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McDonald’s Bariatric Friendly Food: After Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Dieting

When any of us think of fast food establishments, the first restaurant that comes to mind is the iconic golden arches, McDonald’s. McDonald’s has grown into a global brand and is committed to their values and innovation. The restaurant is loved by the masses and visited by 68 million customers every day.

McDonald’s restaurants have always been known for their hamburgers, french fries and soft drinks. Over the years they have grown their menu to include; happy meals, sandwiches and breakfast.

So, who’s craving Micky D’s? What should you order at McDonald’s  1https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/full-menu.html after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery? Which foods are bariatric friendly to post gastric and post bypass surgery patients? Continue to read and you will find out.

Bariatric Friendly McDonalds Breakfast and Sides 

Apple Slices Side Salad Cuties Egg White Delite McMuffin Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Sausage Burrito
Nutrition Facts Apple Slices Side Salad Cuties Egg White Delite McMuffin Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Sausage Burrito
Calories 15 15 35 260 260 300
Cal Fat 0 0 0 70 40 140
Fat 0 0 0 8 4 16
Carbs 4 3 8 29 49 26
Fiber 0 1 0 2 5 1
Sugar 3 1 6 3 18 2
Protein 0 1 0 16 6 13
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 4 5
  • Apple Slices- Crispy and juicy snack of real apple slices.
  • Side Salad- Freshly prepared side salad with crisp chopped romaine, baby spinach, baby kale, red leaf lettuce, ribbon cut carrots, tasty grape tomatoes. 
  • Cuties- Fresh tangerine fruit.
  • Egg White Delite McMuffin- Grade A egg white on a toasted english muffin topped with real butter and add lean Canadian bacon and melty American cheese. 
  • Fruit and Maple Oatmeal- Two full servings of whole-grain oats and a touch of cream. It’s loaded with red and green apples, cranberries and two varieties of raisins for a hearty, wholesome breakfast of whole-grain oatmeal and fruit.
  • Sausage Burrito- Scrambled egg, sausage, melty cheese, green chiles, and onions, all wrapped in a soft tortilla.

McDonald’s Bariatric Friendly Main Menu

McNuggets McNuggets Hamburger Snack Wrap Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Nutrition Facts 4 Piece  Chicken  Nugget 6 Piece Chicken Nugget Hamburger Ranch Snack Wrap w/ Grilled Chicken Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Calories 180 270 250 270 380
Cal Fat 100 140 70 110 60
Fat 11 16 8 12 7
Carbs 11 16 31 25 44
Fiber 1 1 2 1 3
Sugar 0 0 6 2 11
Protein 10 15 13 16 37
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5
  • 4 Piece Chicken Nugget- Tender, juicy Chicken McNuggets are made with 100% white meat chicken and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • 6 Piece Chicken Nugget- Tender, juicy Chicken McNuggets are made with 100% white meat chicken and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Hamburger- 100% pure beef patty seasoned with  salt and pepper, then topped with pickles, chopped onions, ketchup and mustard. 
  • Ranch Snack Wrap w/ Grilled Chicken- A tender and juicy all white meat chicken filet made with real buttermilk. Topped with  ranch dressing, iceberg lettuce, jack and cheddar cheeses wrapped in a soft flour tortilla.
  • Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich- Grilled chicken breast sandwich made with all white meat chicken fillet and perfectly marinated for juicy flavor. Layered with leaf lettuce and sliced roma tomato, and topped with mayo, all on our delectable artisan sandwich roll.

McDonald’s Bariatric Friendly Salads

Asian Salad Asian Salad Bacon Ranch Salad Bacon Ranch Salad Southwest Salad Southwest Salad
Nutrition Facts Premium Asian Salad w/o Chicken Premium Asian Salad w/Grilled Chicken Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/o Chicken Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Grilled Chicken Premium Southwest Salad w/o Chicken Premium Southwest Salad w/Grilled Chicken
Calories 140 320 190 320 220 350
Cal Fat 70 120 110 120 90 100
Fat 7 14 12 14 10 12
Carbs 13 8 9 9 26 27
Fiber 5 3 3 3 6 6
Sugar 7 3 3 4 9 9
Protein 7 42 14 42 8 37
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5
  • Premium Asian Salad w/o Chicken- Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, baby kale, lollo rossa lettuce, red leaf lettuce, red oak lettuce, red tango lettuce, red romaine lettuce, red butter lettuce.
  •  Premium Asian Salad w/ Grilled Chicken- Chicken filet made with all white meat chicken, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, baby kale, lollo rossa lettuce, red leaf lettuce, red oak lettuce, red tango lettuce, red romaine lettuce, red butter lettuce.
  • Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/o Chicken- Chopped romaine, baby spinach, baby kale, red leaf lettuce, ribbon cut carrots, grape tomatoes, and jack and cheddar cheeses, applewood smoked bacon.
  • Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Grilled Chicken- Chicken filet made with all white meat chicken grilled and seasoned. Layered on top of  chopped romaine, baby spinach, baby kale, red leaf lettuce, ribbon cut carrots, grape tomatoes, and jack and cheddar cheeses, applewood smoked bacon.
  • Premium Southwest Salad w/o Chicken- Crisp chopped romaine, baby spinach, baby kale, red leaf lettuce and ribbon cut carrots, with black beans, roasted corn and tomatoes, and poblano peppers. Topped with cheddar and jack cheeses, chili-lime tortilla strips and cilantro. 
  • Premium Southwest Salad w/ Grilled chicken- Chicken fillet grilled and seasoned, with black beans, roasted corn and tomatoes, and poblano peppers. Topped with cheddar and jack cheeses, chili-lime tortilla strips and cilantro. All atop chopped romaine, baby spinach, baby kale, red leaf lettuce and ribbon cut carrots. 

Bariatric Friendly Items from McDonald's

Bariatric Friendly Meal Selections

Breakfast:

  1. Egg White Delite McMuffin
  2. Fruit and Maple Oatmeal

Lunch:

  1. Ranch Snack Wrap With Grilled Chicken
  2. Premium Asian Salad With Grilled Chicken 

Dinner:

  1. Premium Southwest Salad With Grilled Chicken
  2. Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Extra Hungry:

  1. Premium Bacon Ranch Salad With Grilled Chicken and Apple Slices
Nutrition Facts Breakfast: Egg White Delite McMuffin Breakfast: Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Lunch: Ranch Snack Wrap with Grilled Chicken Lunch: Premium Asian Salad w/ Grilled Chicken Dinner: Premium Southwest Salad w/Grilled Chicken Dinner: Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich Extra Hungry:Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/Grilled Chicken and apple slices
Calories 260 260 270 320 220 380 365
Cal Fat 70 40 110 120 90 60 100
Fat 8 4 12 14 10 7 12
Carbs 29 49 25 8 26 44 31
Fiber 2 5 1 3 6 3 6
Sugar 3 18 2 3 9 11 12
Protein 16 6 16 42 8 37 37
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

McDonalds History

In 1948 The McDonald Brothers re-opened their restaurant marketing it as a self service drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino California. Their menu is focused on the staple of a 15 cent hamburger. The success of this restaurant led the brothers to franchise their business concept.

McDonalds has been dominating the industry as an American symbol for classic hamburgers for decades. Currently the company has over 36,000 restaurants in over 100 nations.

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