Bagels are a popular choice for breakfast, and are available in almost every food stop around town. They are easy to put together, can keep you feeling satiated for longer, and taste pretty great. However, did you know that a single bagel can pack in 250 to 300 calories?

These tips will help you cut down on the calories in your bagel, and increase its nutritional value:

  • Regular bagels are made from refined flour, which can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Swap it with whole grain flour, as it’s a good source of fiber and carbohydrates.
  • The thick layer of cream cheese that you add to your bagel can add more than 200 calories and about 20 grams of fat to your breakfast. Replace it with a healthier alternative. Look for low-fat or non-fat version of cream cheese. You can even melt some low-fat cheddar or Swiss cheese for that creamy texture on your bagel.
  • For a healthier kick, slather some avocado spread over your toasted bagel. Avocados are rich in vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6 and E, and potassium that will keep you satiated and energetic all day. However, don’t use more two tablespoons, because although avocado is a nutritious option, it will add 50 calories to your bagel.
  • Replace the sugary jam with fresh, healthy berries. Your bagel will taste better with natural fruits. Gently mash some berries and layer them on your bagel.

Bagels are a pretty non-messy, versatile snack. So if you feel full half-way through the bagel, simply seal it and doggy bag it.

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