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?
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!
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.
We love happy meals! 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 :P
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.
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_1...-for-15-years/
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
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.
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!
Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!
Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07