Thank Goodness for McDonald’s Shamrock Season #PregnancyCravings

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Now that you know the big news and we are expecting our very own bundle of joy, I wanted to share with you one of the questions I get asked most frequently: are you having any cravings?

YES!  The answer is yes.  This little baby loves shakes.  Thankfully, it’s officially March so that means it’s Shamrock Season at McDonald’s!  I’ve secretly been counting down the days until the Shamrock Shake is back, and this year, they’ve come up with some new twists on the classic minty original.  My favorite is the Chocolate Shamrock Shake, but there is a Shamrock Chocolate Madness drink for everyone.  McDonald’s incorporated the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe for those who love coffee.  If it’s still snowy and cold near you (like it is here in Pittsburgh), there are some warmer options like the Shamrock Hot Chocolate and Shamrock Mocha.

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During this pregnancy, I’m following my 80/20 rule I mentioned in my Healthy Habits post.  I’m not giving into every single craving I have, but it’s okay to indulge once in a while. Honestly, it’s been a really fun treat to look forward to on the weekends.  After a relatively healthy breakfast or brunch, it’s become our Sunday ritual to swing by McDonald’s for a yummy shake afterward!

Pregnancy craving or just a longing for Spring, head to your local McDonald’s and celebrate Shamrock Season!  Try the new flavors and tell me your favorite!!  March 11th-17th is especially important because it’s giving week!  What that means is for every Shamrock Chocolate Madness beverage purchased, $0.25 goes to support Ronald McDonald House Charities®, so be sure to stop by! 

For a Free McCafe beverage offer Valid until 12/31/2017 at participating U.S. McDonald’s. McD App download and registration required. Shamrock Chocolate Madness drinks available for a limited time at participating McDonald’s.

Photography by Julie Kahlbaugh