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McDonald’s Introducing Fruits, Veggies and Salads as Side Alternatives to Fries

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McDonald’s is now giving customers the option to trade the fries they love with healthier side options like side salads, fruits or vegetables in their value meals, because apparently some people would rather be miserable than enjoy their lunches. Now, I’m not saying there aren’t people who wouldn’t benefit from making healthier eating choices – just that those people would probably enjoy themselves more if they picked up a veggie burrito from Chipotle – something that at least tastes good, and not like a pile of sad, wilted nothings.

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The new options will be available at 30 to 50 percent of the chain’s largest markets within the next three years (including the U.S.), and all of them by 2020, according to an infographic by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Luckily, we proverbial horses don’t need to drink a lick from Mickey D’s health fountain if we don’t want to.

Or in other words, give me frites or give me death.

H/T + PicThx Healthier Generation

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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