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vsandsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:44 am    Post subject: McDonalds Yogurt & Parfait: POST A REVIEW Reply with quote

I tried one for the first time this morning. I really liked it. It is only 90 calories and 1 gram of fat. I think it will become one of my favorite snacks.
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rmanley5



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are okay, but sometimes the fruit isn't so great. The blueberries are often dried out or the strawberries unripe. Good for a quick sweet snack, the granola is probably not the best diet strategy, I usually skip it.
Adds a lot of flavor though.


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bbbbeth



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without granola, my info says they are 130 cals, not 90. The granola adds another 30 or so.

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cheeractress1



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Hate it. Reply with quote

There's nothing wrong with the taste, but it's not in my diet program, and it's just NOT something I want in my body. I'm also a little prejudiced against McDonald's. Confused
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Furie



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had them a couple of times and liked them, but have to agree that the fruit isn't always the best quality. Had one last week where the raspberries were REALLY over-ripe and the texture was just nasty. Otherwise I do enjoy them, which is a good thing for a fruitless feaster! Very Happy


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cwillows



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love them! I don't get them as much anymore, but I used to all the time

For anyone who is Canadian, I also love the yogurt and berries from Tim Hortons, and since I work at a Tim Hortons, I can make my own, and I like them about 3/4 berries and 1/4 yogurt... I love berries!!
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atwistedlime



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love these. Something I found that works with these is to toss them in the freezer for about an hour. They make a great frozen yogurt. Smile I do often ditch the fruit (or order without) and add my own mix of berries at home.

Many of the restaurants will allow you to order no fruit and/or granola.

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Millerrd



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Mc Donalds Yogurt Parfiat Reply with quote

Just to let you all know they actually prepare them at the store, I work there. If you don't like the fruit you can always just say you just want the yogurt instead and they can just give you that and the granola, also the Fruit and Walnut salad is pretty good, it comes with the yogurt and fresh apples and grapes I like that too.


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Bird77



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going to pick what to cut, I'd say the granola. While sweet, the fruit does provide essential nutrients, while granola is not a very good pick (lots of sugar).

I don't do McDonald's, though, because I hate the smell of all that grease. But I like to bring a low-fat, low-sugar single-serve yogurt to work and add some trail mix (I like the kind that's lots of nuts and seeds with dried cranberries and raisins) for breakfast. It gets a good dose of protein and calcium into my day, and the nuts also provide EFAs. I add that or 2 tbsp. of ground flax seed. I also bring whatever fresh fruit is seasonal.

Total prep time? About a minute to grab the stuff out of my fridge, and about another minute to stir it together at my desk--way faster than waiting in line at McD's. I also know exactly what I'm eating. No questions about variations in yogurt varieties, whether the fruit is fresh, etc. And it's cheaper, too.

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kmvrana



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, with 2 little kids, I take them to McDonalds about once every couple of months. Particularly if there is a cool toy in the Happy Meal that they want. It is a rare treat for them as I cook at home.

I really enjoy the yogurt parfait. The fruit is the one variable and I have had some good and some bad. I think fruit is going to be like that, though. Especially berries, which are so perishable and delicate. I am just glad there is something for me on the menu that I can have. I usually have a small yogurt parfait with no granola and a grilled chicken sandwich w/ lettuce and tomtao (dry).

Katie

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7195



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have anything against MCDonalds,
but I agree with Bird that making your own
makes so much more sense. Why go through
the drive-up, and get a container of yogurt
(as some of you were suggesting) when you
could stop at the grocery store and get a whole
bunch of individual yogurts for cheaper, and
you could add your own fresh/frozen fruit and
eat them all week for a healthy treat?! I guess
we all have been guilty of believing that fast food
is faster than we could make ourselves. Sometimes
it's true, but in my life, the health nut in me always
wins! I would rather put a little more effort in, and
know exactly what is in what I'm eating. I think that
everyone has a few minutes in the evening that they
could use to throw together a healthy treat. I've eaten
those fruit-n-yogurt parfaits many times in the past, but
honestly I think the yogurt is way too sweet and has a
thick texture that makes it hard to swallow. Plus the
fruit is usually soggy and tasteless. The only thing I
really liked was the granola, and even that was pretty
sweet and not very natural like the stuff at the health
food store. So....I say if you HAVE to go to MCDonald's,
it's not the worst thing you could pick, but why does
anyone HAVE to go there?? Don't make excuses for it,
but just be honest with yourself. I make a great treat
at home in my blender that is FAST and HEALTHY.
Take 1 C. plain yogurt, 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1/2 or
whole frozen or fresh banana, and 1 c. of frozen strawberries.
Then add 1/2 tsp. vanilla and blend well. Pour into a glass
and drink, or do what I do. I pour it into a bowl, and I
call it "Strawberry Cream Soup" and eat it w/ a spoon.
I feel really spoiled and fulfilled this way. So.... ENJOY!
-Jana Wink

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