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McDonald’s #Wholesome Choices – Examples, Tips, and Ideas

McDonald's Wholesome Choices BloggerMy husband and I were talking about the ‘McDonald’s Wholesome Chocies‘ blogger event I went to a few days ago with special guest Andrea Riggs from Get Body Beautiful, when my son overheard us and asked “what does wholesome mean“?  I had him look up the definition on my iPhone.  According to Merriam-Webster the definition of wholesome is ‘promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit‘.  So wholesome doesn’t mean perfect?, he asked.  “No” I said.. when you say you are trying to be wholesome, then you are making an effort to promote the health of your body, mind, and spirit through exercise, food, and other things like laughter.

So back to what I was talking to my husband about..  I am partnering with McDonald’s on their Wholesome Choices Blogger Program.  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing tips and ideas for making more wholesome choices in your every day life.   As a parent of two children and a business owner I am always searching for ways to be more relaxed, energetic, and for both my family and I to be more wholesome. Whether living a wholesome life is through exercise, laughing together, or eating more better, wholesomeness can be achieved in many different ways.  Through this ‘challenge’, I have committed to losing one dress size by making more wholesome choices.  Not just food choices but with exercise as well.

Let McDonald’s help your family make better food choices when you are on the go.  Through the McDonald’s “Made For You” cooking system, you can special order various menu items to help meet your nutritional needs. A range of serving sizes make it easy to create meal combinations that work for you and your family.  The calorie count in McDonald’s newer menu items may be reduced by lessening the portion size, among other ways.  McDonald’s offers a variety of whole-grain oatmeal choices on the breakfast menu which are available all day. The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and the Apple Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal are both 100% natural whole grain oats, rich in fiber.

Follow McDonald’s Atlanta on Twitter @McDonaldsATL and check out their website for real-time promos, meal ideas and how to make the most of your McDonald’s experience.


Disclosure: McDonald’s partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Wholesome Choices” Blogger Program.  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. McDonald’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

Vote for our Corner Bakery Cafe Holiday Corner Catering Challenge photograph!

We’d appreciate it if you took a moment to check out and vote for our photograph on Corner Bakery Cafe’s Facebook page. If our photograph gets the most votes then we get to select one lucky The Mommy Insider reader to win a Corner Bakery Café Holiday Catering Package. There are some great photographs!

Corner Bakery Cafe holiday catering

What’s this contest about?

The Mommy Insider Editor, Alicia, was chosen along with 11 other awesome bloggers in the U.S. to be part of Corner Bakery Cafe’s Holiday Corner Catering Challenge. The challenge required that we (the challenged bloggers) arrange food catered to us by Corner Bakery Cafe in a festive way. I went through a few ideas before settling on a Nutcracker theme which my kids LOVED! What they really love is that we have six more Nutcrackers to play with this year than last year. Greedy little kids! Unfortunately, two of the Nutcrackers Sebastian and I picked out were kicked out of the scene due to space issues.

About our party

We had a great party with a couple of families who put a lot of work into my son’s Cub Scout pack, den.. not sure which it’s called. They work hard to keep the Cub Scouts busy and I honestly don’t know how they do it with kids, work, and all. Thanks Kim, Jeff, Holly, and David for joining our Corner Bakery Cafe party and for waiting until I got my 1000th photograph before eating the awesome food!
The food was delightful. Crisp vegetables and delicious dip, sandwiches packed with juicy meat, cheese, & vegetables and deserts filled my dining room table with happiness.. for a little while at least. The food disappeared pretty quickly. The Baby Bundt Cakes were divine.. yum.. and the kids have never enjoyed my chocolate chip cookies (refrigerated dough) nearly as much as Corner Bakery Cafe’s. They could fake it.. or not.

How to vote and what’s in it for you?

Corner Bakery Cafe voteAt the end of the week, if our photograph has the most votes we will receive a Corner Bakery Cafe Holiday Catering Package to giveaway to one of our readers that is located within a Corner Bakery Cafe community. The package will include an assortment of freshly baked treats like the signature Cinnamon Creme Cake, boxes of the Mini Cookies and Baby Bundt Cakes along with a $50 catering certificate. What are you waiting for? Vote for our photograph now and help us win!

To vote go to the Corner Bakery Facebook page, select the “Holiday” tab, and click the “I like this” button below the The Mommy Insider photo.

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