Lesson #4: How to Cook a Bagel Thin

by Rachel on May 30, 2010

My mom brought home Thomas Bagel Thins and I decided to give them a try because you know that, for me, heaven is a Sunday morning bagel that’s big enough to rest my head on for a carb-induced nap.

Um, apparently, 1/3 of the calories means 1/3 of the carb density and…1/3 of the cooking time.

Toast lightly, carb fiends! I burned up two of these this morning.

Once you get past that, they are pretty tasty and bagel-ish. Ish. They taste like bagels but they just aren’t as thick and fluffy…and that’s precisely why I eat bagels. They deliver the “Everything” flavor, but they don’t deliver the bagel experience. I would use them more for sandwiches that taste good on bagels, like tuna or egg and cheese, rather than a cream cheese extravaganza. They are dece, but the long ingredients list makes me certain they won’t become a pantry staple.

I must say though, they taste a lot better than the sandwich thins, which, as far as I can tell, provide less flavor and nutrition than a Communion wafer. I mean, no, you can’t put roast beef on the good Lord, but those sandwich thins are vile.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura Georgina May 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm

As soon as I saw the title of this post, I knew what was coming!

I feel you on the bagels–the point is that they are fluffy carb bombs, and that’s why I like ’em. I don’t think a bagel thin would ever hit the spot, and then I’d eat three, and then I may as well have had one real, pillowy, proper bagel.
.-= Laura Georgina´s last blog ..Leaving on a Jet Plane! (15 Reasons Why Home Always Rocks) =-.

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2 Alicia May 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I too burned my fair share of these things, so don’t get too down on yourself LOL.

I agree with you: for breakfast meals, I hate these things. But paired with a Dr. Praeger’s cali veggie burger and some hummus, you have a solid lunch. They also go well with a turkey or BOCA burger.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY: From The Blue Bag =-.

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3 Bess May 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

While I haven’t tried the bagel thins, I agree that part of eating a bagel for breakfast is that doughy, pillowy texture.

And those sandwich thins make me want to eat a double down over stomaching another cardboard thin…and I’m a vegetarian so for me to say that…!
.-= Bess´s last blog ..Why Health Magazines May Spark A New Generation of Couch Potatoes =-.

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4 Hayley @ Breath of Fire May 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Bagel thins are just so… thin. I need more junk in the bagel trunk.
.-= Hayley @ Breath of Fire´s last blog ..Rebecca: Up, Up, and Away =-.

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5 Rachel May 31, 2010 at 7:13 am

Haha Hayley love “junk in the bagel trunk”!!

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6 Alyssa June 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Hi Rachel!

I’m a big fan of your blog and I read it daily for your awesome insights on food and exercise. I’m definitely in the yellow zone eating-wise buuut it did bring me to Kim’s Light Bagels if you’ve never had them. I’m such a huge bagel person so it was certainly hard giving them up. These bagels definitely have that fluffy, denser feel to them in comparison to the bagel thins (I’ve had the thins before) and they satisfy my constant bagel craving. They are only 110 calories atleast. Just thought I would let you know about them if you didn’t know!

Thanks!

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7 Rachel June 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Oooh thanks for the tip Alyssa — where do you get them?? Regular grocery stores??

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8 Alyssa June 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Yes! I live in Mass. but I have found them in different grocery stores. You can also order them online and they come in all different flavors. I literally have about 2 or 3 a week!

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9 Alyssa June 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Here’s the website, I forgot to put it on my last comment!
http://kimslightbagels.com/

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