I have not tried the new Egg White Delight McMuffin at McDonald’s, only because I do not eat eggs nor do I eat pork. But for everyone that I know has tried it, they say the really like it.
A couple of weeks ago, I and another blogger were invited to the Mc Donald’s in Encino, CA for breakfast and to participate in a seminar. This gave us an opportunity to see that McDonald’s has added the New Egg White Delight has a healthier option to their menu.
Surprisingly, the Egg White Delight offers 200 calories per serving. It has features freshly grilled 100% egg whites. extra lean Canadian bacon, and white cheddar on a new muffin made with eight grams of whole grain. Although, it sounds pleasing I did try the muffin and it tasted good. I also opted for to try the fruit and maple oatmeal that is 290 calories along with one hash brown and orange juice.
The staff at McDonald’s was so accommodating. Initially, I wanted to tell everyone about the Egg White Delight. But, when they knew I was not going to try it, they practically offered the entire menu. I was very pleased with my options and they were all healthy. I am a true believer in eating healthy and if you choose something that you may think is not so healthy, it is okay to have it as long as you eat it in moderation. I must not forget we tried the McCafe real fruit smoothie, new Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie. I make smoothies for my family almost everyday, so I think I am a smoothie connoisseur . It was good and I have had one since trying it. My son who, does not normally like smoothies, likes the blueberry pomegranate smoothie as well. I have tried smoothies from many places and have tried making some to his liking and finally it took McDonald’s to create on he likes. Ok…I just need to get that recipe.
During our breakfast we listened to Registered Dietitian, Monica Montes. She spoke on the lack of knowledge of foods. Many times people find it hard to eat any where and are not making the right choices, especially when dining out in places like McDonald’s. McDonald’s was the first to introduce salads in the 1970’s and display nutritional facts. It is definitely in the forefront to offering balanced food choices. I guess McDonald’s has been more health conscious and many of us are unaware.
We also had the opportunity to take a tour. Watching how fast everything was prepared was amazing. The staff and they system was so fast. I have to admit trying to capture a shot of them preparing a burger was difficult, they were so quick.
I cannot end this post without mentioning the owner and staff of McDonald’s Encino. Owner, Steve Ho is a very friendly, funny and entertaining person. He has a true love for his store, employees and customers. I had the distinct impression that family means a lot to him. He and his wife purchased this location a few years ago and remodeled it, with a modern feel. Steve, says he eats at McDonald’s five days a week. He was able to list what he has each day of the week. He says he eats there five days a week, but on the weekends his children request to eat there also. It is like he cannot get away from it. But, I seriously doubt he wants to. It is like he has a daily menu, but every now and then if he gets the urge to eat something when he is not working, he goes through the drive thru and places an order. Can you imagine your boss driving up and placing an order? Surprise, surprise….Well, I do not think this staff has nothing to worry about, because Mr. Ho, describes his employees as family. He says, they all spend a lot of hours together, so this is his home away from home. I observed him with the store manager, Keila Espinoza and supervisor, Ted Panopio. They all had great energy. Steve has a great sense of humor and Keila and Ted would genuinely laugh at him. The level comfort was very strong. He expressed the level of trust with his employees and just watching their interaction I could understand why.
|Steve Ho, Keila Espinoza, Ted Panopio|
McDonald’s Encino has a great stuff and an owner that stands by his the product and LOVES McDonald’s.
If you have not tried the New Egg White Delight head over to your local McDonalds’s and keep in mind there are also other healthy food options as well.