Einstein Bagels power bagel – HOLY CRAP!

Here’s an example of why nutritional information is so important. For a while now, I’ve been having a power bagel with peanut butter from Einstein’s Bagels for breakfast. This seemed like a pretty good breakfast to me. The power bagel has a lot of protein in it. And if it has protein, then it has to be good for you, right?

Well, not exactly. Thanks to an Einstein’s Bagels nutritional information guide, (Warning: It’s a PDF file) I now find that the power bagel is not very good for weight loss at all. With peanut butter, it weighs in at 750 calories! HOLY CRAP!! Subtract the peanut butter, and it is still 560 calories. That’s one damned expensive bagel!

From now on, I’m switching to a whole wheat bagel with blueberry cream cheese. That’s 410 calories, which leaves me with enough calories for my cinnamon latte.

7 responses to “Einstein Bagels power bagel – HOLY CRAP!”

  1. The calories are high, yes, but the protein in the bagel is actually worth it. Bagels are high in caloric content either way so you might as well benefit from it and gain some energy! If you have more energy from your bagel, it may be likely that you will be productive in burning it off. Enjoy your power bagels!!

  2. It does have 8 g of fiber, which is far better than the measley 2grams of the other bagel choices.

    Also, even though it says “protein” bagel- it has just as many grams of protein as the others.

    If you like the taste, I would go for it!

  3. Thanks, Laurie! I’ve gotten kinda hooked on Einstein’s green chili bagel. Add in some light jalapeno cream cheese and a couple slices of tomato, and you’ve got one hell of a breakfast. Yum!

  4. I cut the power bagel in half and spread it over two days. It’s easy to eat on my way to work.

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