Bagels are BACK!

Begal and milk

YEAH! Bagels are back…well, at the least back into the foods that I eat regularly.

For the longest time I avoided bagels, or only had them occasionally (like as treat at Tim Horton’s), because traditional bagels are packed full of calories (300+ calories per bagel) and are close to 3-4 servings of grains (starch), which is more than 50% of my recommended amount for the day…Eating bagels wasn’t worth the calories (or the time on the treadmill) to me. 1 regular bagel = 3-4 slices of bread.

But now I have found these great “thin bagels” that have hit the grocery stores. They are just like regular bagels, but without the middle part. They are like eating a top part of a bagel and the bottom part of one, but without eating the middle…I’m not sure if that makes sense? Either way, they taste the same as regular bagels (with the same density and texture as traditional bagels), but with less calories and carbs.

By switching to thin bagels, you can have a bagel with light cream cheese or peanut butter, a piece of fruit, and a glass of skim milk, all for less than 400 calories! Wow, that sounds like a great breakfast!

Two bagel brands that I have tried out are PC Blue Menu thin bagels (1 bagel =55 grams) and Dempster’s thin bagels (1 bagel =38grams). They both taste great, but I like the PC Blue Menu thin’s the best because they smell like buttery popcorn when toasting (maybe it is just my heightened sense of smell due to prego hormones!)

Yes, the carb cravings are backs in this pregnancy…but at least I have found a healthy option that is portion appropriate and tastes great.

Has anyone else tried these bagels? Or knows of different brands out there? I’d love to hear from you. ~Susan


About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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