Before I started my weight loss and fitness journey I used to love, I mean LOVE, going to McDonald's to eat. I would go every week and of course, each time I went I Super Sized EVERYTHING!! I at least had a Diet Coke so I'm sure that helped a lot! Whew!!
We went to Mickey D's so often, that my young son said one time. "Ahhhhh Mom!!...McDonald's again? Can't we have some vegetable or salad instead?" I was soooo confused by that....I was thinking..."Hey, who are you and where is my kid!!" Obviously he couldn't possibly be mine, because he would have to be addicted to fast food just like me, right?
Anyway that did not stop me from dragging my kids there. Makes me so sad to think about it today. You see I took something fun....something that was meant to be a treat and I abused it for them and myself. When we went, it was never a treat. It was just so ordinary. I'm sure my kids were bored out of their minds. What was I thinking?
Then along comes my Grand Baby girls. Because I know what I know, about fast food, I have refused to take them to any place that offers this type of food. So far, after 4 years, I have not gone with them. I made a vow that I would not be that kind of Grandma.
So my little creative mind gets revved up and I'm thinking....Instead of going to a fast food establishment, maybe I could create my own Happy Meal that would include healthy and fun foods!!
I found this picture to kind of show what I was thinking....
Cute huh? I don't know what the ingredients really are by looking at the picture, but in my world, they would all be healthy foods ~ Whole wheat roll, turkey, lettuce, Jicama, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fat free cheese. I'm not sure my Grand Baby girls would fall for this, but I think it's pretty cute!
Glad I'm changing my family tree and making smarter and healthier choices for my entire family!!
How about you ~ Are you making life changes?