Bagels & Bread when you’re Gluten-Free…

By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA

May 17th, 2019

Gluten Free products have come a long way; still, you may be wondering “where do bagels and bread fit into my diet?” Choosing whole grain gluten-free products are a great way to ensure you get necessary nutrients and fiber for good health.

  • Udi’s delicious gluten-free breads & bagels offer an incredible taste, so everyone can enjoy the amazing flavor on a hearty sandwich or tasty breakfast toast.
  • Udi’s Millet-Chia bread contains a whopping 5 grams of fiber per two slices!
  • Fiber is important for gastrointestinal health and helps keep you fuller longer.


Tips on Choosing Gluten-Free Whole Grains…

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale including spelt, einkorn and farro. For those unable to properly digest gluten like those suffering from celiac disease, choosing gluten free grains is an essential part of life. Luckily and (deliciously) most whole grains are Gluten-free!!! Here’s a list from the Whole Grain Council…

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Gluten-free Oats*
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Teff
  • Wild Rice

*Oats are inherently gluten-free, but are frequently contaminated with wheat during growing or processing. Several companies are currently among those that oer pure, uncontaminated oats (always read labels). Ask your physician if these oats are acceptable for you.


Pizza Bagel 3 Ways

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 3


Pizza 1:

  • 1/2 Udi’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Bagel
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and baked
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza 2:

  • 1/2 Udi’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Bagel
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 oz mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped

Pizza 3:

  • 1/2 Udi’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Bagel
  • 1/2 cup kale, torn into bite sized-pieces
  • 1/4 cup pesto



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place bagel halves on a lined baking sheet.
  3. In a medium skillet, sauté chickpeas in one tablespoon of olive oil with salt and pepper until crunchy. Set aside.
  4. Using a high speed blender, blend sweet potato with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper to make a sauce.
  5. Spread sweet potato sauce on one bagel half and top with crumbled goat cheese and crunchy chickpeas.
  6. Cut mozzarella thinly and place evenly on second bagel half. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and chopped basil.
  7. Spread pesto evenly on the third bagel half and top with kale pieces.
  8. Bake bagels in the oven for 8-10 minutes and broil for 2-3 minutes at the end. 

Recipe Source:  Originally appeared on Nutrition By Mia, in partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free.