McDonald's Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
The bagels in McDonald's three new Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches -- like just about any bagels -- are low in fat. It's the toppings that turn them into potentially lethal weapons.
The Ham, Egg, and Cheese Bagel piles shaved ham, egg, and a couple of slices of American cheese on a buttered bagel with "breakfast sauce" (souped-up mayonnaise). Half a day's saturated fat (nine grams) and sodium (1,530 mg) and a button-popping 550 calories.
The Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagel is about as bad, but it's the Spanish Omelet Bagel that'll have your heart begging for mercy -- 690 calories, 39 grams of fat (14 of them saturated), 280 mg of cholesterol, and 1,560 mg of sodium.
If you want to have breakfast under the Golden Arches, try the cereal with 1-percent milk, a bagel or English muffin with jam, an order of hotcakes with syrup, or a low-fat apple-bran muffin.
Note: The Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches aren't available in every McDonald's. They were being test-marketed in 6,000 of the company's 12,500 outlets at the time of this write-up.