Thin bagels are perfect for smaller appetites and are easier to eat as part of a sandwich. Make a complete lunch or breakfast meal by pairing this sandwich with baby carrots or orange sections and a cup of low-fat milk to meet over half of most kids' daily calcium needs.

Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2011


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4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler.

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

  • Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture over cut sides of each bagel. Layer 1 ounce ham and 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese over cream cheese on bagel bottoms. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven, and top with lettuce leaves; cover with bagel tops. Serve immediately.

  • Young Chefs can:

  • Pull four lettuce leaves off head of lettuce

  • Layer ham, and sprinkle cheese

  • Older Chefs can:

  • Spread cream cheese mixture on bagels

  • Top sandwich with lettuce and bagel top

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 3.6g; protein 15.3g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fiber 6.3g; cholesterol 24mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 589mg; calcium 220mg.