McDonald's is continuing its effort to make its menu healthier. For as long as McDonald's has been offering Value Meals, the formula has remained basically unchanged: a sandwich, fries, and a drink. But all that's about to change: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the fast-food giant will begin offering salads, fruit, and vegetables as options as well as fries.
RELATED: Are There Countries Without McDonald's?
The move was announced on Thursday at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, amid criticism that the chain promotes unhealthy eating habits. And now that we think of it, offering healthy options instead of fries makes perfect sense.
RELATED: McDonald's 10 Most Spectacular Menu Flops
They'll also reportedly begin using Happy Meal packaging to promote healthy childhood eating, with "fun" nutrition-related information.
RELATED: The World's Top 10 Coolest McDonald's
The chain has been working hard to compete with Panera Bread and other options that are perceived as a bit more classy and healthy, and not much more expensive.
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:33 AM EDT
McDonald's is continuing its effort to make its menu healthier. For as long as McDonald's has been offering Value Meals, the formula has remained basically unchanged: a sandwich, fries, and a drink. But all that's about to change: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the fast-food giant will begin offering salads, fruit, and vegetables as options as well as fries.Read More »from You Want Salad with That? McDonald’s to Offer Healthier Sides
Use pastrami and cheddar cheese in these basic yet flavorful scones for brunch this weekend.If you've ever loved a pastrami on rye with cole slaw and pickles after a bowl of matzo ball soup and before a slice of chocolate babka, you've come to the right place. Food writer Michael Zusman and Nick Zukin, co-owner of Portland deli Kenny and Zuke's, teamed up to publish this collection of the classic homestyle Jewish deli food you crave. First up, pastrami and cheddar scones via Brooklyn's famed Montreal-style Mile End Deli.Read More »from Pastrami and Cheddar Scones Recipe
These amazingly moist and full-flavored scones come to us from Mile End Deli, where they use Montreal smoked meat instead of pastrami, relying on the recipe devised by Mile End co-founder (and resident sardonic wit) Noah Bernamoff. At Mile End, they are always looking for ways to use the non-sandwich-worthy shards of smoked meat that flake off during carving, according to Mile End's co-founder and Noah's wife Rae Bernamoff. One use is MIle End's version of poutine, the Canadian one-course-weight-gain plan made with French fries, cheese curds, gravy and bits of
At the world's quirkiest restaurants, anything is possible. Ever wonder how the last meal on the Titanic tasted? Want nothing more than to chow down on a plate of hot wings while waiting for a load of whites to dry? Do you dare to dine suspended 150 feet up in the air?Read More »from The Wildest Restaurants on Earth
RELATED: 10 Outrageous Themed Destinations Around the World
Our list of the world's quirkiest restaurants explores the weirdest and wildest restaurants across the globe designed to indulge guests' wackiest whims.
RELATED: What Are the Worst Days to Travel?
For those unrelenting in their pursuit of a culinary adventure, these restaurants offer a delusion of delights that engage every sense and open the mouth and mind to imagination unrestricted by reality. From the fun, colorful fairylands of Disney princesses and Hello Kitty to the freakier fetishes of prisons, hospitals, and cannibalism, diners will embark on a gastronomic acid trip through the world's most idiosyncratic establishments where mundane meals are guaranteed to never be on the menu.
Dodge flying chickens in
- Everyday Food | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
Easy, speedy, and made in a single pot: That's what we call a dinner triple threat. One way to achieve the mealtime trifecta is to use a pressure cooker, which utilizes steam and a tightly sealed lid to create a high-pressure environment that accelerates the cooking process. It's like pressing fast-forward on your favorite dishes: Most can cook in a third of the time they would need in the oven or on the stove top. That means slow-cooked dishes, such as braised short ribs or pulled pork, are possible even on a weeknight. Unlike their vintage predecessors, modern pressure cookers are very safe, thanks to mechanisms that prevent the lid from opening until all of the pressure has been released. Lighter, quick-cooking foods, such as fish or delicate vegetables, can easily overcook, so save pressure cooking for heartier fare like large cuts of meat, sturdy root vegetables, and dried beans.
How It Works
When heated, some of the liquid turns into steam in the tightly sealed pressureRead More »from Cook One-Pot Meals in One-Third of the Time (Seriously!)
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:13 AM EDT
These edible spiders are fried in oil and contain gooey insides with a crunchy exterior.In the field of adventurous eating, those seeking flavor-packed thrills are often ready and willing to sample the world's most exotic cultural delicacies and outrageous ingredients.Read More »from Yuck or Yum? 5 Surprising Delicacies Around the World
RELATED: The World's 15 Most Dangerous Food Destinations
However, there are some foods out there that push those with even the most fearless palates to the outer limits of their culinary comfort zones. Considered delicacies in some parts of the world, these dishes prey on the phobias of the squeamish and even make some courageous eaters cringe.
The Daily Meal's list of the world's most out-there foods, which includes insects, rotten fish, rodents, genitals, venom, placenta, and semen, will leave both apprehensive and audacious eaters alike chewing over the same question: you eat what?
RELATED: 150 Foods Worth Traveling For
"Some of the craziest food in the world is so arcane or so seldom seen that it's almost like a cult of people who have eaten them," said Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel
Fruits and veggies are better for you than you thinkby Jenni Grover, MS RD LDN, Mother Nature NetworkRead More »from 5 High Fiber Foods You Should Be Eating
Fiber helps feed beneficial gut bacteria. It speeds up digestion. It can change how other nutrients and chemicals are absorbed by the body. And some types of fiber absorb water in the digestive tract and help avoid constipation.
In fact, eating enough fiber is absolutely crucial to maintaining a healthy digestive system. And maintaining a healthy digestive system is central to overall well-being.
The average healthy male under the age of 50 is supposed to eat as much as 38 grams of fiber a day - the equivalent of 5 full portions of kidney beans - and for women, the figure is 25 grams.
But there's more to think about than just how much fiber you are getting, namely how many different types. Because the term "dietary fiber" covers a wide range of different plant-based substances that your body needs to function healthily, I recommend to my clients that they eat a broad mix of different high fiber foods.
Incorporating the following
Michael BlannYou can be a whiz at sautéing or a master on the grill, but when it comes down to the aesthetics of your cooking - and, let's face it, we usually judge the book by its cover when it comes to our food - your skills will only be as good as your chef's knife. The chef's knife is used about 70 percent of the time, above all of other knives, according to chef Philip Burgess, lead culinary instructor at The International Culinary Center, and it is used to prep your ingredients in the chicest way possible. Quality, brand, and cost all factor into deciding which is the best chef's knife to buy, so it can get to be a pretty confusing process. With the help of chef Burgess and other culinary experts, we've outlined some guidelines that will help you become a pro with your chef's knife.Read More »from How to Become a Pro with Your Chef's Knife
Related: Decorate a Cake Like a Pro
Stainless Above All Else
Half the time, when people buy knives, they are often unaware that different types of blades are made from different materials and thus require
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Sep 29, 2013 1:26 PM EDT
Stranded for the holiday It's tough moving away from home, usually for the first time, to attend college. To make matters worse, many students live on a shoestring budget. For some students, money is so tight that they can't even afford a plane or train ticket to travel home for the holidays, and not being able to enjoy the company of loved ones can turn what's normally the most joyful time of the year into a total downer. If you're a student in this situation, it's understandable that you might feel a little blue. But let's admit it: some students attend faraway colleges specifically to get away from their crazy families. If you're one of those people, you might very well be looking forward to spending your holiday alone on campus.Read More »from 5 Tips for Students Stranded at School Over the Holidays
RELATED: 60 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2013
Either way, with classes on break for the holidays and campus virtually deserted, you wonder how you're going to while away the hours until school starts again. You might think to yourself, "Will I be forced to spend the
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Sep 29, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Carrot Top CatWhen Halloween rolls around, the streets will be swarmed with pint-sized goblins, witches, and vampires. Across the country, little ones will dress up and knock on doors to receive their candy, and parents will snap photos with each new costumed friend that arrives. Those who have four-legged children don't have to miss out on the fun this spooky season: your little friend can get in on the fun, too!Read More »from Dress Up Your Pet: 5 Food-Themed Pet Costumes for Halloween
RELATED: 5 Food Stations for a Cat-Themed Party
Deciding what to dress your loyal companion up as can be a little challenging. While you know they would look adorable in a frilly tutu or dressed as a little witch, most likely those frilly costumes will last a grand total of 10 minutes on their little fluffy bodies. You want to be sure that your pet is comfortable while they are looking cute.
Keep your pet warm and adorable with a fun food-themed costume. Most of the ones available out there are simple and easy to get on. Your furry friend will look dashing as a sizzling piece of bacon
- Redbook | Shine Food – Sun, Sep 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT
Whether you're looking to up the ante on your a.m. joe or could use a new kitchen staple to change things up at your next dinner party, these fresh finds are essential intel for any coffee lover. By Ricky Smith, REDBOOK.
More from REDBOOK:
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- So This Must Be What Santa Claus Drinks on VacationSat, Dec 14, 2013 6:10 PM EST
- We've Officially Fused December's Two Most Decadent TreatsSun, Dec 15, 2013 11:09 AM EST
- Gorgeous Graphic Cookies -- No Special Tools (or, Um, Skills) RequiredSun, Dec 15, 2013 11:12 AM EST