With summer vacay coming to an end and kids going back to school, life starts to pick back up this time of year. Enjoying a healthy breakfast—or any breakfast at all—tends to fall by the wayside when schedules get jam-packed. But eating a healthy breakfast on a hectic day just got a whole lot easier, thanks to Dunkin's new line of Burrito Bowls.
The same day that the chain brought back all of their fall items for the season (side note: we need an Apple Cider Munchkin ASAP), they also debuted two new breakfast bowls for those looking to eat healthy on the go. The Chorizo Bowl comes with eggs, diced chorizo, Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, brown rice, red bell peppers, poblano peppers, red quinoa and smoky tomato sauce. The Fire-Roasted Veggie Bowl is a vegetarian option loaded with eggs, cauliflower, brown rice, Monterey Jack cheese, pepper jack cheese and mix of fire-roasted veggies including onions, peppers, corn and black beans with chipotle sauce.
We must say, we're pretty impressed with the ingredients in these new Dunkin' products, and the nutrition is also pretty solid for a fast-food breakfast! Below, you'll find the nutrition facts for both bowls:
Chorizo Burrito Bowl
Calories: 370, Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 260mg, Sodium: 850mg, Total Carbs: 19g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Sugars: 3g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 20% DV, Vitamin C: 45% DV, Calcium: 20% DV, Iron: 10% DV
Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl
Calories: 250, Total Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 200mg, Sodium: 650mg, Total Carbs 18g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Sugars: 4g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 20% DV, Vitamin C: 50% DV, Calcium: 15% DV, Iron: 10% DV
"These bowls are a nice protein-rich breakfast option at Dunkin'," Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor at EatingWell, says. You'll even get some whole grains from the brown rice. The one downside I see is that they are pretty high in sodium—especially the Chorizo Bowl—so if you're watching your salt intake I wouldn't make these an every day order."
Those of us lucky enough to live close to a Dunkin' now have no excuse to skip breakfast when we're in a hurry—especially when there's a drive-thru option that's this nutritious! We also sell our own healthy frozen breakfast bowls—a Breakfast Burrito Bowl and Breakfast Sausage Scramble. Pick one up on your next grocery run for a delicious way to start the day in minutes.