The Better Bagel Review: Low Carb, High Protein Bagels Perfected

Just had my first taste of The Better Bagel, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer for anyone living a low carb life. With 5 grams of net carbs and a whopping 26 grams of protein per bagel (plus 35g of fiber), it’s not just another addition to the low carb market; it’s setting a new standard.

The struggle with most low carb bagels is real – they often miss the mark on that classic bagel texture we all crave. But The Better Bagel? It’s in a league of its own. I was genuinely impressed by its chewy, dense interior, which is a rare find in the low carb aisle. And when toasted? Perfection. My toaster’s gluten-free setting brought out its crusty exterior beautifully, rivaling the texture of traditional bagels.

Now, let’s talk toppings. I whipped up my homemade faux scallion cream cheese, which pairs with it perfectly. This cream cheese alternative is not only easy to make but also packs double the protein and only a third of the calories of regular cream cheese. Just blend a quarter cup each of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, add a half teaspoon of Xanthan gum for that cream cheese texture, and for a bit of flair, mix in chopped scallions and a dash of garlic powder. Spread it on The Better Bagel, top with some lox, tomato, and a sprinkle of fresh salt and pepper, and you’ve got yourself a breakfast or brunch that’s hard to beat.

high protein scallion spread

High Protein Scallion Spread

This cream cheese alternative packs double the protein and a third of the calories of traditional cream cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, spreads
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 26 kcal


  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum optional
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Blend the cottage cheese, yogurt and xanthan gum (if using) in a blender until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and fold in the garlic powder and scallions.
  • Refrigerate for up to one week in an airtight container.


@lowcarblolita Easy, light & delicious cream cheese substitute with 1/3 the calories and double the protein of regular cream cheese. I made scallion spread today – it’s also yummy plain or with whatever flavors you like! #highprotein #dieting #creamcheese #spreadrecipe #healthyspread ♬ original sound – Lolita ✨ 50+ Wellness


Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 0.1mg
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Honestly, The Better Bagel has set the bar high. It’s the best low carb bagel I’ve had, and believe me, I’ve tried a lot of them. It captures the essence of what a bagel should be – crusty on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and just downright delicious. Whether you’re on a strict low carb diet or just trying to add more protein to your breakfast, this bagel has got you covered.

Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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