As a vegetarian, pulling up to the McDonald’s drive-thru can be intimidating. Faced with hamburger upon hamburger, looking through the menu board to find vegetarian options can seem impossible. Even salads at McDonalds are often topped with chicken or bacon, leaving traditional choices for vegetarians narrowed even further. Take heart, though, because there are a few vegetarian fast food options for vegetarians not wanting to gorge on French fries alone.
Here are some McDonalds Vegetarian Options:
1. Premium Caesar Salad
McDonald’s vegetarian visitors can get their fill on greens and other vegetables by choosing the Premium Caesar Salad, because this salad doesn’t have chicken. The Premium Caesar Salad has mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots and Parmesan cheese, so vegetable and dairy needs are taken care of with this colorful mix.UPDATE: the dressing does have anchovies, our bad: anchovy powder (dextrin, anchovy extract, salt) from this pdf
2. Premium Southwest Salad
For a more exciting and filling salad, vegetarians visiting McDonald’s can opt for the Premium Southwest Salad, which has greens, corn, black beans, poblano peppers, and tortilla strips. You can get your fill on veggies along with protein from the beans with this salad.
3. Fruit and Walnut Salad
While it’s not a full-size salad, the fruit and walnut salad will give McDonald’s visitors the choice of having yogurt, walnuts, and fresh fruit. Veggies won’t be taken care of with this salad, but fruit, dairy, and protein are.
4. Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait
Even though it’s on the dessert menu, the Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait is a perfect option for vegetarians visiting McDonald’s. Strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, and granola are filling and healthy options, and are perfect when eaten after one of McDonald’s salads.
5. Apple Dippers
Eaten without the caramel you have a sliced apple, plain and simple. Apples are perfect snacks, healthy and sweet even without the added sugar of the dipping sauce that comes with them. As an added bonus, no getting apple stuck in your teeth, and these slices won’t brown waiting for you to eat them!