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Happy Meals

We try our best to keep from eating fast food. However, we have rare nights where we need to feed the kids fast due to our schedule. This week was a hectic week. I knew that McD's had switched to apple dippers in every HM, but I thought it was french fries on request, apples were automatic. Well, what is up with giving kids fries and apple dippers? How does that make it healthier? What makes it worse? Welll, I attempted to get Isaiah just apples, and we ended up with two small bags of fries. Holy Cow! Really! Do you think I want to give my kid two small bags of fries? :shock:

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Well, McD's is my favorite restaurant. Thankfully, there isn't one near us (the closest is 20 minutes away), but I do get Miles a happy meal if we're in the area - he shares my love for mcd's! Wink

Here, they do give both the apples and fries with happy meals. However, the fries are SO SMALL - literally 10 fries fit in those mini boxes. And the apples... there's like 4 apple slices, and they stopped giving the caramel with them. I think the Mighty Kids Meal comes w/a regular small sized french fries.

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We love happy meals! Smile I took Deacon there Sunday just because they are giving giving out hot wheels now, lol. It totally backfired on me because I shared the chicken nuggets with him and had a gallbladder attack that sent me to the ER. So - lesson learned, Happy Meals aren't that good for you Blum 3

Anyhow, we have been fortunate lately because Deacon won't eat the fries at all...so at least he gets less of the junk food part.

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I did not know McD switched to that. Aiden has had fast food, just never McDonald's. It's actually cheaper (and healthier) for us to both eat at McAlister's if we're out in town during the week and need lunch.

Did y'all see this? http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57367638-10391704/british-teen-stacey-irvine-hospitalized-after-eating-nothing-but-chicken-nuggets-for-15-years/

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I never eat at McDonalds. I'm not a fan of hamburgers or french fries so by default my kids have never had it either. But the comercials around here say they serve apples and fries in the kids meals.

I take that back, I have had and enjoyed their breakfast. Egg Mcmuffin, Mmmmm! Usually when I want one, I make it myself because I cannot get out the door to make it there in time.

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Jackie- I was expecting that link to be either the Happy Meal that sat out for 2 years and looks exactly the same, or the pink foam showing how McD's makes their nuggets. That was a new one for me. I cannot imagain eating nuggest and nothing else for your whole life! ew!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Here, they do give both the apples and fries with happy meals. However, the fries are SO SMALL - literally 10 fries fit in those mini boxes. And the apples... there's like 4 apple slices, and they stopped giving the caramel with them. I think the Mighty Kids Meal comes w/a regular small sized french fries.

This is what ours are like. And before Jake gets his fries, I take half of them out, so, he gets only a few. He will get a happy meal every once in awhile. He loves the chicken nuggets, but I am so grossed out by them after seeing the pink "meat" picture that was going around fb for awhile. I try to get him to order the cheeseburger with no meat like me Wink

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It totally backfired on me because I shared the chicken nuggets with him and had a gallbladder attack that sent me to the ER.
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Oh no! 6 weeks post partum with J, I started having gallbladder attacks. After a handful of ER trips, I went in for surgery when J was 3 months old. I hope you don't have anymore attacks. They are awful!!!!

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"Lavender444" wrote:

Jackie- I was expecting that link to be either the Happy Meal that sat out for 2 years and looks exactly the same, or the pink foam showing how McD's makes their nuggets. That was a new one for me. I cannot imagain eating nuggest and nothing else for your whole life! ew!

I didn't open the link, but it must show the same picture I saw awhile ago. SO nasty!

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"Cali26" wrote:

I didn't open the link, but it must show the same picture I saw awhile ago. SO nasty!

My link doesn't have any gross pictures. Just the girl who is really ill b/c all she eats is McDonald's chicken nuggets and fries.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

My link doesn't have any gross pictures. Just the girl who is really ill b/c all she eats is McDonald's chicken nuggets and fries.

I heard that news story on the radio this morning! I couldn't believe it!

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Jackie, haven't seen that one before! Miles eats chicken nuggets almost every day. He's SO picky, it's one of the few things he will eat, and even then, he eats *maybe* 1.5-2 chicken nuggets. I hope that he will not be doing this when he's 17, lol!!

LOL, Cali, your cheeseburger w/no meat. I remember that!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Jackie, haven't seen that one before! Miles eats chicken nuggets almost every day. He's SO picky, it's one of the few things he will eat, and even then, he eats *maybe* 1.5-2 chicken nuggets. I hope that he will not be doing this when he's 17, lol!!

LOL, Cali, your cheeseburger w/no meat. I remember that!

ROFL Me too! That's hilarious!

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"Cali26" wrote:

Oh no! 6 weeks post partum with J, I started having gallbladder attacks. After a handful of ER trips, I went in for surgery when J was 3 months old. I hope you don't have anymore attacks. They are awful!!!!

I had it removed Tuesday because it was so bad it was affecting my liver. So glad t have it out!

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"Lavender444" wrote:

ROFL Me too! That's hilarious!

Try it! It's a lot better than the actual hamburgers!!! SmileSmileSmile

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I had it removed Tuesday because it was so bad it was affecting my liver. So glad t have it out!

I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through that. I had such a bad experience, but with time, it was SUCH a relief to not have to worry about the attacks anymore! I'm glad that is one less thing for you to worry about. I hope you have a quick recovery! Smile

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Cali, I won't try it. LOL. I can have a grilled cheese at home. Wink

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I had it removed Tuesday because it was so bad it was affecting my liver. So glad t have it out!

I am sorry to hear that you had to go through that, but I am glad you are feeling better.

As for the girl who only eats chicken nuggets and fries, do we expect that she would be healthy after limiting her body to just two types of food her whole life, and they are fried foods? You cannot blame McD's for that. They don't force her to eat the same thing all the time. The same thing would happen if all we ate were apples or lettuce without any other food. We need a variety of food to stay healthy. I have a friend who took her daughter to a special clinic that worked on food texture issues because she was refusing most food. They did extensive therapy and food introductions, but she now eats healthy.

Cali- That is funny about the no meat. I agree, I can eat grilled cheese at home. I always found it interesting that McD's pushes their nuggets as a healthier choice. I would rather have my kids eat a cheeseburger than fried chicken, kwim? We make them get apples and milk with that.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Cali, I won't try it. LOL. I can have a grilled cheese at home. Wink

LOL!! For the record, I don't go to McD's specifically for the grilled cheese.... I order it out of necessity as it is the only thing that I like when we go there (which is not that often as I'm not a fast food fan). The only fast food place I will go to for their "grilled cheese" is In 'n Out ... YUM!! Smile That is one you should try Wink Much better than homemade...haha!

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"Cali26" wrote:

LOL!! For the record, I don't go to McD's specifically for the grilled cheese.... I order it out of necessity as it is the only thing that I like when we go there (which is not that often as I'm not a fast food fan). The only fast food place I will go to for their "grilled cheese" is In 'n Out ... YUM!! Smile That is one you should try Wink Much better than homemade...haha!

I never thought you decided to just take a trip specifically to get a "grilled cheese" at McD's. Lol Although, if they could offer one that was really good and not like what I could make at home, I would eat that rather than my usual snack wrap without sauce. Biggrin No In 'n Out in Indiana either. Bummer!

Oh, and apparently you only get like 5 slices of apples in the apple slices now. What in the world?