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Eating Gluten/Grain-Free At: Mcdonalds

Ah Mcdonalds, you can never be put in a good light can you? Despite their various health claims, Mcdonalds has some of the least healthy foods on the fast food market, and yes, I am adding in their few slices of apple they give kids.

Like I have said before, you can make many of these food items grain-free by simply leaving off the bun on sandwiches, but a few others, like the Fruit Parfait, are made using corn starch. So for breakfast, all you can really eat are hashbrowns… I think I am starting to see a trend here.

Do note that their grilled chicken does have Rice Starch in it, so the only salad that is really grain-free is the side salad, unless you want to ask for it with no chicken. For your sides, you also have the option for French Fries, Apple Slices, and Cuties, noting that the Go-Gurt is made with corn starch.

So to sum it up:

  • Hashbrowns
  • Side Salad
  • French Fries
  • Salads w/o Chicken
  • Apple Slices, and Cuties.
  • Most burgers w/o bun

Although Mcdonalds can never win when it comes to health claims, it also cannot win when it comes to having available grain-free options. But at least it has a few available options for those trying to eat a grain-free lifestyle.