This morning I had the opportunity to attend a blogger breakfast with @McDonald's_SoCal and the breakfast was hosted by @RubyDW. I had a blast! Not only were we educated on the nutrition facts of their new Egg White Delight, we were also given a tour of the participating restaurant.
I learned so many fun facts about @McDonald's that I never knew in the past. McDonald's has really followed the trend on providing healthy meals for families, especially children.
Registered Dietitian, Monica Montes, shared these facts with us. As you know, children today suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Because of our sedentary lifestyle, (which means we don't move around as much as we used to) we are forced to be very careful of what we eat.
She suggests 4 meals a day which is a meal every 4 hours. McDonald's has meals for every time of the day under 600 calories! You just have to pick the right foods! They have suggested meal plans for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My breakfast today consisted of an Egg White Delight (250 calories), a Hash Brown (150 calories) and a water (0 calories). I was able to stay under 400 calories for my entire meal!
McDonald's has partnered up with the U.S. government to provide healthy meals that include all 4 food groups: grains, fruits & veggies, dairy and protein. Our plate, as the government has stated on www.choosemyplate.gov, should consist of a 1/4 of each of these food groups.
Ms. Montes suggested that households should plan weekly menus to save on grocery shopping and families should encourage their children to try foods more than a few times. Studies have shown that it takes 15 times for a child to like a food. They can prepare meals with you to make it more fun.
I very much enjoyed meeting with fellow bloggers, trying out a healthy breakfast and getting a tour of the McDonald's on 1011 E. 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
I have a giveaway of coupons for your entire family to try out the new Egg White Delight McMuffin. Please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the giveaway!