Argh! You hit the snooze button one too many times this morning and are now sprinting to work. Of course, you forgot to eat breakfast and now feel like you’re going to pass out. So you stop for a fuel-up, only what’s the better pick when it comes to coffee shop snacks: a muffin or a scone? A Danish or a doughnut? Here’s your guide on what to pick up at the coffee shop, and what to put right back down.
The culprit: Are you a fan of the Zucchini Nut muffin? You might not be anymore once we tell you that it has 780 calories, 42 grams of fat and 49 grams of sugar. (That’s almost as many calories as a Wendy’s ½ lb. double burger with cheese!)
What should I have instead? While there are lots of lower-calorie choices on Coffee Time‘s menu, if it’s the nut flavour you’re after, then pick up two Almond Hazelnut Biscotti (each 160 calories, 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar). You could also get a Rice Krispy Square (270 calories, 8 grams of fat, 24 grams of sugar).
The Great Canadian Bagel
The culprit: While the majority of bagels (sans cream cheese or other toppings) come in under 400 calories, some of the cheesier bagels pack in a few more calories-we’re looking at you, Cheddar Bacon (434 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3 grams of fibre), Cheddar Salsa (421 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3 grams of fibre) and Cheddar Onion (425 calories, 9 grams of fat and 3 grams of fibre).
What should I have instead? Thankfully you can still have your cheesy-bagel fix with an Asiago Bagel (367 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of fibre) or, better yet, Cheddar Herb, which weighs in at a slim 285 calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 grams of fibre).