Okay, is it just me, or is McDonald's doing a good job of introducing healthier items to their menu these days?
Just yesterday I had their new Apple Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal (I was already a fan of their Fruit and Maple Oatmeal) and it was yum! yum! and DOUBLE YUM! -as my daughter likes to say.
Seriously, if you haven't had the new oatmeal yet, go get some soon! It's only around for a limited time. Which makes me sad seeing that it's seriously good stuff and I like it even better than the Fruit and Maple one.
Anyway! Also coming soon to McDonald's everywhere (but already available now in NW Ohio and SE Michigan) is the new McDonald's Happy Meal®!
The new Happy Meal®, coming soon to a McDonald's near you, will now automatically come with apple slices as a side item, whether you ask for them or not! McDonald's is very excited about this new option behind their "Commitment to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice" initiative and anticipates introducing upwards of "100 million cups of produce annually into the diets of our youngest customers."
In addition to apple slices, the meal also automatically comes with a new smaller (and cuter) size of french fries. If you don't want the fries at all, an additional bag of apples is available to replace them, so you can still control whether or not your child receives fries in their meal.
Here's my daughter modeling the cute new french fries box from her Happy Meal® when we grabbed McDonald's to eat before church the other night.
She loved that she got both apples and french fries in her meal that were sized perfectly for her. (Plus did I mention how cute the smaller french fry box is?) My boys, who are moving toward the bigger Mighty Kids Meals® since they are *sniff* getting older, felt there wasn't enough food in the new Happy Meal®, so they weren't quite as fond of the changes as their sister was.
But I think this new automatic offering of fruit in every Happy Meal® is smart. Before, kids had to choose between apples and fries. And uh, HELLO, what would you choose if you were a kid?! It turns out that only 11% of kids were choosing apples before. Now, the choice is eliminated for them (unless you opt to only have apples) and parents have a great chance to get more fruit in their children's diets.
Be on the lookout for these new Happy Meals® at your local McDonald's!
Do you live in NW Ohio or SE Michigan and want to try the new Happy Meal® out with your kids? Enter to win Happy Meal® cards to try the new Happy Meal® out for free using the Rafflecopter form below! There will be 2 winners - each receiving 5 cards!
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Thank you to McDonald's of NW Ohio for sponsoring this giveaway. I received 5 Happy Meal® cards to try out the new Happy Meals® with my kids. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.