Friday, July 10, 2009

McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait Healthy Choice at 160 Calories


We know you crave the chocolate triple thick shake, but if you're trying, and we mean really trying to stay healthy, then this quick snack will satisfy your hunger and your wallet:

McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait. 160 Calories. Only a buck on the dollar menu!
And what's not to love? Blueberries and strawberries sitting in cool, creamy low fat yogurt with crunchy granola.

Healthy for the whole family. And it's made of good stuff, according to McDonald's:

McDonald’s works with the top dairy suppliers in the industry, such as Dannon® and General Mills®, to supply the low fat vanilla yogurt found in the Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait. Our yogurt uses only Grade A low fat milk, plus live active yogurt cultures.

And the 160 Calories in the Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait are not difficult to burn off. We did some research and found this nugget at the livestrong.com website:

You could burn off the 160 calories from this Fruit N Yogurt Parfait in a variety of ways: Stroller - pushing baby stroller for 59 minutes
Studying - sitting for 82 minutes
Lawn Care - raking for 34 minutes
We like the idea of burning off this snack by er, studying-sitting for 82 minutes, ha ha.
Here's the nutritional breakdown for this McDonald's healthy choice:

Nutrition FactsServing Size: 5.3 oz (149g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
15%
Iron
4%
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 11.2% Carbs 75.0%
Protein 10.0%

Hey, for only $1 and 2 total fat grams, this is a dieter's dream.

2 comments:

beebee's hungry said...

Nice try JTania but I still friggin' want the thick chocolate triple shake!

Charles Teasley said...

I was very surprised. This was an excellent choice, especially for a McDonalds item. Now, of I can just skip the large black coffee, I may make it a healthy visit.