Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Adult Happy Meals

S and I have been enjoying the new McDonald's Go Active Happy Meals for Adults. I was very skeptical. Since I don't eat that much "junk" I figured why break tradition and go healthy at McDonald's of all places. I've tried them two times, and have been pleased each time.

Jane Brody of the NYT recently tried one of the new McDonald's salads,

For example, the other day I ordered a grilled chicken Caesar salad at McDonald's. A nicely seasoned, tender, skinless chicken breast came on a bed of crispy lettuce - iceberg and greens - and grape tomatoes with a sprinkling of grated cheese. On the side were packets of croutons and Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Dressing.

The calorie count for the salad without trimmings was 200 with 6 grams of fat. The croutons added 50 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. I used only a few dribbles of dressing - the entire packet would have added 190 calories and 18 grams of fat. Had I known ahead of time, I could have requested Newman's Own Low Fat Balsamic Dressing with only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat in the entire packet.
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This is personally my favorite choice, and I - like Jane - use the dressing
sparingly.

Plus - you get a "toy" - a pedometer. Last time I had to give my pedometer to Bones. He clips it to his belt and uses it for "Rescue Hero" play. Apparently it's some sort of communication device. He pops it open and talks into it. (He gets that from his Mom's side.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah? Who has the videos with bb guns as a child??? :-)

amy said...

How's your cholesterol these days, John??