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Baguette Bites

by Meghann on August 9, 2012

Do you remember Bagel Bites?

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(I know they still make them, but I don’t see them around as much as I used to.)

How about this famous commercial?

I’m pretty sure that jingle was stuck in everyone’s head from 1996-1999. (and will be stuck in your head for the remainder of the day – sorry!)

Anyway, today’s lunch sort of reminded me of bagel bites. Only the non-frozen, baguette form. Let’s call them “baguette bites” ;)

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There really wasn’t much to it. I just sliced the baguette in thick rounds and topped the rounds with marinara sauce, cheese and basil. The mini pizzas were toasted under the broiler for a few minutes and served hot.

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You could have fun with different variations by adding what ever toppings you like, or they’re fun to just have plain. It’s a quick and easy meal (seriously – 5 minutes TOPS!) that both kids and adults will enjoy.

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I also had some cucumber slices on the side with hummus.

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And an apple sauce for dessert.

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Lunchtime made easy. :)

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What was your favorite after school snack as a kid?

I should probably feel more ashamed to admit that I had a Little Debbie almost everyday after school (the Zebra Cakes were soooo good!).

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meghan August 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

dunk-a -roos! the funfetti icing! aw i miss school snacks! yum but so bad for you!
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2 Adrienne J August 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I lived off of those (homemade) pizza bites when my husband was deployed! I still love to have them once in a while. So tasty.
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3 Elisabeth August 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I loved those (singing the jingle to myself right now…ha!), pizza rolls, pop tarts, Little Debbies (oatmeal pies, brownies or fudge rounds)… Guess I ate like crap then! My mom did cook healthy meals, but I enjoyed my junk then, too :)

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4 Socal Rachel August 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

At my dad’s house after school I would often have honey buns. I would eat them frozen, oh so good.
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5 Annette @FitnessPerks August 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

My hubby loooovvveeeesss bagel bites (and hot dogs). He’s kind of a kid at heart. But in his defense, I LOVE pizza too! Not necessarily the gross, boxed kind though. Hah. I’m a homemade kinda girl.
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6 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Poptarts! I used to love those things…
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7 Mary @ food and fun on the run August 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Oatmeal Creme Pies were the jam! I loved those things!
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8 j3nn August 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Baguette is a great idea for bite-sized pizzas!
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9 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily August 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Zebra Cakes were my absolute favorite!!!

The baguette bites look delicious ;)
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10 Sara@RunningInPinkProject August 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My favorite school snack was cheese and crackers (the kind that came in a pack together with the little red stick to spread the cheese). I loved those!
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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I loved pop tarts or fruit roll ups!
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12 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I used to eat a lot of Chips Ahoy cookies. And salt & vinegar chips. And S’more Pop-Tarts.

Basically, any food that had zero nutrients, I was a fan. ;)
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13 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Mmmm, those baguette bites look delicious! I’ll have to remember that for another time!
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14 Allison August 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

This is an example of a meal with almost no protein. Sabra hummus (Just as an example, your brand might have slightly more) has 2 grams of protein per serving. An ounce of cheddar cheese has about 7. Other types have less. In your previous post about being tired, many people commented that you needed to up your protein and I believe this meal is an example of why you got that comment.

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15 Kelly August 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Food is not the only reason a person may be tired. There are a zillion other factors to, well, factor in, and it’s short sighted to just look at what one is eating. I’ve had patients who are fit as a fiddle, eat a well balanced, protein/iron rich diet and still have fatigue issues. Stress is often times to blame, and our body computes stress in many different ways. Even if we don’t “feel” stressed, sometimes our body internalizes that stress and it comes out as being tired. The same goes with depression. We may not feel depressed by the standard definition of the word, but inside our bodies are feeling it. Diet is something to look at, naturally, but it’s not something to immediately latch on to, like so many people – doctors included – try to do.

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16 Allison August 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

In no way did I suggest in my comment that her diet was the reason that she was tired. Only her doctor can figure that out. I was suggesting that this type of meal was the reason she got so many comments from other people on her previous post suggesting she increase her protein consumption. Although I might also add that I do not believe that you can judge a person’s consumption of any macro nutrient based only on one meal.

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17 Marnie August 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Well said, Allison.

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18 Katie August 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Zebra Cakes were unreal!! And those Little Debbie brownies with the nuts on top! OMG I would convince my friends that they were gross so they would trade with me and I could have them! No shame.

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19 Beth (Running with the Sunrise) August 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

What a great idea! The bites look really delicious, and they must be waaaay healthier than the highly processed Bagel Bites.

My favorite snack was probably cheese and crackers. I’ve always been a huge fan of cheese.
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20 Beverly Aragon August 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Ohhh yesss, I remember Bagel Bites!!! Those babies were my go-to after school snack. Your version looks much more delicious and a whole lot healthier. YUM!

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21 Kayla August 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I almost always had cheese and crackers!! YUM! I still am in love with cheese… but I guess who is not!?
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22 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Chocolate covered granola bars or a poptart. Yup, real healthy kid right here. :-)
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23 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

well…me too on the Little Debbie! I loved the Swiss Cake Rolls!
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24 Mary August 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Little Debbie snacks…so good yet so bad!

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25 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I lovvvvved Bagel Bites! And not even ashamed to admit that I still eat them every now and then!
I used to eat a Twix after school almost every day. They are SO GOOD though!

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26 Coby August 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Oooh. Those look yummy! Good idea. :)

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27 Charlie (The Runner Beans) August 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

I loved poptarts as a child, the more chocolate and sugar, the better. And fruit roll ups- more playing with them than the taste!
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28 Emily N August 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

I have never been a sweets person for an after school snack, more into salty. so maybe wheat thins, cheez-its, or pringles. Yum, pringles.
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29 CampingGirl August 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

My fav was when my mom was making a fresh pot of pasta sauce. We would dunk slices of italian bread into the pot as an after school snack. So good!!
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