Yay, I finally back from my Vegas vacay! Super relaxed and ready to jump back into blogging. While I was away I missed an event hosted by McDonald’s to introduce their new healthier items coming to their menu. Luckily one of my bloggeristas, Kimberlee, stood in as my gorgeous correspondent for the event. Check out how much fun she had tasting their new healthy menu.
I recently attended McDonald’s First Taste Event where they debuted their “Made Just for You” platform. The event was held on the second floor of the store on 6th Avenue that felt like a modern lounge. They featured new menu items such as their fresh fruit mango pineapple smoothie, which was DELICIOUS!
I interviewed McDonald’s Nutrition Manager, Julia Braun, who was happy to answer my questions. These new menu items will be made upon order and will be just $1.99. Perfect for a recessionista’s budget.
All the ingredients are fresh and grown within the US. Since McDonald’s is going to be using fresh products there will be a strict time frame for when they have to use them and will not be frozen. Fruits and veggies will come from California farms and the whole-wheat buns will be from local bakeries. The goal of “Made Just for You” is not only for customers to be able to customize their orders but to also make it easier for them to get their daily nutritional value. The Asian salad features 3 cups of vegetables, which is the recommended amount for adults.
McDonald’s Executive Chef in Action, Dan, did a cooking demonstration of Chicken Milanese with a spring salad that is only 500 calories. Yummy! They shared the several ways they are making nutritional information available to their customers such as a toll-free phone number, on your phone, and on their site.
In addition to a tasty evening, we received goodie bags that included:
– 2 Ergo soy candles in Mango and Pineapple
– A scented satin eye mask for sleeping that came in a white bag with the golden arches logo on it
– Recycled notebook and pen
– Chef Dan’s recipes including the chicken recipe he demonstrated at the event
Big, huge, huge thanks to Kimberlee for standing in for me. I cannot wait to try these new items. Look out for all of the awesome new healthier items that Chef Dan Made Just For You!
About McDonald’s: McDonald’s is the leading global food service retailer with more than 32,000 local restaurants serving more than 64 million people in 117 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women.