Why yes..You can eat HEALTHY at McDonalds! #McDOpenDoorTour

*I went on a McDonald’s blog trip and received compensation. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

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Last month, I had the privilege to be tour the gorgeous McDonald facilities in Boston, Massachusetts. I honestly have been a McDonalds fan for quite some time, because I can feed my family some healthy snack and food options there. If you are not convinced… Keep Reading…

 

 

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CEO of McDonald’s

When we visited the McDonald’s store in Boston, we got a behind the counter look at the McDonald’s foods and learned about the nutritional content of many of their items. While I knew there was some great healthy options, I think others were surprised to learn just how many options there truly are. The “Open Door Tour” was a great experience to go behind the scenes.

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While on the tour, we got to visit the back hand part of the store and see the chefs cooking. We first started out at the coffee and smoothie station. They told us that the coffee at McDonald’s is always fresh and is constantly changed throughout the day. Once a bag of coffee is open, it only has a 30 day freshness time, so McDonald’s adheres to this, and changes the pot out constantly to assure it is fresh every single time. The smoothies are a great option too as they can be made with yogurt or with just fruit. No matter what you are looking for in terms of smoothies and no added sugar, you can get it perfect each time at McDonald’s.

 

We then got to see the egg station and grill line up. McDonald’s only uses Grade A Fresh eggs in any of their orders. It was interesting to see how they are cooked. They use very little oil and are made in an “egg-ring” device to assure perfect eggs each time. This makes the shape of the Egg McMuffin. There are four egg types including scrambled eggs, egg whites, liquid pasteurized eggs, and folded eggs.

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Then they told us about the beef and how they use only 100 percent beef that is ground, and then made into patties. There are no chemicals, additives, or preservatives once they make the patties. If you are watching your weight, you can get a plain burger with no sauce and no bun. McDonald’s will accommodate you with your order.

 

Their fresh produce comes right from the United States and uses only the freshest vegetables in their orders. Nothing is canned at all!
They are also very big on food safety and changing gloves once they go from one station to the next, so no cross contamination happens. McDonald’s employees are required to wash their hands every hour. They are trained on food safety right at the start of their training.

 

After touring the facilities and sampling the food, we had the chance to talk to McDonald’s Brand Ambassador, John Cisna, about his journey to losing 60 ounds and 20 inches by strictly eating McDonald’s for a period of 180 days. Not only did he lose weight, but his bad fats and cholesterol also went way down. He told us it is not about where we eat, but rather what we put in our mouth and the measurements of food. It was very neat hearing his story how he started this experiment and allowed his high school students (he is a high school teacher) to come up with his diet each day during the entire experiment.

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Like I said, I always knew McDonald’s serves healthy and nutritional options. I love taking my family there and hope you do too!unnamed 31 Why yes..You can eat HEALTHY at McDonalds! #McDOpenDoorTour

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  1. Stevie says

    Mcdonalds is probably my favorite breakfast of all time. That is amazing how he lost weight in 3 months from eating mcdonalds. it’s very true it’s all about portion size!

  2. says

    I do love an egg McMuffin! I have to admit that I didn’t know that McDonald’s made smoothies. I’ll have to check that out the next time I go. Thanks!

  3. says

    Now that I see all of your smiling faces, I wish I was there. As a healthy lifestyle blogger, I had to turn this down. I do appreciate the focus they have made for the better, but it’s still quite a challenge to eat truly healthy there.

  4. Jenna Wood says

    I love that I CAN order healthy options from a fast food place like McDs but I don’t go often because the temptation to order french fries is just too much. Personally, I only eat grilled chicken from fast food joints, so I’m really glad they recently changed their grilled chicken product and upped the quality- the texture is so much better!

  5. says

    I have seen lately that there are more healthy choices at Mc Donalds! It shows they are listening to the consumer. I didn’t really that they had THAT many options though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. says

    I have written a similar article in the past. You can choose healthier eating at McDonald’s if you want. I have had their salads and they were great and filling. And I would rather my son have chicken nuggets rather than fries, this way we lessen the starch and increase the protein! And no shakes! Those are a special treat!

  7. Marie says

    NOTHING is healthy at McDonalds. They do a good job of brainwashing half the population otherwise. They are also destroying the environment. it’s not as bad as it used to be. That’s it. Their salad dressing is full of sugar and their apples full of pesticides offered with caramel??? Chicken barely made of real chicken, the oil used for the fries is gross, the bread is also full of fat and sugar and preservatives. Same for the ketchup. It’s all gross.

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