A Healthy Kids Meal!

chick fil a kids mealI cook healthy meals for my family on a regular basis and we really try to limit the amount of fast food that we eat.   However, like most busy families, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to get the kids to karate, dance, and still have time to cook dinner before everyone starves to death. For the sake of time and convenience, we do find ourselves picking up a quick dinner to go more often than I would like.

I have mixed feelings about that drive thru window.

Whew!   Dinner is done.   (take a deep breath and do a happy dance in my head)

And

Oh, I’m a terrible mom for feeding this junk to my kids. (sinking feeling of guilt)

But FINALLY…

There is a healthy kids meal choice coming to the table.

Chick-Fil-A has announced a new choice coming to their Kids Menu….Grilled Chicken Nuggets!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!

My little girl loves just plain grilled chicken.   No sandwich, no wrap…just the chicken, please.   But it is impossible to get that for her at a fast food place without buying a whole chicken sandwich and cutting up the little pieces for her as I throw the rest of the sandwich parts in the trash.   So she gets the fried chicken nuggets because they are quick and easy.

Here is a summary of the new additions for kids at Chick-Fil-A:

1. Introduction of Grilled Nuggets: These gluten-free Grilled Nuggets are made from a boneless, skinless breast of chicken tumbled in a salt and pepper spice blend and then grilled to perfection. The four count is only 80 calories and 1 gram of fat, while the six count contains 110 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.

2. Addition of Buddy Fruits ® Pure Blended Fruit To Go: Apple Cinnamon – Each squeezable fruit pouch is gluten free, all natural and contains 100 percent pure fruit. It is 60 calories, 0 grams of fat and equals one serving of fruit.

3. Improved beverage options: Drinks with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are being removed from the Kid's Meal beverage choices. Children’s drink choices now include one-percent milk, 100 percent apple juice and freshly squeezed lemonade (30 percent DV vitamin C).

Chick-fil-A’s Grilled Nuggets, paired with the Fruit Cup and one-percent milk, is one of the most nutritious children’s meal combinations offered among any major fast food chain. The meal has only 210 calories and 3 grams of fat “ reflecting an 86 percent cut in fat grams and a 56 percent calorie reduction compared with its previous offerings.

Dear Chick-Fil-A,

This busy mom thanks you!

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