole Wheat bagel). If you are worried about fat intake there are zero grams of trans fat in the Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Mini Bagels. There are around 110+ calories per mini bagel compared to upward of 300+.
The mini bagels come in several varieties so there is sure to be a flavor or two that your whole family would enjoy.
- Cinnamon Raisin (my kid’s favorite)
- Pretz-a-Bagel (pretzel bagels)
- Plain with Whole Grains
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon
- 100% Whole Wheat
Each package comes with 10 mini bagels so there are plenty for your whole family.
You can enjoy mini bagels the same way you can their larger cousins. Please note that they are not “toaster friendly”. You can toast them in a toaster oven, just be careful if you try and put them in a regular toaster. Because of their size they tend to slip down and they are impossible to get out without jabbing them with a fork.
My kids enjoy the bagels smothered in Nutella, or with peanut butter. I like them with a little bit of butter or a fruit spread (jelly or jam).
The mini bagels give you all the yummy goodness of regular bagels but for less fat and calories.
One mini bagel with a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese spread and a handful of grapes makes a great snack.
If you would like to learn more visit www.ThomasBreads.com. Then look under the tab “Products” and again under “Bagels”. The site lists the nutritional information of each variety too. There is even a product locator to help you find a store near you that sells the variety of mini bagel that you want.
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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.