Every once in a while, I'll get a coupon book for McDonald's in the mail. I'll save it in case we're out and I can use one of the $1 coupons or free drink coupons. But, sometimes what is free isn't necessarily good for us.
A few weeks ago, a friend shared with me how much she likes McDonald's Sweet Tea. I agreed with her. I like it, but it's almost too sweet. I found out why in the next minute. She said she and her husband had calculated how much sugar was in a drink--1/2 cup. 1/2 cup!! Ay Ay Ay! I shrank inside. Ew.
So, yesterday, my girls and I were out. My daughter has been dealing with a cold sore/skin infection this week on her lip and I felt so bad for her. I was trying to figure out something nice to do for her. I considered going to McDonald's. There was a coupon for sweet tea and I had some coupons for the kids for ice cream. I thought of the sweet tea and it made me cringe. So, I decided instead to go to the library and let Autumn pick out a video to watch.
I realized that although it would taste good in the moment, I would be drinking 1/2 cup of sugar! It would have been free, but not very good for me.