You probably didn't think we'd be one to celebrate something like National Doughnut Day (yes, it's a real thing!), but we are! National Doughnut Day actually began as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in 1938 and is held annually on the first Friday in June in honor of female volunteers who served — you guessed it — doughnuts to World War I soldiers.

These days the holiday is celebrated with free doughnuts being given away at a number of shops across the country, including local mom-and-pop shops, Dunkin Donuts (when you purchase a beverage) and Krispy Kreme.

Sure, doughnuts are a splurge, but if you know what to order, you can save yourself some calories without missing any of the National-Doughnut-Day-celebration fun.  Be sure to check out the lowest-calorie doughnut options at popular doughnut places across the country here.

Happy National Doughnut Day!

Jennipher WaltersJennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.

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