A Bagel and Cream Cheese a Day

@celticeagle (130823)
Boise, Idaho
May 13, 2022 3:45pm CST
Over the last couple of weeks, I seem to have acquired a real liking for bagels and cream cheese for I have had one each day for my breakfast. When you figure that a medium-sized plain bagel has about 275 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 11 grams of protein that isn't too bad. Add to that the cream cheese I slather on each half I come away with about 100 calories, 29.3 grams of fat, 0 fiber, and 2 grams of protein. So, all together I am getting about 13 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fiber, and all in about 375 calories. Plus I am getting a bit of sodium with these too. I have to go back to the bowl of Spoon-Sized Shredded Wheat I was having. A bowl of these is about 170 calories with 2.5 grams of fat, 13.7 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber. That isn't even adding in the milk. Ouch! Yeah, tomorrow it's shredded wheat for me.
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@BarBaraPrz (36613)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 May
Modern-day bagels are nothing like the ones my uncles would bring from some deli in Toronto when I was a kid... they were solid and took some chewing. I just drank a 540 mL/19 fl.oz. can of tomato juice... really hit the spot.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
Nothing is as good nowadays as it was when we were young. I have some more V-8 juice I should drink.
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@BarBaraPrz (36613)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 May
@celticeagle Doh! I coulda had a V-8! (But I didn't have any in my fridge nor cupboard.)
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
@BarBaraPrz ........But, you could enjoy the opportunity to use that phrase though. Cute!
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@LindaOHio (91367)
• United States
14 May
I love the really good bagels from a Jewish deli or bakery. I used to eat Shredded Wheat when I was a kid. I haven't had cereal in decades.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
15 May
I would love to be able to afford to have eggs and omelets and big breakfasts but can only afford cereal or something like it.
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@LindaOHio (91367)
• United States
16 May
@celticeagle I'm sorry to hear that.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
16 May
@LindaOHio .....Sure is pathetic. But I rise above it.
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@kobesbuddy (148365)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 May
I love a bagel with cream cheese or shredded wheat, two of my favorite foods!
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
Same here. I need something with more fiber though than what the bagel seemed to have.
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@kobesbuddy (148365)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
@celticeagle They make whole wheat/five grain bagels, I've seen them at the store.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
@kobesbuddy.........I have seen them too. I usually get the onion ones. I love whole wheat but the kids don't.
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@toniganzon (69075)
• Philippines
14 May
Wow I'm impressed how you know the exact calories and fats that are into them. I just never counted how much goes into my body. I lost 3kg from 56kkg down to 53kg in two weeks. And that's for skipping rice every dinner and just eating salad along with other food. But I eat a lot of food. Especially during lunch time.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
I looked them all up. I think it is okay to eat more during the time of day when we are most active. We can work it off.
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