McDonald’s menu make look a little different come 2013, as the fast food giant just announced it’s plans to revamp their 2013 menu to be more in-line with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Some of the potential additions one might find are whole-grain English muffins, seasonal produce, egg-white options, and possibly grilled McNuggets.
Previous improvements included reducing sodium content for their entire menu, adding apple slices and skim milk to happy meals, and adding oatmeal (albeit with fake maple syrup – unless you live in VT where we demanded the real-deal) to their breakfast menu.
Does it sound like I’m all fired up to eat at McDonald’s? Not really… but I am excited to see a shift in the type of foods being offered based on customer demand and concern for health and well-being. I equate it to trans fats being removed from so many products, brown rice as a Chinese restaurant staple, or whole wheat pizzas being easier to find. If we ask for it enough, eventually we’ll get a response.
Now whether or not the typical McDonald’s patron demanded the apple slices and oatmeal might be debatable, but someone wanted it. In the end the McDonals frequent flier may benefit from some slightly more healthy fast food options….let’s hope people choose them so they’ll stay on the menu.
Do you have luck with finding healthy fast food options? What is your fast food go-to that feels like a reasonable choice?