Let's say you have 300 calories to spend and you want something round with a hole in the middle made from flour.
Bagel, or doughnut?
My favorite bagel shop shut down about two decades ago. They just opened back up in November! I go once or twice a week. Nothing like a good, fresh bagel. It doesn't even need to be toasted.
Of course if you add cream cheese you're probably looking at a lot MORE calories, but also some healthy fat and some protein.
When people bring doughnuts to work, I have a relatively easy time avoiding them. Not my fave. But my colleague brought in some bagels the other day, and.... Yeah. I had to.
My vote: Bagel EVERY time.