We love a good Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s around the St. Patrick’s Day season. Believe it or not, enjoying one of these seasonal hallmarks is possible without throwing nutritious eating to the wind!
- 550 calories
- 13 g fat
- 8 g saturated fat (40% of the recommended intake for 2,000 calorie diet)
- 96 g carbohydrates (8 dairy units for diabetics)
- 13 g protein (26% DV)
- 20% DV vitamin A
- 45% DV for calcium
Stick to the small size and you’ll actually get a snack/lunch that can fit into your daily calories (just eat a lighter breakfast or dinner or snack less). It’s actually an excellent source of protein, calcium (it gives nearly half the DV) and vitamin A.
The verdict: The “double S” can definitely fit into your St. Paddy’s Day diet if you stick to a small and avoid the three-shakes-a-day habit. All foods can fit in moderation, including this seasonal delight!