Nellie and Willie were surprise to see their grandpa come into class. He didn’t tell them, when they had breakfast together that morning, that he was coming to their class. Nellie got worried. Was grandma sick? Willie raised his hand, saying, “Grandpa is everything okay? Why are you here?
Grandpa Dooley smiled and said, “Everything is just fine. Miss Pat saw me at McDonald’s at lunch time and she noticed I was eating food from the healthy choice menu.
We got to talking. I told her that almost all of the fast food places now have healthy choice menus to choose from and still eat healthy while eating out with your family and friends.
Miss Pat invited me to come and talk to you all about what’s good to eat at your favorite fast food restaurants.
The class didn’t look to sure about this. After all, each one of them had their favorite foods to eat at the local fast food restaurants and weren’t too sure about giving up what they always ordered for something off the healthy choice menu. But, after all, Grandpa Dooley loved to eat and if he said the foods on the healthy choice menu tasted good, well, they could at least hear what he had to say. Besides, he was their friend’s grandpa and their music teacher. Two more reasons to pay attention and be respectful.
“Okay, boys and girls,” began Grandpa Dooley, “I know your moms and dads and teachers are all talking to you about eating healthy so you feel well and have energy to learn and play.
I also know how much fun it is to eat out at a fast food restaurant. So, here’s a list of what you can eat at some of your favorite restaurants and still eat healthy:
Burger King -Whopper Jr, no mayo (260 calories, 10g total fat) Side -Fresh Apple Fries with Caramel Sauce ( 70 calories, o.5g of total fat) Sweet -Frozen Cherry Drink ( 140 calories, 0 total fat)
McDonald’s -Premium Grilled Chicken Classic ( 420 calories, 10g total fat) Side – Apple Dippers with Low Fat Carmel Dip (420calories, 10g total fat) Sweet – Kids Cone ( 45 calories, 1g total fat)
Subway – 6″ Turkey Breast on 7 Grain Bread ( 280 calories, 3.5g total fat) Side – Apple Slices ( 35 calories, o total fat) Sweet – Oatmeal Raisin Cookie ( 200 calories, 8g total fat)
Wendy’s – Ultimate Chicken Grill ( 370 calories, 7g total fat) Side -Mandarin Orange Cup (90 calories, o total fat) Sweet – Junior Original Frosty(150 Calories, 4g total fat)
Kentucky – 3 Crispy Strips ( 340 calories, 11 g of total fat) Side – Green Beans ( 20 calories, 0.5 g total fat) Sweet – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ( 150 calories, 6g total fat)
“So, boys and girls,” said Grandpa Dooley, “The next time I see you eating out at a fast food restaurant, I hope you are eating something from the healthy choice menu!”