Dr. Padma Garvey
The plant-based Doctor Mom
I grew up in Pittsburgh so a really good bagel was something I was not familiar with until I moved to New York City in 1992. After a few weeks in New York City, I learned to appreciate a good bagel and even had my favorite places for one.
When I changed my lifestyle to a plant-based one, one of the first hurdles I faced what looking for something to put on my bagel. Turns out there are a few excellent options. I stay away from the processed vegan cream cheeses because they are almost all oil and saturated fat.
Of course you need a tasty whole grain bagel. Most places are offering whole grain options. I like mine toasted but that is up to you.
Try topping your whole grain bagel with the following:
Hummus (homemade) , tomato, baby spinach
Peanut butter (just a thin layer) and sliced banana, strawberry or kiwi
Ripe avocado slices, cucumber, tomato and red onion with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Cucumber slices with miso