Disclaimer: I received products from Western Bagel for review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own!
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe that this is the last week in April. This month certainly went by quickly! Today I want to discuss food, more specifically, carbs! Oh carbs, how I love thee 🙂 I’m a self proclaimed carb-a-holic and make no excuses for that, but we all know there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”. Too many carbs can equal weight gain. In addition, eating too many carbs before or during a run can have a negative impact on your running. Western Bagel to the rescue!
Traditional bagels can have A LOT of calories. Western Bagels not only have less calories than regular bagels, but they have more protein and fiber as well.
The Perfect 10 bagels were yummy! With 19g of protein, 10g of fiber and only 10 net carbs, it’s the ‘perfect’ bagel if you want to enjoy carbs, without ruining your waistline!
I really loved the alternative bagels. They have the same great taste and texture as traditional bagels, but each bagel only has 120 calories, 7 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. I made a few post-run breakfast sandwiches using the alternative bagels!
The mini bagelettes were perfect as pre-run fuel. I usually cannot eat too much food before a run, so the small size was just what I needed. I toasted the bagel, but ate in plain as I have a sensitive stomach, but it would taste great with butter and jam. I ended up eating another half of a bagelette during the run as well (instead of using a gel).
With Western Bagel, I’ve found a way to enjoy bagels guilt-free. I had a great experience using their bagels for running – pre-run, during and post-run. I’m also looking forward to trying out additional recipes with these bagels, especially some of the recipes on Pinterest.
If you’re interested in trying Western Bagels and want to know if they are sold near you, check out their store locator. You can also purchase the bagels online via their website.
How do you use carbs for running?