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Postby MARIE » July 6th, 2006, 8:30 pm

Is seems the ceaser grilled chicken salad with newman's lowfat balsamic or sesame giner is okay at McDonalds (which is also my kids favorite place to eat when we are out and past mealtime!). Anyone eating that? Or the new asian one minus the oranges? Tell me what you think! By the way, I am on day 3... :lol:
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Postby DogMa » July 6th, 2006, 8:32 pm

It's definitely not ideal. There's not enough chicken, for starters. And apparently there's some sugar in the chicken, too. I don't think the salad's even big enough for our purposes, is it? It seems pretty puny, but I don't know since I never eat them.

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Postby supermom » July 6th, 2006, 9:10 pm

I am not a fan of Mc Donalds even when not on MF. I have NEVER eaten their food. The thing you have to remember, is that these are precooked "bits" of chicken that have been processed and frozen, then thawed for your salad. They have TONS of preservatives and added "junk" that a regular chicken breast does not have. I am with Robin on this one. I don't think you get enough to satisfy the portions for the l&g, and I don't think the processed chicken is a really good idea. Definitely better than a Big Mac, but not ideal. I would not eat it often. Maybe just get a drink, get the kids their thing, then get home and have what you need to have. I precook about 5 pounds of chicken breast at a time. I don't get it completely done, though. I weigh out my portion, put it in a freezer bag with just a tad of water, and freeze them. Then, when I get into a pinch like that, it is really easy to get out a baggie, nuke it for a couple minutes, and chop it up in a salad. I leave it a little "raw" because it will finish cookin when you heat it. The water in the baggie keeps it from drying out, as does leaving it a little less done.

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Postby dede4wd » July 7th, 2006, 12:26 am

I quit Mickey D's salads when I found out they put sugar in them to make them taste better. That's when I got good about keeping bars and RTD's around so I wouldn't ever be out of MF goodies and was left with fewer choices!

I do Subway a lot. I do the grilled chicken and baby spinach salad. I get double chicken and can eyeball my spinach, lettuce, green pepper & onion to the right proportions for what I need.

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Postby Prancer » July 7th, 2006, 4:41 am

DeDe I was going to say I do subway too. The chicken portions there are 2.5oz each so I get two and then add some cheese too. I use and on there you can track the subway meals and it has all the info for the meat and cheeses.
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Postby Ketann » July 7th, 2006, 5:15 am

I stay away from fast food period. When hubby and I go out for errands or whatever, I pack a meal, usually veggies and those rip open packets of tuna or salmon. I have brought my own salad with chicken in a small cooler bag. Of course, I'm not a mom and never experience the hectic chaos it can bring.
I just don't trust fast food restaurants at this time. Subway is healthier if you are stuck. Before I started Medifast, if we had to eat anywhere, it was Subway or Blimpies and I would get a salad. My motto is stolen from the Boy Scouts, but it's "Be Prepared".

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Postby VTGirlie » July 7th, 2006, 12:58 pm

Here is what it said on the McD's nutrition facts website:

Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken 12.7 oz (362 g)
290 Calories
90 From Fat
10 G Fat (!!!)
890 mg Sodium
12 g sugars
31 g protein
23 g Carbs

I'm thinking not the best choice. I, myself, steer clear of McD's after seeing "super-size me". Subway, Quiznos all make awesome and quick salads if you need a quick fix. :)
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Postby MARIE » July 11th, 2006, 4:02 pm

Thanks, all of you, for the input. The nutritional info. on the asian salad above kind of says it all, huh? I will try and be prepared in the car at all times!

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Postby sheila » July 12th, 2006, 8:31 pm

McDonalds is my weakness, at least lately anyways! :x
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Postby mousehouse62 » July 13th, 2006, 3:04 pm

I love the drive thru! I have a 6 year old and I will continue to hit the drive thru once and a him a Happy Meal and Mama a Diet Soda.....we will live in harmony, The Big "M" Supper Club and I!!!
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Postby Lauraly » July 13th, 2006, 4:09 pm

When I was about 12 or so, there was an urban legand going around my school. The story went that some girl ordered a burger in McDonalds and sat in the restaurant to eat it. When she took a bite it tasted funny. She lifted the bun and found a bunch of dead bees in her burger! Big ones! Bleah!

True? Probably not, but I took the story quite to heart at 12, and to this day I will not eat at McDonald's. It makes me think of dead bees. ::shudder::
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