Hi All! Have you heard that McDonald’s recently added oatmeal to their breakfast menu? My first thought? Oh! Finally a healthy option at Micky D’s that I can enjoy when everyone else is craving their hangover McMuffins! I thought wrong.
Here is a great article by journalist and food writer Mark Bittman on how you can leave it to McDonald’s to ruin everything remotely healthy. Oatmeal is perhaps one of the cheapest, most simply prepared whole grain and has made itself accessible on just about every grocery store shelf in America. Just. add. water. So how, you may ask, does McDonald’s version of this whole grain goodness contain more sugar than a Snickers bar and offer an ingredient list 21 items long?! Read here. They apparently added more than water, making this seemingly healthy breakfast item just 10 calories less than an Egg McMuffin. Gross.