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McDonald's giveawayDisclosure: I participated in a Google chat hosted by Chef Jessica and McDonald’s of Eastern New England on providing wholesome nutrition strategies during the busy summer months. I received the same tote featured for participation which includes a McDonald’s gift card, but no additional compensation was received.

Summer months are tough. The weather’s nice, it’s filled with cookouts and parties, and we are frequently grabbing dinner as we say in our family, “on-the-road.”

A few weeks ago I took part in a Google Hangout, hosted by McDonald’s of Eastern New England where myself and other New England moms shared some of our healthy tips for nutrition with busy families.

While certainly McDonald’s shared some information on how the brand has changed to include more healthy fruit and vegetable options, the chat was more focused on realistic activities and ideas, that as mom’s we use throughout the course of our daily experiences. Watch the video to find out what new menu item McDonald’s will include as choices for children in their Happy Meals very soon!


As a thank you, McDonald’s provided me with a fun summer tote and has offered another one for readers to win!  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!


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Disclosure: I participated in a Google chat hosted by Chef Jessica and McDonald’s of Eastern New England on providing wholesome nutrition strategies during the busy summer months. I received the same tote featured for participation, but no additional compensation was received.

Other mom’s featured in the chat were Melanie from Melanie in the Middle and Pam  from Mom Does Reviews.

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  1. Susan Chester says:

    We always have fruit for breakfast!

  2. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Apples cut up and dipped with yogurt
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  3. tina reynolds says:

    make every meal colorful with fruits and veggies

  4. jenn mcclearn says:

    my kids love pankcakes so I sneak veggies in there , they also love smoothies another easy place to sneak in veggies

  5. Cassandra says:

    Add fresh, natural herbs and spices when cooking rather than salt and such–so much flavor with added health benefits.

  6. Cassandra says:

    Subscribed to YouTube channel as MsPurplePassion126

  7. Cassandra says:

    -Can choose apples or low fat strawberry yogurt as a Happy Meal Treat
    -Milk, water or juice will be the only beverage choices for Happy Meals

  8. Lisa V. says:

    I wouldn’t call it a secret, but we like to eat veggies and fruit from our own garden.

  9. Ellie W says:

    I cut up fruits and veggies and keep baggies in the fridge for quick healthy snacking.

  10. Ellie W says:

    Subscribed to your You Tube: Ellie Wright

  11. We try to eat at least one serving of fruit with every meal.

  12. Jill Myrick says:

    We always grow a garden in the summer and have lots of fruit trees so we eat fresh all summer and fall and can for winter and spring.


  13. Jill Myrick says:

    McDonalds is now offering sliced apples or Yogurt as an option in their Happy Meals.


  14. Lots of vegetables!

  15. Brandie Davis says:

    Fresh fruits and vegetables and family meals help us stay healthy!

  16. Dianna Martin says:

    fruit smoothie is the best in the mornings

  17. Francine Anchondo says:

    eat alot of fruit and veggies

  18. Francine Anchondo says:

    subscribed on youtube

  19. Melanie Montgomery says:

    We have veggies with every meal

  20. shayne livingston says:

    I grate veggies into the spaghetti sauce

  21. Tabitha says:

    for us it’s moderation.
    we eat all the “bad” foods,but we don’t gorge on them.

  22. Grow a garden every year, and for at least a few months have FRESH vegetables.

  23. Cindy Merrill says:

    Did you know McDonalds has oatmeal at most locations? Delicious! This is my family’s favorite, very filling and healthy- and not just for breakfast: Try adding fruit to some uncooked oatmeal, then mix with flavored yogurt for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty.

  24. Suzanne H says:

    We don’t keep junk food in the house

  25. Shelton says:

    We eat lots of fruits and vegetables. We eat less red meat, more fish and very little frying ( the frying was the hardest to give up!)

  26. susan smoaks says:

    we have fresh fruits and veggies with every meal, that’s our secret!

  27. cynthia Painter says:

    We do raw veggie juices

  28. cynthia Painter says:

    I subscribed on you tube

  29. Kim block says:

    Fresh vegetables and steamed seafood.:)

  30. Jeff Parsons says:

    I love to have fruit for breakfast.

  31. Nicole Millheim says:

    We always have a salad with dinner

  32. Leslie L Stanziani says:

    I let my kids choose what fruits and veggies they would like at the store.They will pick them over cookies.

  33. Maria Dollar says:

    Our trick to healthy eating is cooking at home more often than not, and eating sensibly when eating out.

  34. jessica holybee says:

    I add vegtible to foods my chilren like, for example I put peas in mac and cheese

  35. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Vitamins, exercising at least 5 days a week, and eating healthy. ( fruits, veggies, lean meats & lots of water).

  36. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    We serve fruits and veggies with every meal.

  37. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    Subscribed on youtube. (TaNdi R.)

  38. Buddy Garrett says:

    We eat whole wheat breads.

  39. We always have carrots and celery available as a snack.

  40. Victoria Garza says:

    Cooking at home instead of going out to eat is a great way to be healthy!

  41. Victoria Garza says:

    I subscribed on youtube!

  42. Don’t keep junk food in the house. You can’t eat it if it isn’t available!

  43. Tammy Richards says:

    We eat healthy by adding fruit to each meal

  44. Tammy Greer says:

    We love vegetables from the garden.

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