**Disclosure: I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this review. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own**
I have to admit that the holidays seem to bring out the hustle and bustle in all of us. I strive so hard to keep my family happy and healthy during the holidays albeit I sometimes fail miserably. I wanted to share my best tips for managing some of the holiday craziness while still on the go.
One of my best tips is to plan ahead for the day. You can’t predict every single thing that will happen, but you can plan ahead for what might happen. I write my day down and add a few notes to what I can do to help stay on track and keep things running smoothly.
Tone Down the Schedule
If I feel like things are getting too busy during the holiday season, I pull back and tone things down. It’s important to remember that spending time with family and friends is more important than anything else this holiday season.
Wholesome Fast Food Choices
As much as I love everything on the McDonald’s menu, I like to make the best choices possible and offer those same choices to my kiddos. I’m so excited that McDonald’s is adding fresh fruit items, like Cuties, to their menu! Beginning December 1, 2014, customers nationwide can choose to enjoy Cuties as a side in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals, as well as “a la carte,” or just purchasing the side option itself Cuties are a sweet and delicious kid-sized fresh fruit choice providing an excellent source of vitamin C and providing about one-quarter (1/4) cup of fruit; they are small and easy-to-hold and peel! Make sure you try the Cuties in your Happy Meal because they will only be served while they’re in season (thru March 2015).
Happy Meal Evolution
The traditional Happy Meal is amazing, but I love the chances that are happening! McDonald’s continues to evolve the happy meal to help keep their smallest customers happy and healthy. Want to know more about the Happy Meal?
- Side choices now include: Cuties, Go-GURT low fat Strawberry Yogurt, apple slices
- Customers can choose both apple slices and Cuties as side offerings in the same meal
- Customers also have the option to choose Go-GURT low fat Strawberry Yogurt in addition to apple slices or Cuties
- Beverage choices now include: 1% low-fat milk, 1% low-fat chocolate milk, 100% apple juice
- The Happy Meal is only $2.99!
McDonald’s is always looking at their menu to see what they can improve! They understand that healthy food choices are important and want to be able to provide lots of smart choices!
Guess what? One of my lucky readers is going to win a $25 McDonald’s Arch Card, so you can get a Happy Meal with some tasty Cuties, too!
Thanks again to the folks at McDonald’s for offering this fantastic giveaway!