Love it, Like it, Hate it: Bagels!

Bagels are one of those foods that *seem* like they’re healthful, but not all are – in fact they range tremendously in carbs, calories, and even protein. In today’s Love it, Like it Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best + worst bagels on store shelves.

 

 

LOVE IT!

 

La Louisiane’s Eat Fit Bagel | coming soon: Ochsner Fitness Center + Robert Fresh Market

  • 200 calories, 38 grams carbs, 9 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 8 grams protein
  • Ingredients: Stone ground whole wheat flour, whole wheat flour, yeast, Eat Fit 5 Seed Blend (flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds), contains less than 2% sugar, salt.

 

Western Bagel Co’s Perfect 10 Healthy Grain Bagel | available online

  • 150 calories, 19 grams carbs, 10 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 19 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: Wheat gluten (for protein), soy flour, insulin (isolated powdered fiber), whole wheat flour, rye and oat flakes, seeds, white flour, stevia

 

LIKE IT!

 

Dave’s Killer Bread EPIC Everything Bagel

  • 260 calories, 47 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 12 grams protein
  • Made with a blend of white flour and whole grain flour + garlic, onion & variety of seeds (e.g. flaxseeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds etc)
  • All natural, no preservatives

 

Bagel Thins – e.g. by Thomas’

  • 110 calories, 24 grams carb, 5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein
  • Ingredients include whole wheat flour, sugar, wheat gluten, whole wheat, cellulose fiber, yeast, preservatives calcium propionate and sorbic acid…

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – e.g. by Thomas’

  • 280 calories, 56 grams carb, 3 grams fiber, 9 grams protein
  • Ingredients include white flour, sugar, caramel coloring, preservatives calcium propionate and sorbic acid

 

 

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