While consuming a bagel with cream cheese is a quick and easy way to start your day, it is also extremely fattening. Filled with calories and unhealthy fats, traditional bagels and cream cheese are not your friend.
Whole grain bagels with reduced fat cream cheese is the way to go in terms of nutritional positives. Also, low fat cottage cheese or natural butter is a fine alternative if you are simply not a fan of cream cheese. Almond butter, peanut butter, and macadamia butter (raw nut butters) are also winning selections.