Sunday, 15 September 2013

McDonalds messes up the veggie wrap!

Recently, in an obvious effort to offer "healthier" options at its obesity contributing restaurant, McDonald's introduced 2 new veggie wraps to it's menu. The Santa Fe and Mediterranean veggie wrap. One might say its about time McDonald's offered some "healthy" food. Some adults may relish in the fact that now when their kids are eating "happy meals" they can eat a "good for you" veggie wrap. I mean it must be good for us right? It's a veggie wrap for crying out loud!! But McDonald's is just making an effort to fool people into thinking their veggie wrap is a healthy option.

Lets make a comparison between the Santa Fe Veggie wrap and Big Mac:

The Santa Fe Veggie Wrap has 490 calories, 24 grams of fat (!), and 980 mg of sodium.

The Artery clogging, heart disease, and obesity contributing Big Mac has 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 1020 mg of sodium. 

As you can see, the veggie wrap made at McDonald's is just as unhealthy as the Big Mac! McDonald's loads up each veggie wrap with high fat cheese and gobs of high fat sauces! The veggie wrap at McDonald's is not a healthy option at all! 

And to add insult to injury, you can order this veggie wrap as a combo with fries and a drink. Way to go Ronald McDonald!!

Congratulations McDonald's in succeeding in screwing up a veggie wrap. I feel they had a real chance here to offer a very healthy option to people. I feel they could have made these two veggie wraps into items that people can purchase from them and really feel good about eating knowing they were getting actual benefits of eating a plant based wrap. But it's McDonald's. 'Nuff said.

If you feel you need to try one of these, order it without or a small amount of the dressing and please tell them to keep the cheese off! 

Or better yet, stay home and make your own wrap! Make it your way! With tons of fresh plant based ingredients such as kale, red peppers, black beans, hummus, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and red onions. Mmmmmm. 

Stay home and make your own fast food!  Healthy fast food! Healthy plant based fast food. 

And stay away from McDonald's. They don't care about your health. That's up to you. 

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