Almost 3 years into this journey, I'm getting pretty good and picking things out and avoiding them....
...other times, not so much.
But today (actually, Monday) was a good day for my belly!
I've actually eaten at Burger King more than any other fast food restaurant since going gluten free.
They have broilers. Not everything is fried.
(separation is a good thing!)
Since we've been "tightening our belts a bit" in preparation for some upcoming medical bills,
I can say I hadn't eaten there in some time.
THEN, I received an offer....the ability to try some of their new menu items for FREE
(wait for it)
GIVE AWAY a Burger King gift card to one of you!
So, before I left for lunch with C, I headed to the Burger King website to check out which of the new menu options were safe for me. (Click on the Menu tab...the gluten sensitivity menu is on the far right).
Woohoo! Most of them are safe!
So, here's what I ordered:
I thoroughly enjoyed this salad. The apples were fresh and crispy, and the lettuce was perfectly crisp and clean as well. The portion was perfect for me to feel satisfied, and the dressing I chose was a perfect topper.
My only thought was that pecans would have topped this salad off perfectly, but weren't offered.
Then...my favorite part of the lunch:
The caramel frappe.
This is a new drink offering...and I'm so happy they brought these gluten free yummies into my world.
It was smooth and creamy....and just so perfect.
My only disappointment with this is that it doesn't come in decaf. In my present condition, I have to be careful about caffeine intake*, so I got a small...
but about half way through, I knew I had to be done drinking.
Can we say BUZZED?!?!?!
*(not to say there's a lot of caffeine in there, I'm just very sensitive!)
However, other competitors and coffee houses in the area do not carry frappe mixes in decaf either.
Apparently, it's just me?
Anyway, I wanted to try one of the new fruit smoothies,
but (honestly), I'm not a fan of anything flavored "banana" or "tropical."
So, I let C. come along and (treated him to lunch too!) he picked out a smoothie for himself,
and to share with mommy.
He chose the Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
Which he was VERY possessive of and only let me have ONE sip.
(so, he liked it, huh?)
I'll have to say, for not being a fan of bananas, it was just the right amount of sweet and tasted very fresh.
Did you know that Burger King has a whole list of new menu items? Check them out:
■New Garden Fresh Salads (topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken). Varieties include: Chicken BLT, Chicken, Apple and Cranberry and Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad
■New Snack Wraps: Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken and Ranch Crispy Chicken (quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each).
■New Crispy Chicken Strips made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading.
■Rich and smooth Frappés made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice.
■New Real Fruit Smoothies made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties: Tropical Mango and Strawberry Banana
And this is my favorite part! I get to share some BK fun with you!!!
Anyone want a $25 gift card to Burger King?
You too can try out all the new yummy menu items!
Leave a comment below stating which new menu item you'd like to try out.
(Please include your email address in your comment so I can find you if you won!)
That's it! That's all you need to do. Simple, huh?
You want another chance to enter?
Simply like Burger King of Facebook and leave me another comment letting me know.
Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, May 8 at random.
Disclosure: The coupons, product information and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through My Blog Spark.