National Doughnut Day calorie counters alternatives
With many people cashing in on free doughnut offers on National Doughnut Day, we're thinking what else we could be eating with those calories. According to Dunkin' Donuts' website, a plain glazed donut runs you 260 calories. Here are a few healthier options that are also 260 calories.
According to Dunkin' Donuts' website, an original glazed doughnut has 260 calories. Here are a few healthier alternatives.
Deliciously sweet blueberries make for a great snack. Filled with antioxidants, the little blue fruit has 85 calories a cup.
You may substitute a whopping 5 1/2 cups of whole strawberries just to match up to the 260 calories in one glazed doughnut.
For the same 260 calories of your glazed doughnut, you could instead opt for some delicious cherries. There are about 90 calories in a cup of pitted Bing cherries.
According to the USDA, medium sized raw apples (about 3 inches in diameter) with their skins weigh in at 95 calories.
For just 134 calories, you can enjoy the nooks and crannies of a tasty English muffin. Compare that to the 260 calories in a doughnut and you can actually have two muffins for pretty much the same caloric value. Nothing added, though!
According to the USDA, smooth style peanut butter will cost you 282 calories of your daily caloric allowance for 3 tablespoons. This healthy fat is a good alternative to the empty 260 calories provided by a doughnut.
The calories in just one glazed doughnut is equal to not one, but two cups of plain Cheerios with a half cup of skim milk poured on top. Plus, these whole grains have been shown to be a healthy option for your heart as well.