Canada's Food Guide Servings:
1 Grain Products (1 bagel)
I try my best to give Big-A a variety of foods for his school lunch. I've sent him with soup and stew, pasta, pizza, and cheese & crackers. But what he really likes are plain old sandwiches! (he definitely likes the simpler things in life!)
I buy whole wheat, grainy and rye breads for his favourite - ham sandwiches with mustard. One other bread product that Big-A loves, though, are bagels. I have sent him to school with bagels on occasion, but they are just too big! So when I found PC Thins Bagels at my local Real Canadian Superstore, I could hear the angels singing to me from heaven! I have a slight obsession with President's Choice foods, and I love that they're always doing things different from everyone else.
|Hallelujah! The perfect bagel!|
PC Thins Bagels have half the fat of a standard-sized plain bagel, and close to half the calories. And best of all, they're not too filling. When I send them to school with Big-A, they don't come back home. I keep the toppings simple but delicious and he just loves them! I always make sure to fill his lunch bag with 2-3 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, ensuring that he has a balanced diet.
I have been on a low-carb diet for just over a month, and it has been very difficult. I'm not totally giving up carbs, but I'm very choosy when indulging in bread products. PC Thins Bagels are a perfect breakfast or lunch that don't leave me stuffed and feeling guilty.
|Very thin, not overly filling for kids!|
President's Choice offers a selection of flavours of their PC Thin Bagels, and you will also find these bagels in PC's health-conscious Blue Menu line. In Ontario, you can purchase President's Choice products at Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, No Frills and Fortinos.
|A PC Thins Bagel topped with cream cheese,|
ready to be gobbled up by a hungry 7-year old.