Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Super Antioxidant Bagel Sandwich w/ Smoked Salmon and Avocado Cream Cheese Spread

I came up with this combination of familiar and figure friendly ingredients after a workout one day.  I was in need of something time sensitive and filling, not to mention, delicious!  The elements of this bagel are complimentary in all regards and make for a filling and satisfying treat, boasting a host of things good to and for you.  Granted, I threw in a slice of crumbled bacon for dexterity and a much welcomed compliment to the crunch and chewiness of the toasted onion bagel, but that may easily be omitted or substituted with turkey bacon or vegan substitute. 
 The spread consists simply of 4 oz. lower fat cream cheese and half of an avocado,  one 1/2 fresh squeezed lime, and 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley.   SPST.   This spread will be enough for 4 bagels.
 The avocado of course provides a healthy dose of good fats, poly and mono unsaturated,  B vitamins,  dietary fiber, a splash of calcium, Iron, magnesium and more.  The cream cheese provides much needed calcium and vitamin D.  
 Parsley is a natural diuretic and lends even more calcium, plus it is super-rich in B vitamins, Vitamins A and C, as well as rare volatile oils , particularly myristicin which is said to reduce formation of certain tumors, and reduce the effects of certain carcinogenic substances on the body's cells, and flavonoids.   Flavonoids in parsley are antioxidant in nature, battling free radicals internally.
Citrusy lime, water rich and crunchy cucumber, green leaf lettuce,  as well as some  Omega 3 rich smoked Salmon send this all in one sandwich into a league of its own. One 3 oz. serving of smoked Salmon is enough for all 4 bagels.  Add as many slices of cucumber and green leaf lettuce as you like.
 What the hell, on your busiest day, have two of these bad boys, your body will thank you for it.


 




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