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SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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4/11/14 7:15 A

I tied Subway's breakfast sandwich. I like McDonald's EggDelight much better (I get mine without meat).

THROOPER62 Posts: 26,015
4/11/14 5:42 A

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Can't remember the last time I ate at McDonalds

EOWYN2424 Posts: 7,691
4/11/14 2:30 A

I just love their big n tasty burgers!

A Big mac is nice on ocassion too!

I wish we had a more extensive menu like in the US, but then, if we had, it would be more tempting to eat at Mcd's!

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
4/10/14 9:18 A

Mc D's has come a long way the egg white muffin awesome and under 300 cals, although if there is a subway around I prefer there breakfast sandwhich

ERICREH Posts: 3,839
4/10/14 8:32 A

I sometimes go to McDonalds if I'm starving and there is nothing else close by.

CLARK971 SparkPoints: (29,686)
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4/10/14 7:47 A

I like McDonalds oatmeal. In a perfect world, I would never stop for fast food, but that is not reality for me. There are less healthy options at McDonalds than the oatmeal.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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4/9/14 1:06 A

Given that it is McDonald's, I wouldn't trust that their oatmeal is actually just oatmeal. Their fries have all kinds of ingredients that you wouldn't expect, as do their nuggets.

With apple and raisins that would likely more carbs than I could have on a typical day anyhow.

Not to mention that McDonald's is just DISGUSTING. I would not want to eat in a place that looks and smells like that unless there were absolutely no other option.

If you had time to stop at McDonalds, you probably had 2 minutes to cook old fashioned oatmeal in the microwave and put it in a cup for portability.

BUD_44 SparkPoints: (40,111)
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4/8/14 9:43 P

Once a month for breakfast.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,601
4/8/14 9:25 P

I only do McDonald's in a pinch or as a seldom splurge

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (10,836)
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4/8/14 3:51 P

Can save money by keeping a small bag of oats in your purse and a kids' thermos in your car. Just ask for hot water and add to thermos with oats. Eliminates additives too.

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
4/8/14 3:41 P

I would at times get the oatmeal, or the yogurt parfait

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/8/14 2:06 P

Y

YANKEEGIRL6 Posts: 1,178
4/8/14 2:06 P

The oatmeal at McDonald's is available all day.

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,705
4/8/14 11:42 A

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkd
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SUSAN727 Posts: 1,693
4/8/14 11:33 A

I finally tried their egg white muffin and it wasn't bad. Of course, I'd rather have the Egg McMuffin. :-)

GOLDEELOCKS SparkPoints: (43,641)
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4/8/14 11:01 A

Worse food out there by far. Their food never changes in appearance n taste....all it does it gives me extreme belly aches and the p**ps!!!

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
4/8/14 10:16 A

Can't eat there anymore as there are no gluten free options.

MLAN613 Posts: 15,341
4/8/14 7:50 A

I have heard they have oatmeal. Sadly, I am allergic to oatmeal. However, an Egg McMuffin only has 310 calories. That plus an orange juice isn't a horrible option.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (177,745)
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4/8/14 12:30 A

Quarter pounder with cheese

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (177,745)
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4/8/14 12:30 A

Fries

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (177,745)
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4/8/14 12:29 A

Cookies

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
4/7/14 11:24 P

It's too much temptation for me so I'm glad they have healthier choices but I'm going to try and still stray clear.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,665)
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4/7/14 11:14 P

Good for you! Keep making those healthy choices.

KATOFORNOW Posts: 706
4/7/14 9:31 P

love their coffee; used to get Big Macs when I'd get a raise, a promotion, a good grade on a paper... yikes! have not had one in ages.. now once in a great while get their regular hamburger, nothing else. have never had breakfast there..didn't know they had oatmeal. hmm.

SWEETLILBLUEYES SparkPoints: (43,253)
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4/7/14 3:00 P

It is very good that they have lower calorie choices now. I still don't like to eat processed foods, but in a pinch it's an improvement over past options!

RONNIEHUEY Posts: 12,033
4/7/14 1:57 P

Love their coffee.Of curse I love the sausage biscuit and the flavored coffees.When I stay away from McDs I lose weight.I wonder why? emoticon

KELLEYBOO50 SparkPoints: (16,229)
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4/7/14 1:51 P

I don't go to McDonalds very often , but if I do I get a hamburger Happy Meal with lowfat milk, or a small hamburger, a side salad with low fat italian dressing and a diet soda or a bottle of water

KMOAK1 SparkPoints: (10,457)
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4/7/14 1:17 P

I LOVE their oatmeal! So very yummy & I haven't had it in a while. Woohoo - thanks for the reminder! After breakfast, I opt for their bacon, chicken ranch salad, with grilled chicken and a light dressing. So good!

CARRES1973 SparkPoints: (14,524)
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4/7/14 1:10 P

I keep thinking I want to try their egg white delight sandwich, but am just not sure. I LOVE their sausage mcmuffin with egg...soooo good...and soooo many calories :-/.

I haven't tried their oatmeal. I thought it was pretty high for some reason. I am intrigued by both their's and also Chick-fil-a's steal cut oats. Might have to check the calorie counts on those two.

Carrie

FRAN0426 SparkPoints: (292,114)
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4/7/14 12:43 P

Stop there once in awhile and and get the healthier options when I do

STEVENK87 SparkPoints: (33,692)
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4/7/14 12:24 P

No and No Fast food :)

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,511
4/7/14 12:01 P

I'll occasionally stop here in a pinch. The Egg McMuffin or parfait are my morning go tos. I will occasionally get a cheeseburger or chicken sandwich (sans mayo) as lunch/dinner which I will pair with fruit which I try to bring with me to have when I know that I may have to grab a sandwich. Not too bad as an occasional meal once in awhile when I'm on the road and need something more substantial than a protein bar.

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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4/7/14 11:57 A

They have a great egg white mcmuffin

Edited by: SCHEALTHNUTT at: 4/7/2014 (11:57)
BETTERME8913 SparkPoints: (5,341)
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4/7/14 12:19 A

I didn't know they had oatmeal, how about that! emoticon

SUGAR0814 Posts: 5,241
4/6/14 11:25 P

I love their oatmeal! So filling! emoticon

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (414,355)
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4/6/14 10:30 P

I love their oatmeal! You made the right choice!

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/6/14 10:10 P

Yes

TEAROSE22 SparkPoints: (30,671)
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4/6/14 9:45 P

Like all the FF places, if you look, the better options are out there.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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4/6/14 8:18 P

McDonald's often gets a bad rap, IMO. I worked there back around 1979 when they had fewer healthy options. I have been very pleased to see all the healthier options they have now, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled chicken snack wraps, Egg McDelights (which you can order without meat, of course), and oatmeal. The Yogurt Parfait may not be super healthy but it is not the worst choice possible, at 160 calories (I love them). The low fat ice cream cone at 170 calories is just the best!

I realize a lot of people don't go to McDonald's to eat healthier foods but if I am with someone who wants to go to a Fast food restaurant, I usually choose McDonald's because they have reasonably healthy options if you want to make that choice. Even with all that, I am not advocating that anyone eat a McDonald's or any such restaurant all that often. I don't think it is a terrible place to eat on occasion, though.



JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (103,690)
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4/6/14 8:02 P

My favorite is the sausage mcmuffine with cheese and a hashbrown. To many calories.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/6/14 8:02 P

Wow I never knew MacDonalds sold oatmeal....

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (411,503)
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4/6/14 7:41 P

I use to get the oatmeal all the time, but I discovered Chick fil a steel oats are better.

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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4/6/14 5:25 P

Oatmeal and salads is about all we order at McDonalds. The kids meal around here has carrot sticks, and apple slices, too. It's far better than some other menu items.

ANAMORPHOSIS Posts: 1,617
4/6/14 5:15 P

I'm surprised they offer oatmeal. Most people probably don't go to a fast-food joint to order something healthy.

SIOL55 SparkPoints: (59,899)
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4/6/14 4:02 P

They do have good choices available.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (178,640)
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4/6/14 3:34 P

Those places are exactly like the world we live in, some eat healthy some of the time, or most of the time, but not ALL of the time, so they provide what sells, veggie burgers sell, but not enough to keep them on hand all the time, same thing with turkey burgers. If a person wants to worry themselves to death about eating out, carry your cauliflower and tuna in your purse, and order a side salad. Bingo, that is the choice. Every eating establishment can't cater to our tastes at any given moment, and many healthy people have enough "moments" that they want to eat something tasty now and then. Reality.

ANAMORPHOSIS Posts: 1,617
4/6/14 3:26 P

McDonalds is trying to be healthy. It's kind of ironic with all the junk they have on the menu. But I do like their French fries. I wish they would offer a veggie burger. Burger King used to have one, wonder if they still do.

SEPTEMBERGRL70 SparkPoints: (1,619)
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4/6/14 3:11 P

This is the first time I had breakfast at McDonalds and often make breakfast sandwichs as dinner. I never seen Oatmeal advertised for breakfast or on coupons..just think its a nice option for someone not hungry for a sandwich.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (178,640)
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4/6/14 3:05 P

Yes, this choice has been on their menu for years, but it's not mentioned too often. We like the simple egg mcmuffin meal, too, a fast meal, on the run, and not too bad, particularly compared to other junk you could buy at other places or regular restaurants.........it ain't ALL bad!

SEPTEMBERGRL70 SparkPoints: (1,619)
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4/6/14 2:36 P

We had to be somewhere very early this morning, so no time to make breakfast and neither me or my husband felt hungry. So we were running somewhat early and he said lets go to McDonalds for breakfast since there was one close to where we needed to be. I agreed, since I was beginning to feel hungry. He ordered egg, chesse, sausage McMuffin, a hash brown and coffee. As he was placing his order first, I noticed they offered Whole Grain Oatmeal! So thats what I ordered, it came topped with cubed apples and raisins, and ordered a small regular coffee w/1 creamer. I was so happy to see my favorite cereal on the menu and another choice than a breakfast sandwich!

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