Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  134
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  15 mg
  • Sodium  219 mg
  • Potassium  162 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For variety try different types of bagels and flavored cream cheese.
  • Some brands of lemon pepper contain salt. Check the ingredients and select a brand without salt.

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Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
hjamison says:

If you're smart, you'll use neufchatel cheese. It has 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese. And you won't sacrifice any flavor. It's delicious.

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:47 PM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
davita432 says:

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Jun. 13, 2017, 5:50 PM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel

Which brand would you recommend for bagels!? I cannot find any with a decent amount of sodium in them that would allow me to eat one for breakfast! Dietitian comment: You could opt for the mini-sized bagel to keep sodium lower or you could substitute toasted bread for the bagel.

Jul. 05, 2015, 10:19 PM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
TiaEmi8 says:

Great quicky! I used a mini bagel and 1 ounce of cream cheese. Thanks

Mar. 30, 2015, 8:27 AM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
crinkster says:

I'm one of those odd ducks who needs to push potassium to keep my levels maintained. I love all these ingredients separately. Together they are fab. Try jalepeno cream cheese. Yum!

Mar. 25, 2015, 12:34 PM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel

Love bagels with tomato, cream cheese and a hint of onion. Thinking about making this a staple of my dialysis diet, i.e. DD.

Sep. 13, 2013, 9:43 AM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel

To further reduce potassium, use a couple 1/8 inch slices of tomato, or one 1/4 inch slice. Still tastes good.

Sep. 12, 2013, 6:54 AM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel

Plain bagel? Some are more in sodium than others. Great breakfast includes coffee ! Dietitian comment:Plain bagels are sometimes higher in sodium than flavored so it's best to check the label and compare brands and options. Watch out for the supersized bagels[INVALID]almost 700 mg sodium in one bagel!

Jul. 02, 2013, 9:49 AM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
TEXAN62 says:

I think Basil would be good also,a Basil leaf, & tomato, & onion.gonna have to try it.

Jul. 18, 2012, 5:45 AM
Great Way to Start Your Day Bagel
cjung says:

I was told tomatoes are the worst thing u can eat with kidney failure??? Moderator: True tomatoes and tomato products are high in potassium. Small amounts of tomato can easily be worked into kidney-friendly recipes. It's the total amount per serving that matters. The 1/4 inch tomato slice in this recipe contains 45 mg potassium.

Jun. 26, 2011, 8:55 PM

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