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Happy National Donut Day!

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Nov 05, 2015
Happy National Donut Day!

Since today is National Donut Day, here are a few calories saving food swaps for the day, so you can chomp on that donut later.

Breakfast: Swap eggs (156 calories for 2 eggs) for egg whites (65 calories per half cup) with a slice of Ezekiel bread (80 calories per slice)

  • Calories Saved: 11 per serving

Mid-Morning Snack: Instead of going for that bag of Lay’s chips (160 calories), have a cup of nutritious raspberries (65 calories).

  • Calories Saved: 95

Lunch: Swap out that Footlong Subway Club (620 calories) and opt instead for a salad with veggies, chicken, avocado, quinoa, and a light dressing on the side (about 450 calories)

  • Calories saved: 170

Afternoon Snack: Replace out a Snickers bar (215 calories) for some crunchy veggies and hummus (80 calories)

  • Calories saved: 135

Dinner: Instead of a large bowl of pasta (550 calories for 2 cups, sauce, and parmesan cheese), instead cook yourself chicken breast, brown rice, and grilled zucchini (125 calories for 4 ounces, 1 cup brown rice 216 calories, 21 calories per cup of zucchini).

  • Calories saved: 242

Total Calories Consumed (without a Dunkin Donut): 1,102

Indulgence: Dunkin Donut’s Chocolate Frosted Donut with Sprinkles: 290

Total Calories with Donut: 1,392

Now that you have saved yourself 653 calories, you can go enjoy a donut to celebrate National Donut Day, just like Rita Ora!