Bagel Lites™

When I first read about Bagel Lites™ Mini Bagel Balls, I immediately contacted the company and inquired about posting a review on the blog. Our whole family loves bagels – especially the freshly made ones from our town’s bakery – but it’s really tough to find good bagels in a size small enough for little kids. Enter these mini bagel balls, made in New York City using wholesome ingredients and clocking in at 80 calories (or less) per bagel ball.

The concept of these mini bagel balls is brilliant, whether you’re looking for portion control for yourself or for a smaller bagel that your toddler will be able to handle by him/herself.

Here’s a bit more about Bagel Lites™:

I’m not exaggerating when I write that I could distinctly smell the delicious aroma of the everything bagel balls before I even opened the box when the package arrived in the mail. When I popped a couple of the bagel balls into the toaster oven, it was like I was transported to a bakery serving warm, fresh-from-the-oven bagels.

I slathered on some butter, and the kids and I dove in…

THEY ARE SO GOOD!!!! The texture and flavor of these mini bagel balls exceeded my expectations, even after popping them into the toaster from the freezer. They would obviously be awesome smeared with cream cheese and/or your favorite condiments for a bagel, but so far our favorite way to enjoy them is just with a bit of butter so you can really taste the fantastic authentic bagel deliciousness.

 

*I received free product in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

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PB, Chocolate, & Banana Popsicles {Vegan, No Sugar Added}

How many chocolate recipe have I posted in a row now… three? Four? Sigh. Not that I think you guys mind, but a little variety would be nice, huh? I promise that my next post will feature a different ingredient.

But first, these popsicles….

They’re basically the popsicle form of a healthy, easy, and delicious dessert I’ve been making for years: peanut butter & chocolate banana soft serve (frozen banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and a bit of milk tossed into the food processor and blended until smooth).

They’re fudgy, creamy, and decadent-tasting without any added sugar or dairy. Kids and adults alike love them, and they couldn’t be easier or quicker to whip up.

One more look at this chocolatey goodness before we move on to something else!

 

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PB, Chocolate, & Banana Popsicles {Vegan, No Sugar Added}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients (8 popsicles)

  • 4 medium-sized overripe bananas (the skins should be mostly brown)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural smooth peanut butter, (the only ingredients should be peanuts and salt), preferably organic
  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk of choice (I used cashew milk)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth.

Pour into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks (the mixture should be thick enough for the sticks to stand upright), and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.

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