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).
The culprit: The delicious-looking but heavyweight Double Chocolate Muffin with Oreo Crumble, which has 450 calories, 15 grams of fat and 43 grams of sugar. Yum but yikes!
What should I have instead? Start your morning with some warmth and have a Baked Apple Pie instead (270 calories, 16 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar).
The culprit: The Raspberry Scone. Oh, who can resist the Starbucks scones? If you need extra incentive to avoid picking one up, here it is-the Raspberry Scone will cost you some 500 calories, 26 grams of fat and 18 grams of sugar. (Need some perspective? That scone has the same number of calories as two regular McDonald’s hamburgers.)
What should I have instead? If that raspberry flavour is what you’re after, pick up a Low-fat Red Raspberry Muffin, which comes in at 340 calories, 6 grams of fat and 37 grams of sugar. Or if you’re craving a scone, opt for a Petite Vanilla Bean Scone which only costs 140 calories, 5 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.