Brain Healthy Breakfast – Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel

Check out this delicious and luxurious way to incorporate brain-healthy smoked salmon to your list of go-to breakfasts. A favorite among the doctors and staff at Community Neurosciene Services, smoked salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for brain health and cognitive function. Traditionally served with bagels, cream cheese, pickled onions, and capers, we sub in a whole grain bagel to provide complex carbohydrates for sustained energy and fiber for digestive health. Cream cheese offers a source of protein and calcium. Adding cucumber provides hydration and additional nutrients.
This savory breakfast option is not only delicious but also supports brain health and overall well-being.  Ditching the capers and onions, which are pickled in brine, lowers the sodium in this dish to support healthy blood pressure.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel


  • 1 whole grain bagel, sliced and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2-3 slices of smoked salmon
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Fresh lemon juice


  1. Spread the cream cheese on the toasted bagel halves.
  2. Arrange the smoked salmon slices on top of the cream cheese.
  3. Add sliced cucumber on top of the salmon.
  4. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the toppings.
  5. Optional: Season with a sprinkle of black pepper or fresh dill for added flavor.



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