Sounds like a no brainer, but here's the dilemma:
I promised my son we could go to the playplace after he was so good at his appointment today, so we went to McDonalds' (where I haven't eaten in at least a year) and thought the salad *might* be a good choice. (which is what I had)
While nibbling away and letting my son play, the nutrition information was conveniently located on the back of my tray liner, so ....
here's what I found: (keep in mind I'm in Canada, so values may vary slightly with USA?)
Chicken nuggets and medium fries combined, have the same amount of Calories AND Fat as a Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad (once you add the salad dressing!), but the nuggets and fries combined have less than HALF (almost 1/3) the amount of sodium as the salad!
Since I always have enough greens & veggies in a day at home (& plan to have a big salad for supper) I thought I might have been better off to choose the nuggets & fries with less sodium, seeing the fat & cal. are the same...
What would YOU choose??
p.s. If I had to eat there again, and it was a planned thing, I would choose the Thai Salad, which has virtually no sodium if you bring your OWN salad dressing!
I'm on a 1500 cal. / 5 meals 300 cal. each. I go with grilled chicken sandwich no mayo I add a little fat free dressing. Or chicken nuggets.
nuggets and a fruit and yogurt parfait :D
(where Im working currently, there is NOTHING as far as good food to eat....this is the best I can do...its sad)
Nah- McDonald's salads aren't that bad, but just don't put any dressing on them. Plus, their chicken is not chicken. At all.
Original Post by linablue:
I would get the asian chicken salad over the nuggets and fries, its more filling and I'll take the sodium over the transfats anyday.
Ya, I just drank lots of extra water...
However, I don't like sodium OR transfats!
But, I just read that the Gov't of Canada set a deadline for the end of this year and all fast food in Canada has to have less than 2% of the fat to be trans fats. McDonald's here has apparently already complied, with something like 0.2% of the fat is trans. Unlike Burger King, which the Gov't has dubbed the "King of Fats" -- theirs has over 40% trans fats. Does the U.S. have any laws coming up like that too?
I rarely go to either, but in this instance, the issue was more of a treat at the play area, and the only 2 in town are McD's and B.King.
NEXT time I will plan it, and like so many suggested, BRING MY OWN DRESSING, and probably get the Thai one, it has the least calories, sodium and fats over everything, once you rule out their yukky dressing
I did also try the fruit & yogurt parfait, which was surprisingly yummy, I think it was 140 cal, I don't usually eat that kind of stuff either, is that lots of cal. for something so small or average??
Thanks to all!