We happen to frequent the place a lot because bagels and peanut butter and cream cheese are one of the few things my (ridiculously) picky two year old will eat.
They make a great veggie sandwich, but I have to say this puppy blows their’s out of the water.
The Laughing Cow sent me some samples of their new cream cheese as well as Thomas Bagel Thins, and I instantly dreamed up this Veggie Bagel Sandwich With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese, because my fridge is bursting with all the awesome produce that is in season this glorious time of year.
I hope you like it and that you take a breath to enjoy it-not inhaling it in 10 seconds flat like I did ;)
Here’s What You Need: (Makes 1 but easy to double, triple, ect.)
1 100% Whole Wheat Thomas Bagel Thin (5 grams of fiber and 1 gram of fat!)
Handful of baby spinach
1-2 TBS of avocado
1/2 tomato, sliced
1 wedge Laughing Cow Veggie Cream Cheese (1/3 less fat than regular=4 grams of fat)
2 TBS of roasted red pepper*
4-5 slices of cucumber
Salt + Pepper
Here’s What You Do:
Toast the bagel. Mix the cream cheese and the chopped red pepper and season with salt and pepper. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and then spread the avocado on one side of the bagel and the cream cheese on the other. Top with the remaining veggies. Yum!
* I made my own roasted red pepper, since I had so many leftover peppers in the fridge from my cooking segment. I added half a pepper to the broiler for about 6 minutes, turning once, until it was starting to blacken and char. I let it cool slightly, cut it into pieces and then mixed about 2 TBS into the cream cheese. If you have store bought roasted red peppers, those work great too. Simply pat them dry and then chop them into pieces as well.
I don’t know too many kids that look at a stack of veggies and say, “Yay! I can’t wait to eat that!” So, I suggest adding the avocado and the cream cheese mixture to the bagel and maybe even stirring in some finely chopped spinach into the cream cheese as well, but then take a more traditional approach to the sandwich by topping it with a piece of lean deli meat and a piece of all natural cheese.