June 3rd is National Donut Day. Many chains are giving out free donuts, such as Dunkin’ Donuts when you buy any drink. It’s said that this day was created by the Salvation Army to honor the females during WW1 who served donuts to soldiers. However, like many other ‘national holidays’, today is probably just focused on eating (similar to how Memorial Day is an excuse to drink).
But I’m not complaining about the morale behind the holiday, I’m obviously going to put down donuts because of their nutritional value- or lack of it. First off, donuts are FRIED, not baked like many people believe. They are then coated in glaze, frosting, chocolate or filled with goopy calories.
However, all donuts were not created equal. Instead of blowing your healthy habits, you can instead order from Holey Donuts. These donuts are low fat and have far fewer calories than the normal fried fiends.
You can also save money by baking your own donuts, as told here at Health.com. These could be an activity to make with family, friends or that special someone, and it’s also really fun to decorate them yourself.
So go on, celebrate this ‘holiday,’ but do it the healthy way!