12 Of The Best Menu Items From Dunkin’ Donuts

Are you a regular Dunkin’ Donuts customer wanting to try something new? Or are you new to New England and trying the franchise for the first time? As someone who visits Dunkin’ Donuts almost every day, I have tried so many different items on their menu. Why do you think I keep on coming back? The franchise has such a large variety of drinks, sandwiches, donuts, and other goods, and all of this keeps me running. Here are some of the best items to try from Dunkies!

1. Caramel Swirl Iced Coffee

THIS. This is what I look forward to when I have to wake up early in the morning.

2. Frozen Caramel Coffee Coolatta

On extremely hot days, not even an iced caramel swirl could cool me down. Here is the real solution.

3. Cold Brew

Looking for a cold and bold flavor? Look no further than cold brew. However, you should be advised that Dunkin’ Donuts will only have so many batches of cold brew available per day. Make sure you come early in the day for this!

4. Boston Kreme Donut

Chocolate frosting on the top and creme inside. Excuse me while I go to heaven.

5. Sausage, Egg and Cheese Sandwich on an Everything Bagel

The best breakfast sandwich available from Dunkin’ Donuts. Simply order a sausage, egg, and cheese and ask for it on an everything bagel and you will not be disappointed.

6. Strawberry Coolatta

Not a fan of coffee flavor? Have no fear! Coolattas also come in other flavors.

7. Glazed Stick

The glaze just does it all on this one.

8. Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate from Dunkin’ Donuts is so perfect for a chilly night out.

9. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

For a rather healthier option, the strawberry banana smoothie is a delicious option.

10. Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

The texas toast has to be the best part, right?

11. Snack N’ Go Wraps

For a lighter portion of your favorite sandwich, a snack n’ go wrap is the answer.

12. Frozen Hot Chocolate

Do you love hot chocolate no matter how hot it is outside? Here is a smart choice.

Thank you Dunkin’ Donuts for getting me running and keeping me going!

I would be lost without Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Not just that, but everything about Dunkin’ just makes me happy. There’s just something about the coffee and donut combo that instantly brightens up any day. Since I drink coffee more than, say, the “average person,” I would say that I’m somewhat of an expert on this topic, particularly Dunkin’. I actually don’t remember the last time that I went more than like five days without it. Needless to say, I have some favorites at America’s (and my) favorite coffee shop. Here are a list of the best drinks at Dunkin’ Donuts, ranked.

8. Blueberry Iced Coffee

A super unique flavor that makes for a delicious cup of joe! The flavor is rich and sweet without overpowering the flavor of the coffee. It tastes exactly like you are eating a blueberry muffin and is the perfect morning pick-me-up. Because the blueberry flavor is a flavor shot, it has no added sugar.

7. Coconut Iced Coffee

This flavor is DELICIOUS (and totally underrated). There’s just something about the light and summery flavor of coconut that I love. Also, this flavor comes from a flavor shot so it’s sugar-free and a lot healthier for you than iced coffee with other sugary flavorings in it is. Two thumbs up from me!

6. Bottled Iced Coffee (Espresso)

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This drink is perfect for those mornings when you’re in a major rush and want Dunkin’, but don’t have time to stop. Although it comes in a variety of flavors, I find that the espresso one is the best for me as it gives me the amount of caffeine that I need to get through my day and it is super yummy, too.

5. Iced Tea

Although I am a die-hard coffee gal, a friend of mine got me hooked on DD’s iced tea. I think it’s their lemon to tea ratio that really has me loving it. Plus, I love that I can sweeten the tea myself so I know that I’m getting exactly what I want.

4. Regular Coffee

There’s nothing better than a plain old cup of joe, and if that’s what you’re on the hunt for, look no further. Dunkin’ knows what they’re doing when it comes to hot coffee. Even with no sugar or creamer added in their coffee is delicious and sweet. It has a nutty flavor that makes my taste buds crave on the daily. The coffee is never watery either, which is obviously a huge plus.

3. Hazelnut Iced Coffee

As a self-proclaimed Nutella addict, you can (and should) trust my advice when I tell you that this stuff is so good. Although extremely underrated, Dunkin’s hazelnut flavor shot is not one to underestimate. The flavor is so powerful, smooth, and creamy. It literally tastes like you’re drinking Nutella in your coffee. I mean, what more could you really ask for?

2. Caramel Iced Coffee

Caramel iced coffee has been a favorite of many, myself included, since the beginning of time. I feel like I can always judge how good a coffee shop is by how good their caramel iced coffee is. Dunkin’s smooth, rich coffee in combination with the decadent, perfectly sweet caramel makes it some of the best around.

#SpoonTip: If you want the same caramel flavor, but don’t want the added sugar that comes along with Dunkin’s “flavor swirls,” try a sugar-free “flavor shot.” Check out these other healthy Dunkin’ Donuts options for more swaps you can make.

1. Hot Caramel Macchiato

A fellow Spoon writer told me that this drink was bomb, and he was so right. The smooth coffee mixed with the steamed milk and caramel flavoring is unbelievably good and is truly something that you must taste for yourself.

Although everything at Dunkin’ is simply delicious, these are the best of the best. And I mean, really, is there anything better than a good cup of joe? I think not.

10 Dunkin’ Donuts Secret Menu Drinks You Seriously Need To Try

I’ve never been one who needs an excuse to grab a coffee. In my mind, the day doesn’t even truly begin until I’ve had my first sip of the stuff. Dunkin’ Donuts is one of my go-to spots when it comes to getting a tasty caffeine boost, and I thought I knew all there was to know about the coffee chain. It turns out, though, that there is a whole world of secret drinks that you’ll definitely want to try once you learn what they are. Read on to learn about 10 Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu drinks you will definitely want to try.

Fair warning, you may want to immediately run to Dunkin’ Donuts after reading this to get your hands on one of these secret-menu sips. Seriously, you won’t believe what kind of options are available. From candy bar-inspired drinks to endless flavors of Coolattas, you’re sure to find exactly the drink you’ve been craving.

You might recognize a few of these drinks (like the Almond Joy Iced Coffee) since of some of them were officially on the menu at one point in time, but even though they’re no longer on the current menu, you can still enjoy them if you ask for it.

1. Almond Joy Iced Coffee

This drink was on the Dunkin’ Donuts summer menu in 2016. To order an Almond Joy Iced Coffee today, all you need to ask for is a Mocha Iced Coffee with an added shot of Toasted Almond, according to Rather Be Shopping. There is another Almond Joy Iced Coffee recipe on Twitter that is similar, but it adds one pump of coconut to the coffee. I’m sure whichever combination you choose, you’re sure to find that your drink is filled with Almond Joy goodness.

2. Nutella Surprise

If mimicking the flavor of your favorite chocolate condiment is all you want in a coffee drink, then you should definitely get a Nutella Surprise. To order this creation, ask for a Mocha Iced Coffee with two shots of added hazelnut. Spoon University reported that the end result boasts a surprisingly chocolate flavor.

Delish also reported that you can make any drink a Nutella Surprise when you add two pumps of mocha and one pump of hazelnut to your drink of choice. That sounds like the most delicious life hack ever.

3. Snickers Coffee

This recipe comes recommended as an iced beverage, but it can be easily added to any cold or hot drink. To create the Snickers Coffee, order a Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffe, and ask for one hazelnut swirl and one salted caramel swirl. According to Rather Be Shopping, it’s the perfect recipe for a drinkable version of your favorite candy bar (which is something I never knew I needed until now).

4. Coco Berry Coffee


If you can’t decide what kind of flavor profile you’re craving, then go for the Coco Berry Coffee. It consists of coffee and almond milk plus equal shots of coconut and blueberry, according to Spoon University. For all you berry lovers, make sure you order an extra shot of blueberry for its flavor to really shine through. This seriously sounds like the best sip for spring and summer.

5. Fruit Roll-Up Coolatta

Perfect for a Throwback Thursday (or any day, really) the Fruit Roll-Up Coolatta is a simple order that adds shots of peach and blueberry syrup to a Strawberry Coolatta. So, if you’ve hit your coffee quota for the day, you can cool off with this lunchbox treat-inspired Coolatta, per Spoon University.

6. Captain Crunch Coolatta

Amped up Coolattas are like the hallmark of the Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu. This cereal-inspired version is a Strawberry Coolatta with shots of blueberry, raspberry, and cream. The reported final flavor of the Captain Crunch Coolatta from Spoon University is one that resembles your childhood Saturday morning meal without being too overpowering.

7. Birthday Cake Coolatta

This sip is the perfect dupe for Starbucks’ Birthday Cake Frappuccino, and you’ll be glad you know the recipe when you have that cake craving with only a Dunkin’ in sight. To order the Birthday Cake Coolatta, get a Vanilla Bean Coolatta with an added pump of hazelnut, according to Delish.

8. Raspberry Hot Chocolate


Not only is this next secret menu item perfect for when you want to warm up, but it’s also so easy to order. All you need to do to order a Raspberry Hot Chocolate, per Spoon University, is to simply order a hot chocolate and ask for added pumps of raspberry. If you love a fruity flavor, double up on the raspberry shots.

9. Eggnog Latte

Even though it’s inching closer to spring, you might find yourself craving a flavor of the holiday, and thanks to this recipe from Delish, you can get yourself an Eggnog Latte at Dunkin’ Donuts any time of the year. To inject some festive cheer into your morning sip, order a vanilla chai with three added pumps of caramel. The best part is that you can order it hot or iced, so you can keep the spirit of season in your cup all year long.

10. Tropical Beach Coolatta

Since the Coolatta is clearly the unsung hero of the Dunkin’ menu, I’ll leave you with one more twist on the classic. According to Spoon University, you can get a Tropical Beach Coolatta when you order a Minute Maid Coolatta with shots of peach and coconut. Who knew it was so simple to get summer in a glass?!

Now that you’ve expanded your Dunkin’ Donuts ordering options, you might have a tough decision to make next time you get to the ordering window. If you want more choices, you can always check out the new Girl Scout cookie-flavored coffees that recently debuted at Dunkin’ Donuts.

It’s your choice whether you go for a secret menu sip or the latest cookie-flavored coffees — and it’s more than OK if you want to try them all.


Fast Food Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Wake-Up Wraps

Posted June 5th, 2009 | 4:00am by John

Ryan’s prediction in the comments section of ‘Food News: Dunkin’ Donuts Wake Up Wraps’ proved correct. These wraps are quite small. I was close to asking the cashier if she was joking when she handed it to me, but then I remembered I only paid $1.29 (with bacon) for the thing. My expectations weren’t too high, but I was still a bit excited because I’ve been searching for a new staple sandwich at Dunkin’ Donuts other than a sausage egg and cheese on a croissant. I’m getting tired of it. I need something else!

Let me say, I’m really glad I got the wrap at two locations. The first time I bought the wrap, it looked good. The second time (where these pictures are from)… not so much. They tasted just as good, but they just didn’t look so visually appealing. I think it boiled down to how they toasted the wraps. The first location used this cover that looked like a blanket and they put it over the wrap. They then placed it in the toaster. The result was a nice light toasting. The tortilla was still flexible, and had a light buttery flavor. The second location… I noticed no blanket, and it appeared that the wrap became crispier and wasn’t so easy to control. That buttery note was missing as well.

Overall, the ingredients were what you would expect. In the egg and cheese wrap (99 cents), the most dominant flavor was the cheese. There seemed to be more of it, and it was even more gooey which I like. When I got it with bacon ($1.29), the cheese tended to loose it’s gooey-ness, and the bacon flavor takes over. That’s not to say the bacon overpowered the other ingredients, it was just the most noticeable. The egg was your standard egg from a Dunkin Donuts sandwich. Nothing special.

The problem with the wrap is that it just isn’t filling. When I made the first purchase, I only bought one. After finishing it, my stomach needed more. It’s really just a tease. So on my second trip, I purchased two wraps and an iced coffee. (By the way, for those of you who dislike that sugar at the bottom of your Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee, ask the cashier if they have ‘liquid sugar’. Most locations that I have been to carry it. You can now avoid sucking up grains of sugar!) I think two wraps was a perfect breakfast. I don’t want to over eat in the morning, so two of these wraps provided just enough. I still walked away paying less than if I had purchased a sausage, egg, and cheese with an iced coffee. However, I feel like the egg and cheese wrap could have cost less, and perhaps they could have charged 99 cents for the wrap with bacon. I know, it’s not that much, but it’s still a difference!

Will this be my new staple breakfast sandwich? Unfortunately, no. The price was OK and the ingredients weren’t awful, but it just couldn’t beat my staple sandwich. Perhaps their next item will be able to top the sausage sandwich. I definitely suggest you try it at least once. It won’t break your bank, so give it a try!

Pros: Cheap. When wrap is toasted properly, gives a nice flavor. Easy to eat on the go.

Cons: When the wrap is not toasted properly, you’re getting tortilla crumbs everywhere. Not filling.

Taste: 8.00/10
Value: 8.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $0.99 for Egg/Cheese, $1.29 for Bacon/Egg/Cheese

Overall GrubGrade: 7.25/10

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Dunkin’ Donuts has long been a leading quick breakfast stop, and became the juggernaut it is today by selling breakfast staples coffee and doughnuts. But folks want more than doughnuts for breakfast, and in recent years the chain has rolled out a whole slew of breakfast sandwiches.

Today, there are 26 different breakfast sandwiches on the Dunkin’ Donuts menu, running the gamut from downright healthy to totally gut-busting. The unhealthiest breakfast sandwich Dunkin’ Donuts offers is their sausage, egg, and cheese on a croissant, with a whopping 650 calories, but if you’re looking to eat healthy there are thankfully plenty of options that clock in at less than 300 calories. Here are the five healthiest Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast sandwiches, ranked according to calorie count.

#5 Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on English Muffin
Calories: 290
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 700 milligrams

#4 Egg White Turkey Sausage Flatbread
Calories: 280
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 770 milligrams

#3 Egg White Veggie Flatbread
Calories: 280
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 690 milligrams

#2 Ham, Egg, and Cheese on English Muffin
Calories: 280
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 770 milligrams

#1 Egg and Cheese on English Muffin
Calories: 240
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 490 milligrams

Nothing beats waking up in the morning and grabbing a cup of joe along with a sugary strawberry frosted donut or a basic glazed one. However, sometimes you need to channel your inner #healthkween. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop your early morning Dunkin Donuts runs. Instead you can indulge in some of these healthy Dunkin Donut’s breakfast options that are full of nutrients and still tasty.

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is always the best way to start your day. The one at Dunkin Donuts is multigrain, topped with dried food and a little bit of brown sugar to add flavor. The entire cup only has 310 calories making it super healthy.

2. Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin

Put down the blueberry cake donut and pick up a reduced fat blueberry muffin instead. This has 25% less fat than a regular blueberry muffin and tastes as good as the real thing. It has 410 calories and once you have had a bite of this sugary goodie you will be hooked.

3. Multigrain and Whole Wheat Bagel

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Name a better breakfast duo than a bagel and cream cheese — I’ll wait.. So naturally, there has to be a healthy alternative to this Dunkin mainstay. The multigrain bagel has 350 calories while the whole wheat one has 320 calories. They both come perfectly toasted and you can even smear them with some reduced fat cream cheese.

4. Veggie Egg White Flatbread

The veggie egg white flatbread is one of a kind indeed. It is made up of an egg white patty omelet, with diced red and green bell pepper, mushrooms, and green onions along with a slice of white cheddar. Can this get any better? Yes, as it also has only 300 calories.

5. Ham, Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin

The combination of a fluffy egg, melting cheese and ham on a crunchy english muffin is a real treat. With only 320 calories, the ham, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich is part of Dunkin Donuts smart eats.

6. Wake Up Wrap

The wake up wrap paired with a cappuccino will literally wake you up. You have a variety to choose from, including egg and cheese, ham, egg and cheese and turkey sausage, egg and cheese. Sounds like a dream? The wraps have 180 calories, 200 calories and 280 calories respectively.

7. Turkey Sausage on an English Muffin

The calories (500) in the turkey egg sausage on an english muffin might be higher than all the other healthy Dunkin Donuts breakfast options. But it’s worth it, especially since it’s all the best parts of Thanksgiving stuffed between an English muffin.

8. Chicken Apple Sausage on an English Muffin

The Chicken Apple Sausage on English Muffin is a fairly new edition to the Dunkin Donuts family. The sandwich is also healthy as it only has 400 calories. The culmination of the sweetness of the chicken apple sausage and saltiness of the cheese is just right.

9. Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin

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Egg and Cheese on an English muffin is basic. But this that makes it truly divine. This breakfast item has 300 calories and with it you can never go wrong. It also has 25% reduced saturated fat, fat, sugar & sodium compared to other Dunkin Donuts products that are similar in both style and taste.

So, the next time you are in a hurry to class but have to make a coffee run to Dunkin Donuts may be skip the donut? And try some of these healthy Dunkin Donuts breakfast options instead. They are nutritious, filling and satiating. I promise.

The Healthiest Ways to Order at Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts may be the first place you think of for a quick breakfast and coffee. And, yes, the menu is definitely loaded with donuts and sugary coffee drinks. But this place probably doesn’t top your list when you’re looking for healthy options — however, you’ll be happy to know Dunkin’ has an ever-expanding menu that offers healthier options as well.

These eight healthy items at Dunkin’ Donuts include breakfast and lunch choices that come in at less than 400 calories, some with at least 12 grams of protein and low-sugar coffee drinks with less than 100 calories. Don’t worry, we’ve even included the best donut option on the menu.

Why it made the cut: Ironically, the donut on the menu that’s lowest in sugar has sugar in its name. A sugared raised donut has 230 calories, 4 grams of sugar and 14 grams of fat — whereas most other donuts on the menu average close to 400 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 25 grams of fat.

RD tip: Even a lower-sugar donut like the sugared raised donut doesn’t make the cut as a balanced breakfast, but it’ll cover your sugar cravings with much less damage than other menu options. If you can’t pass up a donut, order this one and pair it with a small skim latte for a source of protein in your grab-and-go breakfast.

Why it made the cut: This breakfast sandwich has just over 300 calories, yet packs 15 grams of filling protein. Opting for a veggie egg-white sandwich over a sausage, egg and cheese one saves you nearly 250 calories and 7 grams of saturated fat.

RD tip: Asking for your egg sandwich on an English muffin instead of a bagel or croissant saves you about 150 calories. You can switch out the bread on any sandwich, so swap to a portion-controlled English muffin. These only have about 120 calories, as opposed to bagels and croissants, which can provide upwards of 300 calories and are usually much larger.

Why it made the cut: This wrap provides 13 grams of satiating protein for less than 250 calories, which is a perfect small-portioned breakfast. Ordering turkey sausage instead of regular sausage cuts 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat, while keeping the protein that fills you up and the savory sausage flavor.

RD tip: Dunkin’ Donuts Wake Up Wraps keep portion size in check with a smaller tortilla-style wrap, but they still offer plenty of protein from egg, meat and cheese. A turkey sausage, egg and cheese sandwich on a multigrain flatbread is about double the portion size of a Wake Up Wrap, clocking in at 480 calories and 28 grams of fat. Stick to the Wake Up Wraps for scaled-back portions that still keep you satisfied.

Why it made the cut: Bagels and cream cheese aren’t always known for being the most balanced breakfast, but pairing a whole-wheat bagel with reduced-fat cream cheese has an impressive 15 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber for less than 400 calories.

RD tip: Ask for cream cheese on the side so you can control how much you add. A serving of plain cream cheese adds 120 calories, 12 grams of fat and 8 grams of saturated fat — without much in the way of protein or vitamins and minerals. Asking for reduced-fat cream cheese on the side and only using half cuts it down to just 45 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of saturated fat, leaving room for some smoked salmon or an egg.

Why it made the cut: This simple sandwich provides 22 grams of protein for less than 400 calories and just 12 grams of fat.

RD tip: Most of Dunkin’ Donuts sandwich options are really high in calories, thanks to the addition of extra cheese, bacon, mayo-based sauces and fried chicken, so stick to ham and cheddar to keep things on the lighter side. To cut back the sodium, switch the ciabatta for an English muffin and sub the ham for an egg.

Why it made the cut: Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Macchiato layers milk and espresso over ice, with no added sugar. Ordering it with skim milk cuts the drink down to just 50 calories and zero grams of fat, with 4 grams of protein and just 8 grams of naturally occuring sugars from the milk.

RD tip: Ordering unflavored coffee drinks (like black coffee, plain lattes and plain macchiatos) is always your safest bet for cutting back on added sugar. The coffee provides a dose of antioxidants and the milk provides some protein and calcium. Once you add in flavored syrups, blended drink options, whipped cream and more, coffee drinks can turn into sugar bombs with hundreds of calories. Less is more when it comes to coffee.

Why it made the cut: This creamy iced coffee has caramel flavor, but clocks in at just 50 calories and 2 grams of sugar for a medium size. A splash of whole milk adds creaminess that skim milk lacks and only adds 1.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of natural sugar.

RD tip: Dunkin’ Donuts flavor shots give you the flavored coffee you crave without all the sugar, so they’re great for satisfying cravings in a healthier way. A caramel flavor shot has just 10 calories and zero grams of sugar, compared to a caramel flavor swirl, which has 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar. Swap flavor swirls for flavor shots and get all the flavor with a fraction of the sugar and calories!

Why it made the cut: If you’re craving a frothy, creamy, nutty coffee drink, you can’t beat one that clocks in at just 80 calories and 10 grams of sugar with plenty of hazelnut flavor. Sticking to skim milk keeps the fat to zero grams, but provides 6 grams of protein, making this drink a great supplement to breakfast for an extra protein boost.

RD tip: Stick to a small when ordering lattes. The calories can add up quickly if you order a 16-ounce latte that has almost two cups of milk. And since lattes are mostly milk, it’s also a great place to swap skim milk to keep calories in check. The flavor shot is great here, too bringing cozy hazelnut flavor for just 10 calories. Ordering a small nonfat latte with a flavor shot rather than a flavor swirl is the perfect formula for a lightened up drink.


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Healthy Breakfasts Nutritionists Order at Dunkin Donuts

You might be sweet on Munchkins, but sugar-coated, carb-heavy donut holes won’t give your system the nutrients it needs first thing in the morning. If prepping breakfast at home really is out of the question, there are healthy options you can grab from Dunkin’ Donuts on the go — and we tracked down the ones good enough for even a nutritionist to eat. Here’s what the professionals order when they run to the breakfast giant:

Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

“At 310 calories, this is a great breakfast option that boasts 23 grams of high-quality protein all wrapped up in a whole-grain flatbread that’s easy to eat on the go! You even get three grams of fiber out of the deal that will help keep you full. This is a solid morning option since getting 30 grams of protein at breakfast helps boost metabolism and give you all-day energy.” — Emily Dudensing, RDN, LD

Egg and Cheese on English Muffin

“I suggest ordering the egg and cheese on an English muffin because it’s low-calorie and has fewer grams of fat than most of the other sandwiches offered. Opting for the English muffin instead of the bagel is an easy way to reduce total calories without sacrificing flavor, making it an easy modification if you’re trying to eat healthier.” — Jim White, ACSM Health Fitness Instructor, Registered Dietitian and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

Unsweetened or Half-Sweet Iced Tea

“If you need a caffeine fix but aren’t feeling like coffee, opt for a refreshing iced tea to cool you off. A medium unsweetened tea is only 5 calories and 0 grams of sugar. If you’re not ready to give up your sweet tea, which will cost you 230 calories and 58 grams of sugar for a medium, try a half-sweetened, half-unsweetened tea to trim back on calories and sugar,” — Emily Dudensing, RDN, LD

Egg White Flatbread

“If Dunkin Donuts was my only option, I would grab a couple of the egg white flatbreads. I try to get in 500-600 calories and 30 grams of protein at breakfast to start my day off right. My morning workouts leave me hungry and ready for some refueling calories. Within 60-90 minutes following a workout, a good combination of protein and carbohydrates maximizes muscle synthesis and decreases muscle soreness.” — Angela Lemond, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

“Stick to the flatbread sandwiches! My pick is the Egg White Flatbread because it’s high in satiety-boosting protein and lower in carby starches that can help prevent blood sugar spikes, which can leave you feeling drained and out of energy. Also, when compared to the egg and cheese on a bagel, it has about 1/2 the carbohydrates — 33 grams vs 67 grams per serving, and that’s a lot! Having too many carbs at once can contribute to excess calorie intake and can also cause blood sugar spikes that can leave us feeling tired and hungry. Pus, the egg white flatbread has veggies, something few people get in their morning meal. The peppers offer some vitamins A and C as well as carotenoids that contain beneficial properties for skin and immune-health.” — Isabel Smith MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition

“The Egg White Flatbread has vegetables mixed in with the egg whites, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and is served on multigrain flatbread, making this a healthy meal for anyone. It has 15 grams of protein, so it’s a quick and easy way to get 16% of the recommended daily intake. The bread also offers fiber, B vitamins and carbs to help fuel even your busiest days.” — Jim White, ACSM Health Fitness Instructor, Registered Dietitian and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

Small Latte with Skim Milk

“A skim latte is a better choice than a higher-calorie option like a Coolatta beverage, but still feels ‘fun.’ It can save hundreds of calories and packets worth of sugar. Instead of having the barista add syrups, sugar or flavoring add it yourself to save on calories. Keep it simple and stick to skim milk and a little real sugar — skip the artificial stuff.” — Isabel Smith MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition

Ham, Egg and Cheese on English Muffin

“I’m not a donut lover, but I NEED my breakfast. For most meals I aim for 25-30 grams protein, and breakfast is no exception! To hit that mark at Dunkin Donuts, I would choose the ham, egg and cheese on an English muffin, which would also fill me up. But if I were there with my daughters, I would also enjoy a small treat of 1-2 glazed Munchkins (70-140 calories, 1-2 grams of protein) with my protein-rich breakfast sandwich. After that meal of 470-540 calories and 28-29 grams of protein, I would be satisfied enough to skip my morning snack!” — Maria-Paula Carrillo, MS, RDN, LD

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Dunkin’ bows to low-carb, high-protein diet trend

Although it recently shortened its name and emphasized beverages, Dunkin’, formerly Dunkin’ Donuts, has historically been known for its carb-based, sweet baked goods. But with two new menu items, the brand continues to try to shake its reputation, while embracing the low-carb, protein-pack lifestyle popularized by diets like the Keto diet.

The newest menu item, Dunkin’ Bowls, are available in egg white and sausage varieties and available now in select locations nationwide for a limited time.

“After the success of our Power Breakfast Sandwich that launched earlier this year and has been extended due to popular demand, we found that our guests craved innovative, accessible, better-for-you menu choices. Our new Egg White Bowl is all that and much more with great taste, vegetables, lean protein, and no bread,” said Tony Weisman, Dunkin’ U.S. chief marketing officer in a release. “For guests looking for a heartier Dunkin’ Bowl choice, our Sausage Scramble Bowl is a great new option full of flavor and protein.”

The egg white bowl includes spinach, roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions and contains 14 grams of protein. The Sausage Scramble Bowl includes melted cheddar jack cheese, peppers, and onions, and has 21 grams of protein.

The Power Breakfast Sandwich, released in January, is a veggie and egg white sandwich with turkey sausage served on multigrain sandwich bread.

But Dunkin has not entirely abandoned customers with a sweet tooth: Other recent menu releases from the brand included the Shooting Star Donut, a doughnut with white icing and blue raspberry flavored popping candy clusters and a Peeps donut topped with the traditional marshmallow Easter treat.

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