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Skinny chick bagels

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Skinny chick bagels, Paleo Crust

Bagels made from chicken mince – out there!! Sometimes it’s good to challenge the rules and shake things up a bit. I’m in that kind of mood today. I mean, who says dessert has to be at the end of the meal? If it’s the bit you look forward to most, why not have it first?

There are many theories as to why we crave something sweet after a meal. Whether it’s as a result of social conditioning and tradition i.e. we’ve been trained since childhood to expect a sweet dessert after a meal or whether brain chemistry is to blame i.e. chemical signals produced by the stomach tell us we’re full but the clever chemicals in the brain which control our pleasure centre override them, who knows. I’m not dismissing these and saying eat a treat first all the time, I’m just saying sometimes be crazy, live a little and do it how the hell you want!

So that’s what I’m doing today. I’m going inside out with my chicken bagel recipe. The bagel itself is made from chicken and turkey breast so a lean source of protein.

I stuffed mine with slices of ripe avocado and roasted carrot ribbons but feel free to fill with whatever veggies you fancy. So many possibilities, more of my favourites to follow soon. Let me know your favourites.

Makes 6 halves


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 250g turkey mince
  • 1 grated carrot
  • Handful of chopped coriander and parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 210C.

Blitz the meat, carrot and herbs in a food processor until smooth.

Finely dice the garlic and add to the meat along with the tomato puree, olive oil and seasoning.

Grease the bagel tin with olive oil and spoon in the mixture, pressing into place.

Bake in the over for 13 minutes.

The ultimate lean protein snack!

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Jo Harding

Jo Harding

My food philosophy is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body. I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a super strong gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I want my blog to show how simple and tasty healthy food really is and by using a little imagination, you can still enjoy all your ‘crust’ food favourites without feeling bored or deprived. I’m here to show you that eating low starch paleo is so much more than just bland meat and overboiled veg!


  1. First, let me say that your recipes look lovely. The chicken bagels, that is a wonderful idea! Just one question, for the chicken bagels, are those baked at 210 degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit? Please and Thank you!

    Oh! And keep those ideas coming!!

    1. Jo Harding Author

      Hi Elani.

      So glad you like them. It’s celsius. I’ve amended the recipe! Lots of inspirational recipes on their way, my head is popping with them! Stay tuned! Jo 🙂

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