McDonald's unveils newer, healthier chicken nuggets

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As a mom, we know that our children's health is our number one concern. That's why we pay such close attention to what we feed them.

Sometimes after a long day, we need a quick meal. But we also don't want to feed our children foods that contain harmful and artificial ingredients.

We recently had a chance to sit down with some local McDonald's franchisees in South Florida to discuss the restaurant's new and simpler Chicken McNuggets, as well as McDonald's commitment to provide healthier and natural foods to its customers. The three franchisees, owned by two moms and a dad, explained how they have seen McDonald's evolve over the years as they grew up in the business.

We also had the opportunity to taste test the new McNuggets, which are made with 100% white meat and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Many of us noticed a slight difference in flavor from the McNuggets we grew up eating. However, we liked the new taste and the fact that they were healthier, even more.

Keep reading for an announcement from McDonald's, more information about the McDonald's App, and for the giveaway!

McNuggets

McDonald’s USA recently announced a number of moves across its menu as the company continues to evolve. This includes:
  • Removing artificial preservatives from several items, including its iconic Chicken McNuggets, which also don’t have artificial colors or flavors. Across its breakfast menu, the pork sausage patties and omelet-style eggs served on McGriddles, Bagel and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches, along with the scrambled eggs on its breakfast platters, now have no artificial preservatives.
  • Rolling out new buns this month that no longer contain high fructose corn syrup, including those used on Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sandwiches. The Artisan roll introduced in 2015 never contained high fructose corn syrup.
  • Completing a major commitment nearly a year ahead of schedule to only serve chicken free of antibiotics.

Click HERE to read the full announcement about all of their new developments.

Download the McDonald's App

You can Discover Delicious Deals by downloading the McDonald's App. The app offers both national and local deals. Some national deals they currently have running are:
  • Savings to Savor
Get a FREE 4 piece Chicken McNuggets, made with no artificial flavors or colors and now no artificial preservatives, with purchase of Large Extra Value Meal® when you use their App!
  • Sip, Sip, Hooray!
Buy 5 McCafé® beverages, get 1 FREE!

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South Florida Mamas, We've Got a Giveaway For You!

Win a McDonald's McNugget Happy Meal every week for a Year! 5 Winners- Ends 8-31-16.

Enter now to secure one sweepstakes entry for your chance to win McDonald’s Happy Meals featuring the new, simpler Chicken McNuggets every week for a year*. Additional entries will go up for grabs—by following @McD_SouthFLA on Twitter or by downloading the McDonald’s App to Discover Delicious Deals.

Open to US Only, 18+ years old. One entry per house­hold, per IP address. Win­ner will be cho­sen ran­domly by the entry form. Win­ner will have 48 hours to respond before another win­ner is cho­sen. Give­away begins 8/17/2016 at 12:01am ET and ends 8/31/2016 at 11:59pm ET

*Free McDonald's for 1 awarded as 52 McDonald’s Happy Meal “Be Our Guest” coupon cards to be used once every week for a year . Redeemable only at participating McDonald’s in Miami-Dade, Broward & Monroe County.

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Passionate parents (mom & dad bloggers) with a nose for fashion (women's petite, children), food & fun (travel). We are former & current television journalists who met in the business, got married and now have two multi-cultural children.