Introduction: How to Hack a Healthier McDonald's Meal

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It's been a while since my last instructable. Anyways, I been trying to eat healthier, and I know many of you are thinking "then don't eat at McDonald's" but like most Americans McDonald's has us trapped by cheap, fatty, and salty foods. I have been to the MceDonald's website and they actually have a nice MealBuilder there that tells you all ingredients, calories, carbohydrates, and let's you custom build a healthier meal. I highly recommend it.

Step 1: Ordering

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I order a McChicken Sandwich without mayo, Side salad with Low Fat Italian Dressing, and glass of water (remember water healthier the and soda)

Step 2: Taking Apart a McChicken Sandwich

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open your sandwich on the provided paper. Then take lettuce off and place in Salad. get rid of bun. Next place chicken patty on the provided paper.

Step 3: Cutting Chicken Patty and Putting on Salad

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- Cut patty into bite size pieces.
- Place pieces on salad.
- Add salad dressing.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Okay it's not the healthiest, but it's better than hamburger and fries.

Calories 230
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 11.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg (11%)
Sodium 750 mg
Total Carbs 22 g
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 2330IU (45%)
Vitamin C 14mg (25%)
Calcium 30mg (4%)
Iron 1mg (6%)


carol.j.bernier (author)2015-01-18

I also do this. If i'm working on the road it is a quick solution. I usually get a large unsweetened ice tea with my meal. My ice tea always lasts into the afternoon. These are all off the dollar menu in CT so it cost me $3.19 including tax.

jtmax24 (author)carol.j.bernier2015-01-18

Most awesome!

ShadowPatriot90 (author)2015-01-16

Just curious, how much did it all cost with tax?

jtmax24 (author)ShadowPatriot902015-01-17

was $2.49 in Texas.... don't know what other state taxes are..
McChicken Sandwich is one the dollar menu
Side Salad was a $1.39

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