Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How 'Bout Them Apples?

He's lovin' it
Can one restaurant make a massive improvement on the way our kids eat? Maybe. Definitely worth a shot, right? Well - McDonald's is giving it a go with their *NEW* Happy Meal. Last week Miss Paige, Big D and I headed over to our local Mickey D's for an event to try out the new and improved Happy Meal - and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. So what's so different about this *NEW* Happy Meal? Apples. Lots and lots of apples. An additional one million pounds of apples each year to be exact.

I know what you are thinking - we could ask for apple slices in our child's Happy Meal as a substitute for fries for a while now... so what's the big deal? WELL - now apple slices are included automatically with each and every McDonald's Happy Meal. Every time I drove up to the Drive Thru window, I always had the best of intentions to remember to ask for apple slices instead of fries. But just like brushing my teeth before I leave the house - sometimes my mind takes a vacation and it just doesn't happen (ew, gross, I know... PS: if you are going to view me differently after reading that tidbit, then please pretend I didn't just say that!). So it's one less thing I have to think about. Also - the new Happy Meal has a "Kid's Sized" fries - only about one oz. or so. And if you are a super healthy mama, you can skip the fries and get double the apple slices instead.

She's lovin' it too! : )

I know as the reigning Super Mom of the Universe I'm supposed to say I don't feed my kids fast food... but every once in a while it happens. Whether its a million and one errands that are keeping us on the go or a last minute outing that took too long (of course) and lunch time snuck up on us, sometimes fast food is a part of life for my kids. I don't really beat myself up over it or anything like so many mamas do. As long as chicken nuggets and french fries aren't a daily occurrence, I feel like a trip down the Drive Thru lane won't hurt anybody. And now that apples are included automatically in each and every Happy Meal? Well jeez! Maybe I can keep my Super Mom of the Universe crown after all! : )