Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bagels

Hi.

I’m a little embarrassed. It’s been a while FOREVER since I’ve blogged and I’m really hoping I haven’t completely run off any followers with my slacking. It has been a whirlwind – no good excuses, just needed to catch my breath!

I figure I’ll try to redeem myself with a few new recipes. That sound okay? Okay – let’s do this!

One of the things I rarely post is breakfast. I’ll be honest – it’s an important meal, but something I usually don’t put a lot of effort into preparing. During the week, I pretty much grab a bagel thin and go. Maybe a granola bar.

However, when I’m in the workout zone (a place I have been wading in and out of over the past several months – now I’m back IN) I find that weekends are when I really find myself struggling for energy. Saturday morning workouts are awesome, but a measly little granola bar ain’t gonna cut it if I need to be functioning, you know, past 11 AM.

Enter a delicious recipe I found in The Skinnytaste Cookbook that I HAD to make. We know how much I love smoked salmon, but I sometimes struggle with how to use a whole package. So this makes it easy to knock out 2 meals over a weekend, which means fewer trips to the grocery store (hooray!).

Whether you’re a smoked salmon lover like me or just a casual acquaintance of this fabulous fish, I think you’ll enjoy this as a filling alternative to kick off your morning. It’s delicious, it’s filling, and come on, that’s a beautiful bagel right there!

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bagels (Serves 4 – 3 WW points/serving)

Adapted (ever so slightly) from The Skinnytaste Cookbook

2 Bagel Thins (I use Thomas’ Everything Bagel Thins)

4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature

2 oz. pre-packaged smoked salmon, chopped

1/4 cup chopped scallions

1/2 tsp. dried dill

2 Tbsp. capers, chopped

1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/2 medium tomato, sliced

1/4 small cucumber, sliced

Fresh cracked pepper

Kosher salt

In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, salmon, scallions, dill, capers and lemon juice. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes to meld flavors.

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Lightly toast bagel halves. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly across each half, top with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Sprinkle each with black pepper and kosher salt.

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Enjoy and go tackle the rest of your day!

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