Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Get Lean: McDonald's Launches New "Favorites Under 400" Menu Platform

By: Finance Foodie 

In addition to introducing the limited-time “Flavors of Summer” menu, McDonald’s is also continuing to focus on the nutritional commitments they made a year ago to make calorie information more accessible to its customers. Last month, McDonald’s launched “Favorites Under 400 Calories,” a new national menu platform featuring popular food and beverage choices for under 400 calories at counters and drive-thrus nationwide. This menu puts the calories front and center, and serves to empower customers and employees to make choices that are right for their nutrition needs.
Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich (350 calories)


Many customers will be pleasantly surprised to learn about calories of some of their favorite menu options at McDonald's – in fact, about 80% of McDonald's menu items are under 400 calories! Additionally, throughout the duration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, McDonald’s Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut, Champion of Food Kids, and Olympic Athletes will team-up to share creative home meal ideas, using fun, wholesome and great-tasting recipes with McDonald’s ingredients to help encourage family meal-time activities (You can view them on McDonald’s website by clicking on “The Best Of Our Best Taste” icon).
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (150 calories)
So you ask - what is my "Favorites under 400" menu item? Well most people are shocked to discover that I eat a Egg McMuffin twice a week for breakfast (300 calories) and have been consistently doing this for the past three years. Not exactly the most glam of foods for a food writer like myself, but hey, it's convenient and gets the job done! Not only is the McMuff a good source of protein and tasty, but the calorie count / filling you up ratio is quite low (favorable) as well. And a little consistency in a volatile market is all I can ask for some days....
Egg McMuffin (300 calories)
***Giveaway***
Congrats - Lara! 

McDonald's wants financefoodie.com's readers to get healthy this summer with a month of free "Favorites Under 400" meals ! One lucky reader will a $25 Arch Card, ten (10) coupons good for any Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Egg McMuffin and Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (10 each)!

Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card, 10 Grilled Chicken, 10 Egg McMuffin and 10 Fruit and Yogurt Parfait free product coupons (ARV: $50)


There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what item on the "Favorites under 400" menu you are most excited to try. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The  coupons are being provided by McDonald's. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card. I was not compensated for this post.

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/238777837455282176

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susan1215 said...

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Kylie Carlson said...

I really want to try the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie Carlson said...

I follow you on Twitter- @kcarlson1152. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

squiresj said...

strawberry banana smoothie
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magic5905 said...

I love their Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.
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magic5905 said...

I follow you on twitter, harvester5905
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Kathy P said...

id love to try the mango pineapple smoothie that looks so good

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Kathy P said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/238796879041818624

Ericka said...

The premium grilled chicken sandwich
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Ericka said...

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Ericka said...

tweet
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cindiizzy said...

I like the egg mcmuffins

Anonymous said...

The premium chicken sandwich.
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cindiizzy said...

I love the egg mcmuffins!

lini said...

Most excited bout dem yummy fries.

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ThriftyAnnabella said...

The Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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Anonymous said...

I want to try the premium grill chicken sandwich.
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Unknown said...

The fish sandwich! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: @sumer804
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Unknown said...

I follow you on twitter mommysdizzy

KJ Skib said...

I would like the fruit and yogurt parfeit.
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KJ Skib said...

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Derk Thomas said...

Egg McMuffin is a classic I have not tired of.

Erica C. said...

I love that the English muffin with egg, bacon, and cheese is only 300 calories!
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daveshir2005 said...

The filet o fish sounds good

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daveshir2005 said...

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1froglegs said...

I would get the filet o fish.

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1froglegs said...

I follow you on twitter

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I tweeted at https://twitter.com/1froglegs/status/238830439488434177
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spirit_kim said...

I love Egg McMuffins so that would be my choice first!
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sleepy headed mom said...

I would love to try the Premium Grilled Chicken Ranch BLT Sadnwich. I saw bacon and got hungry. :)

sleepy headed mom said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter (@ Sleepyheadedmom)


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bev said...

I would like to try the Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Thanks for having this contest!

Carolyn Daley said...

I am most excited about the McCafe Caramel Mocha at 250 calories
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Carolyn Daley said...

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Rebecca Shockley said...

I would like to try the premium grilled chicken sandwich
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Rebecca Shockley said...

I follow you on Twitter as @mngirlinssp
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Rebecca Shockley said...

I tweeted
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Emmy said...

I am most excited about trying the grilled chicken ranch snack wrap<3!!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOO VERY MUCH:)!!! mslamani(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mommy T said...

I'm an Egg McMuffin fan too and didn't realize it was fairly lo-cal. I don't feel nearly so guilty now for my weekend splurge :)

Mommy T said...

I follow you on twitter (thriftygrrrl)

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to trying the Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Kind of awesome that it's under 400 calories! Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

I follow you on Twitter (pjgirl74). Thanks!
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Unknown said...

Grilled chicken sandwich

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Unknown said...

follow you on twitter as @SarahYurga

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EliB123 said...

Filet-O-Fish
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EliB123 said...

I'm following Finance Foodie on Twitter with handle @bfooduf

EliB123 said...

https://twitter.com/bfooduf/status/238870363751186432

elangomatt said...

Aaron Bretveld

I love the 6pc chicken nuggets, but I bet the fruit and walnuts fruit salad would be great!

elangomatt said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter with user @elangomatt

slehan said...

Egg McMuffin is my favorite
Thanks for the contest.

I hate the capture thing

slehan said...

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slehan said...

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Trisha McKee said...

I have avoided the egg mcmuffin because I thought it was high in calories. Now I want to try it!!!

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Trisha McKee said...

Following Finance Foodie on twitter as @wordromancer

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Unknown said...

I am excited to try the Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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Cweller75 said...

I would love to try the fish filet

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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...would like to try the Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

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Brian E. said...

Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

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@brianpiero Re-Tweeted your Tweet: https://twitter.com/financefoodie1/status/238328034594267138

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Unknown said...

Grilled Chicken sounds perfect to me
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Unknown said...

I follow on Twitter @2BeFitBy50

Unknown said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/2BeFitBy50/status/238954392936656896

Inez Cegelis said...

Im excited about the egg mcmuffin


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Inez Cegelis said...

I am a follower on twitter @InezCegelis

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dvice12 said...

I like the medium strawberry banana fruit smoothie

Tracey said...

I'm hooked on the filet-o-fish sandwiches.
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Katharina said...

I'm most excited to try the grilled chicken sandwich. I had no idea it was under 400 calories!
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Katharina said...

I follow you on Twitter. (Katharina Ess) angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

Roxann said...

I want to try the grilled premium chicken sandwich.

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Crystal F said...

I would have to say the Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken. thank you!
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Roxann said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. @ladyt64
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Renee said...

Fruit and yogurt parfait please!

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Unknown said...

McCafe Latte for me :)
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Unknown said...

Follow you on twitter dddiva
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carolpie said...

I would like to try the premium grilled chicken sandwich.
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carolpie said...

I follow you on Twitter dresdenrain
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Anonymous said...

I like the egg mcmuffin - no meat though. Just egg and cheese.

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carolpie said...

https://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/238987388465053696 tweet
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Unknown said...

The yogurt parfait is awesome!

SolDucky said...

I can finally have dairy again after a year of, and the iced latte looks divine!

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susansmoaks said...

the grilled chicken ranch snack wrap sounds good to me
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susansmoaks said...

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susansmoaks said...

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Anonymous said...

Would like to try the Egg McMuffin, been a long time

dmoniz1980 said...

I love the premium grilled chicken sandwich they are always juicy I have never got a dry piece of chicken yet knock on wood

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Unknown said...

fish sammich! sleeping.swans@gmail.com

Unknown said...

followed on twitter @kreestle

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/\Heather/\ said...

Fruit and maple oatmeal looks good!
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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow you on twitter - choochoo428

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Retweeted this - https://twitter.com/financefoodie1/status/238328034594267138

SolDucky said...

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tweeted!

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kat said...

I love the Filet of Fish!! I buy one every chance I get.
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Melanie Montgomery said...

I wanna try the medium fries!



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tamathamc said...

love the egg mcmuffin but that mango pineapple smoothie looks tasty
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tamathamc said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/tamathahunter/status/239016964213858306

tamathamc said...

twitter follower, last name hunter

brich2222 said...

want to try the fish filet

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Leslie S. said...

The filet of fish looks so good.Thanks!
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Leslie S. said...

I follow on twitter as lstanziani.Thanks!
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Leslie S. said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/lstanziani/status/239023306446090240
Thanks!
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kelly said...

I love the egg mcmuffins.

Derek Timm said...

I am most excited about the Grilled Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap.

buzzd said...

premium grilled chicken sandwich sounds good (email in profile)

buzzd said...

follow twitter @buzz8

clynsg said...

The Fillet o' Fish

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buzzd said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/buzz8/status/239041688771899393

Unknown said...

I love McDonald's Baked Apple Pies

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Unknown said...

I follow on twitter (@twotil)

Unknown said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/twotil/status/239044087582441473

Anonymous said...

Hey, I can still have my favorite McNuggets for under 400. Yes!

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Victoria R. said...

I'm excited to see the Spicy Chicken McBites are under 400 calories! I've been wanting to try them!


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Sandra O. said...

Egg McMuffin

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Sandra O. said...

I followed on Twitter!

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Sandra O. said...

Re-Tweeted =]

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SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE =)

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ladyvon5845 said...

I like the filet of Fish. ladyvon at grm dot net

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the bacon ranch dressing wilcarvic
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ladyvon5845 said...

I follow on twitter @ladyvon5845 ladyvon at grm dot net

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

The Strawberry and Banana Real Fruit Smoothie. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Amy delong said...

filet of fish
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Re said...

the chicken selects breast strips!

Re said...

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Giant Sis said...

Egg McMuffin is my fav!
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I follow you on twitter (giantsis)
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saver sara said...

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
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sumn said...

The premium grilled chicken sandwich looks good to me.

peppersalt said...

I like the grilled chicken sandwich. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

I am most excited about trying the Yogurt Parfait! It's a delicious and healthy choice for any time of day1

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Jenny18286 said...

My fav to try is the Egg McMuffin...YUM!

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Jackie Bennett said...

Honestly, I am a sucker for McDonald's French Fries so I am going to have to say the Medium Fry!

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Jackie Bennett said...

I also followed on Twitter via @JackieZombie92

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tina reynolds said...

I want to try the spicy chicken mcbites thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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I follow on twitter @eaglesforjack
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tina reynolds said...

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Melissa V said...

I love their real fruit smoothies....any flavor! Thanks-Melissa bergiejrfhe@yahoo.com

Kelly N. said...

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what item on the "Favorites under 400" menu you are most excited to try. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Filet-O-Fish baby

Kelly N. said...

2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)

@kelsweeps


WHY THE CAPTION SO HARD TO READ?

Kelly N. said...

TWEET

https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/239153456693248000

ltlbitone said...

I would try the Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap (Crispy)

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mail4rosey said...

I am most excited to try the Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Crispy).

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mail4rosey said...

I follow you on Twitter (@mail4rosey).

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mail4rosey said...

I follow you on Twitter (@mail4rosey).

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mail4rosey said...

I shared on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/239174135035604992

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mail4rosey said...

My tweet.
https://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/239174135035604992

The other one copy/pasted wrong and was a tweet I'd done b4 this one, but I don't see a way to erase it. Sorry for the mix-up.

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Harriett said...

I want to try the Grilled Chicken Sandwhich!

Harriett said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (@MrsHarriett)

cman said...

Hamburger and vanilla cone.

Nicole said...

I love the spicy McBites! holymoleynicoley@aol.com

Alaine88 said...

the egg mcmuffin
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Anonymous said...

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