Bagel Recipes to Fuel Athletes


August means back to school for youth athletes, which also means rushing out the door in the morning with little thought put into breakfast. But breakfast is such a crucial part of anybody's day, especially that of an athlete! Putting no thought into breakfast is kind of like putting no thought into making sure your car has gas before you head out. Breakfast is vital. Breakfast is fuel, and when children head to school, it needs to sustain them for hours to come.

These bagel recipes take just a few steps, and can be prepared quickly. The spreads are simple, and can be made ahead and refrigerated to make the morning rush flow even more smoothly. You can even have the fruit and other ingredients prepared and refrigerated in containers so that your children can build their own bagels if they'd like. Set out ingredients like a mini bagel bar, and your kids will be more likely to load up on the healthy fuel. Because, let's face it, build-your-own anything is fun for kids! This concept is great for adults as well. We're often rushing out with them, and cannot neglect our need for fuel just to keep up with them!

1. Fruit Pizza Bagel

Ingredients:

1 Whole Wheat Bagel

2 oz. cream cheese

1 Tbs. low fat vanilla yogurt

Fruit of choice

(makes enough spread for 2 bagel halves)

Directions:

Mix together softened cream cheese and yogurt until creamy. Spread the mixture onto bagel (toasted or not toasted depending on preference.) Top with fruit and serve!

2. Apple Cinnamon Bagel

Ingredients:

1 Whole Wheat Bagel

2 oz cream cheese

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbs. vanilla yogurt

1 Sliced apple

(makes enough spread for 2 bagel halves)

Directions:

Mix together softened cream cheese, cinnamon, and yogurt until creamy. Spread the mixture onto bagel (toasted or not toasted depending on preference.) Top with apple slices and serve!

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bagel

Ingredients:

1 Whole Wheat Bagel

2 oz. cream cheese

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tsp. honey

chocolate chips

1 sliced banana

(makes enough spread for 4 bagel halves)

Directions:

Mix together softened cream cheese, peanut butter, and honey until creamy. Spread the mixture onto bagel (toasted or not toasted depending on preference.) Top with banana slices and chocolate chips and serve! *Tip: to make the chocolate chips stay on, place a dot of the spread on the bottom of the chocolate chips then stick them to the bananas.

4. Blueberry Granola Bagel

Ingredients:

1 Whole Wheat Bagel

2 oz. cream cheese

1 Tbs. low fat vanilla yogurt

Blueberries

Prepared Honey Nut Granola (Find our recipe here!)

(makes enough spread for 2 bagel halves)

Directions:

Mix together softened cream cheese and yogurt until creamy. Spread the mixture onto bagel (toasted or not toasted depending on preference.) Top with granola and blueberries and serve!

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