Hi there everyone!
If you are a regular here you already know we have two teenage boys. Alex 17 and Jack 13.
Alex is a senior in HS this year and Jack is an 8th grader, last year of middle school 🙁
Considering our older boy will be off to college in less than a year, I think it is about time I teach him the essentials of cooking in the kitchen.
He did take Home Economics in 6th grade and actually learned to make pancakes.
I admit, I am one of those Moms who does just about everything at home for the boys. Don’t get me wrong, they are not lazy, spoiled kids by any means. However, I am that Mom that simply enjoys catering to them and their needs I suppose.
Alex is in the High School Marching band and puts in long grueling hours, he takes all Honor classes, works, and even did some volunteer work this summer, aside from taking an online course. He is a really busy teen indeed. With that said, I realize once he is on his own in college, he has to fend for himself. Cooking, laundry, and all those things Mom has done for him his whole life, it’s time to learn the basics kiddo~
Both the boys absolutely LOVE Bagel Bites.
If any of you folks have teenage boys, you already know the second they come home from school they are famished.
The pantry door is flying open, bags are crumbling, mouths are chopping, and on and on.
Bagel Bites are the perfect after school snack.
Made with real cheese, Mozzarella, Cheddar and Monterey Jack.
7g of Protein and 0g trans fat.
Tomato sauce from scratch.
Bagel dough from scratch every day on site, using high-quality ingredients.
Bagel Bites® snacks are baked, never fried.
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Bagel Bites are fun, quick, easy, convenient and quality snacks.
Unlike that bag of chips or cookies they tend to eat, bagel bites are definitely a better snack choice.
Alex and I had our very first oven lesson. From turning it on, setting the oven temp and waiting for the ding letting you know it has reached it’s according to your box oven temp.
Kids thrive on feeling accomplished. Cooking is an ideal way to boost self-worth and to teach responsibility. Plus, boys will make wonderful husbands someday learning some basics early on.
Alex was pretty excited with his accomplishment and oven lesson. And honestly, so am I for the simple life lesson of learning how to use an oven and make a delicious after school snack.
But wait just a minute, Jack had to learn some basics as well. Although, we have a running joke in our house that Jack is going to be a house Dad someday. Nothing funny about it, if that is what makes him happy and works for him. We say this because Jack loves to help me in the kitchen, whether it is cleaning a pantry or preparing a recipe, he is hands on.
I let him at the Bagel Bites microwave directions, and said have at it.
Piece of cake for him. Simply put the Bagel Bites on a microwave safe plate and cook accordingly.
The boys didn’t even give the Bagel Bites time to cool. They were at them in seconds.
Can you tell by their faces? They were a bit hot.
I admit, I had a few myself and they were so good. Great for a party appetizer as well. Or in this case on a Sunday afternoon getting ready for some football.
Oh, and just a matter of opinion, although both tasty, the boys preferred the oven method. They make the bagel a bit more toast-like.
Either way, after school snack, party app, or just because, Bagel Bites should be your next go to in the freezer section.
What’s your favorite snack?
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My favorite snack “food” is corn chips 🙂
Just by reading your post, I feel getting a box of Bagel Bites for myself! 🙂
My favorite snack is Greek yogurt.
Wow you are awesome teaching these boys how to cook now they will be so independent which they already seem to be and it looks yummy what husbands are going to make some day what a great idea❤️
Shannon Fox Fox Hollow Cottage
Next step, dinner 😉
What qt’s! I love the scrunched noses in the picture. So sweet.
Favorite snack? Sweet=Cookies. Savory=Apples and Cheese.
My favorite snack is yogurt
I like a banana as a snack.
My favorite snack food is fresh fruit, peanut butter, and a side of sliced cheese cubes.
It was great to see your handsome son’s learning to make a yummy snack for themselves. How fun. Bagel Bites are really delish. I don’t have one favorite snack but many. Light fruits, crackers and cheese are some of my fave along with a cookie here and there!!! Great give away.
My children loved bagel bites when they lived at home. Yogurt is always a good snack. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined
Oh my gosh, THIS takes me back! My sons are 20 and 22. Way back when they were in middle school, I taught them the basics too! We started with Bagel Bites and frozen after school snacks! Now, of course, they’ve grown up and moved on to things like tiramisu and home made cheesecake…but they still love bagel bites (and so do I).
My all time favorite snack us salt and vinegar chips!! Bagel Bites are my teens favorite for sure!!!
They are so cute! My, how they are growing up too ~ time flies way too fast. Great idea to teach them the basics. My son is a great cook ~ he really helped me after school by starting something or adding to so dinner would be faster when I got home from work. My daughter? A kitchen is to decorate! 🙂 She really makes wonderful dishes ~ just has no interest in cooking.
My favorite snack would be a banana with dry roasted nuts or greek yogurt. Of course, you could throw in pie, cake & cookies too.
My favorite snacks are cracker, chips, and definitely something sweet. Your younger boy sounds a lot like my youngest brother. From the time he was about 9-10 years old he loved to help out our mom in the kitchen. He’s married now with kids of his own. He’s an excellent cook.
My son LOVED Bagel Bites! I think he always made them in the oven too. My favorite snack is potato chips (shocker!) If there were a box of Bagel Bites in my freezer though they would definitely not be there very long!
I liked mothering just like you do. My girls did housework and such, and the younger one loves to cook so was often in the kitchen, but honestly I loved doing stuff and they were never idle teens by any means, just like your boys. I love how you turned something as simple as bagel bites into a little “live on your own” lesson and a cute blog post to boot. Win. Win.
As for my favorite snack? I think my favorite thing is probably apples and cheese.
I love mozzarella sticks (found in dairy, not the frozen breaded ones although they are good too). I do make Bagel Bites… they are perfect as we do not eat much (comes with age I guess, lol ) and I love pizza more than him, so I can just pop a few at a time in the toaster oven.
My favorite snack is cherry yogurt mixed with bananas. I also love cheese crackers like goldfish. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite snack is a cinnamen sugar rice cake with a thin layer of peanut butter, and I sometimes put a few pumpkin seeds on top. Try it.
I like to snack on tortilla chips.
Wish I could have reached in to grab a few:-) Your boys are so handsome Debbie!
Thanks Martina, even with their funny faces:)
My favorite snack is bagel bites and chips and dip.
My favorite is mini quesadillas.
My favorite snack food is chips and salsa or anything else salty 🙂
My favorite snack is Greek yogurt.
I love spicy buffalo cauliflower bites, easy and healthy snacks.
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My favorite snack is potato chips and onion dip.
I like to snack on cheese and crackers.
My favorite snack food is whole grain crackers and cheese.
I love to core & slice a crisp sweet/tart apple (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or even Red Delicious) and dunk those slices in some caramel dip! Any time of year, but especially now that Fall is here.
My favorite snack is hummus & pita bread.
my kids like a simple wheat tortilla rolled up with cheese, heated up in the microwave
i tweeted: https://twitter.com/dapryz5/status/520664812611575808 [email protected]
Veggies and dip! Yum!
My favorite snack is cheese ((french camembert) with bread ♥
My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/521282562623164416
My favorite snack is super cold grapes and mozzarella cheese sticks. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
I cannot keep Hershey’s Kisses in the house because I will snack on them until they are gone. It doesn’t take long. LOL
I shared your blog post and this Bagel Bites promotion via Twitter; here’s the link to my tweet:
Thank you! (Love the picture of your guys eating the too-hot snacks!)
chips and salsa is my favorite snack
I love crackers and cheese!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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My favorite snack is definitely cream cheese and cucumber on crispbreads.
my favorite snack is chips
My favorite snack is chips and salsa.
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Any kind of fruit.
My favorite snack is Nutella, by itself or on graham crackers 🙂
tweeted – https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/524673748033470465
I like salty tortilla chips and fresh pico de gallo.
My favorite snack is a banana with peanut butter on top.
Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/526107598198538240
Pita chips and hummus.
i like apple.
I like avocado dip and tortilla chips
A favorite snack food of mine are pecans.
As of today I think my favorite snack is greek yogurt but I also love fresh strawberries and peaches when the season is at their peak.
Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/528419872330354688
i love grapes
wrong link https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/528714304111931393
bananas are one of my favorite snacks
i posted a tweet here: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/528707878505312256
My favorite snack is either pretzels or cheese and crackers.
I love granola bars
I love chips and dip.
Cookies and milk
movie theater flavored butter popcorn
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Boneless wings and dipping sauce!