Have you joined the kale movement? McDonald's has in order to be part of the in crowd, as well as draw a crowd of health food “nuts” into their processed food paradise. The trouble is, their new kale salad is less healthy than their “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun” burger, aka the Big Mac.
The “Keep Calm, Caesar On” salad, featured in McDonald's Canada, sounds fairly delicious as long as your goal is not watching your girlish figure while eating it. Made with crispy chicken, “real parmesan petals” and a lettuce blend with baby kale, rich in nutrients, but also exceedingly high in fat, hitting 53 grams, a sodium over load, at 1,400 milligrams, and 730 calories, when you add the Asiago Caesar dressing, this is not on any recommended weight loss program.
The flack, from so may regarding McDonald's menu of burgers and fries, has spurred the company into making healthy food choices available to those who want them. Yet most head to McDonald's because of the Big Mac and hot, greasy fries and not because they want to find a super-food at a fast-food chain.
A side by side comparison of the nutritional content of the kale laced salad versus the Big Mac can be found on the next page.