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Hollowed Bagel Crab Salad Sandwich

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Low-carb Lunch

Are you begrudgingly turning down bagels because of their heft of carbs? Avoid no more. Simply hollow them out and fill them with a high protein mix like this crab salad or your favorite recipe featuring chicken, tuna or hard cooked eggs.

Low-carb Lunch

Hollowed Bagel Crab Salad Sandwich

Serves 1


  • 1 whole wheat bagel, halved
  • 1/2 cup cooked crab meat (fresh or canned, drained)
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons minced olives
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Using a serrated spoon or your fingers, hollow out bagel halves, leaving shape intact.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients, divide between the two bagel halves and serve immediately.

Per serving: 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 16g protein, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 562mg sodium, 55mg cholesterol, 170 calories, 54 calories from fat.

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