I forgot to pack an after school snack today.
For the first time, two of the kids (the third is still too young) are in separate schools, across town from each other, in a land far far away, almost. In addition to making lunch everyday, I also need to have a good size snack ready to eat as soon as I pick them up, or I’m in big trouble. BIG.
Keeping food from home is my ideal, both money-wise and health wise. However, days like this happen. For whatever reason, a forgotten snack, traffic is too busy, or just as a treat from out of the ordinary.
Just yesterday Jan Fields, President of McDonald’s, made a press announcement that is good news to parents on the run ; McDonald’s will begin menu board labeling the caloric content of food both on their drive-thru menu and in-store. More than the menu labeling, I’m really happy to see McDonald’s moving towards a healthier, fresh produce menu.
Their prices have always been affordable, but I wanted to share five snacks that don’t give me mommy guilt, These are all my own pics from a quick drive-thru run I made today after picking them up.
It’s $1. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. It’s low fat vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit, not compote, not canned, fresh strawberries and blueberries. It comes with a packet of Nature Valley Granola for a crunch.
The oatmeal comes with fresh, chopped apples, raisins and dried cranberries. Not compote, canned or processed fruit. Big, crunchy apples in every bite. It’s a good size to hold them over, but not so big that they get full before dinner.
None of my pics were altered, filtered, or edited except to add my watermark. This is the lemon blueberry bread. Made with real blueberries and lemons.
Mango and pineapple real fruit smoothie. It’s made of real fruit puree, low fat yogurt and ice, not ice cream…ice. It’s my favorite flavor of all the smoothies. Get the small size, don’t need to go overboard.
This is a pic of the banana bread right before my pickiest eater(far left) ate the whole thing. It’s moist and full of flavor, it had to be or I would’ve definitely gotten it back. All baked goods are made on site, not frozen. All bakery items are priced between $1.59-$1.79.
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