We visit McD's way too much mostly because its right by our house and one of only a handful of fast food places in our area. I often attempt to reason with my 3 year old if he asks for it but othertimes, I swing through for apples and a yogart parfit. We all (DS, DD and I) sit around and dip our apples in the yogart parfit. It's remotely healthy... compared to fries.
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Fitness Minutes: (40) Posts: 7 8/27/12 1:04 P
In a new world where most moms I know are breaking out the hummus and all organic foods for there children, banning most sugar and shun fast food..... I raise my hand and am not all that ashamed that we DO eat mainly McDonalds at least twice a week.
My daughter loves chicken, and chicken nuggets are a fast and easy go to food. at 190 calories and 12 grams of fat for four is that healthy?? Not really but awful? No, not in my book. Nix the fries for Apples or maybe just get fries rather then the chicken. My 11 mo. old loves chicken nuggets to and honestly I am not too worried about it. If there is no grilled chicken you can opt. for a cheap McChicken it has 360 calories, but take off half the bun and wipe off some mayo and I'm sure your can get the calories down to 300?
I don't know, people can call me wrong and they are probably right.... But when it comes to yummy McDonalds if I'm wrong I don't want to be right.
NOW CANDY and Sweets we have a major problem with- "I'm hungry" Ug no, if you are hungry then you can eat food, not candy, cookies and ice cream!!!!
My girls napping are like Cheese Cake and Wine.... I enjoy it in the moment but pay for it later. (When they nap they are up so LATE)
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Fitness Minutes: (5,633) Posts: 279 8/22/12 12:07 P
I have to drive by Berger king and McDonald's every day on my way home from picking up my son and everyday he says he is hungry and wants nuggets and he is only 2.5 years old. And I just ignore him when he says it scene it is a every day thing.
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Fitness Minutes: (35,536) Posts: 551 8/22/12 10:08 A
Growing up we only ate fast food a few times a year, I wish we were still like that but we only eat fast food about 2x/month at this point. We have a standing play date that if the weather is bad, we go to McDonald's so they kids can play on the indoor play scape there. There are not a lot of indoor opportunies here for play groups. If I have a bad day and just can't face cooking, sometimes I'll give in and we will hit the drive through but I try to keep simple things at home instead - its healthier and less expensive.
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Fitness Minutes: (76,249) Posts: 10,590 8/21/12 9:47 A
we rarely eat out much less fast food. Maybe 3-4x a year. So, when we do go to McDonalds they think it is a treat instead of expecting it all the time. I know when you are busy it is hard. I try to batch cook on weekends so that I can freeze some things or crock pot meals as well. good luck. glad you did not give in.
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Fitness Minutes: (35,536) Posts: 551 8/21/12 9:22 A
Every time we drive by a McDonald's, suddenly my 4-year old is declaring he is hungry. Its hard to resist on day's like yesterday - it was a super busy day at work and after I picked him up from pre-school, we had to head off to do grocery shopping. So I was tired, hungry and it was already past dinner time - the temptation was really strong. Thankfully he listened after I said no. I think I would have caved if he had pushed for it. And this was one of the McDonald's in Walmart, so they don't have the grilled chicken, and I don't eat red meat, so I know it would have been a fried chicken sandwich. I already went over my calories because I misread the food label on my lunch and didn't previously realize it was 2 servings instead of one :(
I want to make sure he learns healthy choices too, but its hard sometimes after a really busy day.
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