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McDonalds Hot Mocha hmm drink my meal or eat my meal what do you do?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I am so addicted to those McDonalds hot mochas, I do try to limit myself to one a week though and I do count the calories in my daily intake, but sometimes it is a hard decision to drink my meal Med mocha 320 cals or to skip it and eat my food for breakfast. I used to drink the cappucinos from the gas stations every day to every other day. Since I found sp i stay away from them and I have since found the McD's coffee's and do indulge once a week. My little treat. Anyone else find a little indulgence to take part in? Pasta, coffee, sweet tea, cookie, cake? what is your indulgence.
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CCSOGIRL 9/26/2009 2:43AM

    OHHHHH MYYYYY there is this little drive thru coffee house by my place that serves this iced coffee called an "irish dream"... but i have them make it for me now with 1 % milk instead of half and half, and it really cut the calories! Starbucks will do that for you too. Their "light" caramel frappucino is a heavenly treat too! I used to LOVE the burger king "mocha joes" but i avoid those now because they are pre-made, can't choose lower fat milk or sugar free =(
and check out this recipe on the spark recipes that i found that uses instant coffee, ice, milk, and a chocolate carnation instant breakfast -- all blended like a mocha -- and it has nutrition too from the instant breakfast! called "iced coffee drink" -- i love it
****Ingredients****
1 Tbsp. Chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast mix (you may use cocoa powder, but it will be gritty)
1 Tbsp. instant coffee
2-3 packets of Splenda
2 oz. hot water
5 oz. cold water
2 oz. fat-free milk
1 Tbsp. fat-free liquid coffee creamer (your choice of flavor - I like Hazelnut!)
Lots of ice
***Directions***
For each 16 oz serving:
1) Combine breakfast mix, coffee, Splenda, and hot water in 16 oz. glass.
2) Add cold water, milk, and coffee creamer. Stir.
3) Fill cup up the rest of the way with ice.

You can top with fat-free Cool Whip and ground cinnamon or cocoa powder if you would like a more "Starbucks" appearance. (Not included in nutrition info.)


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MIMI721 9/21/2009 7:39AM

    Oh now you know my problem is with the cappuccino! emoticon
I'm am too addicted to them. I have however cut way back since I have found SP. I do good to limit myself at least one a wk. I have the instant folders kind here at the house and I know exactly what the cal's are in it, at times I'll have two a wk here at home. I've really done good about those at the stations and McDonalds. I've been staying away from McDonalds as much as possible. When I go, I now find I'm eating SMALL and no latte.

Thanks for sharing!!!
Wish I was close enough to come over and join you thoug should you choose to follow Jenna's advise.. LOL..

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Karen

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 9/20/2009 1:05PM

    I like Jenna's comment below :)

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MUNCHKINLAND 9/20/2009 12:47PM

  Your "indulgence" is fairly modest. Since joining SP, my only indulgences have involved ice cream & both were disappointing. Like you, I'm trying to treat myself with less indulgent foods -I've made several lo-cal, low sugar Sparkrecipe treats that satisfy my need for sugar & chocolate. On deck for today - Fudgy Brownies! The challenge is to set limits with myself to one or two servings instead of polishing off half the pan in one sitting! emoticon

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CHEFETTE2U 9/20/2009 10:59AM

    Never had one of those MC-drinks, but then again, I never go into McDonald's in the first place. I make Mochas or Frappuccino at home with just skim milk and a little instant chocolate drink mixed in, about 1 rounded teaspoon per cup.
My real indulgence is thin-crust (flatbread) pizza. But instead of buying it, I use one whole wheat tortilla, low fat cheese and regular cheese, plus whatever fresh vegetables are in the fridge. That way I can control my calories as well as the snacking monster.

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WENBIRD 9/20/2009 8:07AM

    I am Tim Horton's "addict" but I find that i can cut calories in a big way by ordering the small drink and have it made with milk (eg-iced cap) Actually ordering the "smallest" of anything can save a bundle of calories instead of "super sizing" things.

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B8X4673 9/20/2009 6:21AM

    Make your hot chocolate at home, you will find it to be super cozy to invite a couple friends over, sipping mocha and chatting on a chilly day. You can control which type of milk is used (reduce it down to skim, 1%, or 2%), and how much chocolate is actually being put in there.

The smell of chocolate milk slowly warming on the stove is the coziest smell in the world. Another benefit to that is you are putting a smile on somebodies face, by treating them to something homemade that takes time. Kindness ALWAYS wins.

Very slowly heat your milk, on low (like 1 or 2), stirring it slowly a circle, adding chocolate slowly until it comes to the proper color and flavor. Pour into a pitcher, grab two glasses (maybe a dollop of whip cream to splurge) and move to the living room with your guest(s). A perfect Sunday afternoon.

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