Healthy Classic Bagels with Cream Cheese

When you think of bagels you probably think of cream cheese, it’s 2nd nature to most. You probably see the bagel emoji (we did that) and still think cream cheese. It wasn’t always like that. That’s a story for another day. But really, don’t count out cream cheese on your bagel. It can be healthy too!

Believe it or not, but the bagel and cream cheese pairing stemmed from the undisputed bagel capital. New York City. As early as the 1900s a common American Breakfast was a cream cheese on a bagel, sometimes even some lox, capers and etc.

It was a great breakfast for those on the go and still is seen as a full quick breakfast. Fast-forward 120 years later, bagels are still killing it. Now, they have a large civil duty, and that is providing people with a low carb version of themselves. Those are our Perfect 10’s and Alternatives today.

This is why classic bagels with cream cheese is still a top dog when debating breakfast.

Follow Your Heart Vegan Cream Cheese

For those vegan, there is a cream cheese you can count on, we even partner with them at our store level, people love them. It’s coconut based and delicious. Check and see if you can grab them close to you.

Green Mountain Farms Cream Cheese

This bagel is very macros friendly and is derived from Greek yogurt and is also whipped. We like whipped cream cheese, it’s good. This cream cheese, per serving (2 tbsp) has 3g of protein, 2g of carbs, and 2g of sugar. You can check out the full specs and facts here.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

If you want the real deal, that’s totally cool. Philadelphia may be the most trusted cream cheese out there. We have seen people mix cream cheeses, but we think moderation is your key to success. This might be your ticket for your classic bagels with cream cheese

Bagels on wood board with cream cheese

Bagel with Cream Cheese:


Weight Watchers Points for the Bagel: 3 Smart Points


Serving: 1 Bagel with Green Mountain Cream Cheese Calories: 165cal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g 


  • Slice Bagels
  • Set oven to 300 if you want to bake
  • Toast in a toaster to your choosing, you can always throw it in there longer if needed
  • Add 1 serving of Green Mountain Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Spread and schmear
  • Done


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