Bagels are a carb-loving dieter's worst enemy! However, I think it's about time that you had your bagel and ate it too. I have never been able to find Western Bagel: The Alternative Bagel or Kim's Light Bagels, which both received rave reviews. But why should that stop me from enjoying a much desired bagel? Especially, once I discovered the intriguing Olde Hearth Honey Wheat Bagels for only $1.50 at Target.
First off, they are delightfully doughy with a perfectly golden crust, just like a bagel should be. There are so many ways to utilize these hearty bagels because they have a flavor that is similar to the Honey-Wheat Crust at California Pizza Kitchen, which can compliment a number of toppings. You can toast them or eat them straight up; but my favorite creation so far is to slice one in half and top each side with a Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese Wedge, some thinly sliced onions, lentils and chili powder, which is then heated at 375 degrees in an oven for 10 minutes.
I love bagels, but most of the time, they are too big, which means a whole bunch of calories. I found these Olde Hearth Select Health Crunch Bagels in the refrigerated section of my local supermarket and was drawn to their substantial but appropriate size and overall healthy edge. I know that proper bagels are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, but I still like the typical supermarket bagels that are just chewy all around.
The website says, "More than just a wheat bagel, this hearty bagel offers whole grains and kernels. Packed full of great taste, you'll have a hard time resisting this anytime-of-the-day treat that's high in fiber." This bagel turned out nice, soft, and chewy after warming it up. Really delicious.