MY FAVORITE VEGETARIAN CHOICE- THE VEGGIE DIPPERS HAPPY MEAL

As a die-hard fan of McDonald’s delicious menu since my childhood, I still remember when I heard the news of their new vegetarian menu item launch, The Veggie Dippers Happy Meal, I was extremely excited. I adamantly wanted to try it. And when I first tasted it, I instantly became a fan of it.

The crisp and crunchy texture with flavorful fillings were to die for. The blended taste of red pepper and sundried tomato pesto was something that had made me a fan of this vegetarian meal.

My happiness doubled when my mother said that feel free to choose the side add-ons according to your choice. I was a bit confused because they were offering all of my favorites as the option. The options included vegetable bag, fruit bag or fries. I then decided to have a small serving of fries.

At McDonald’s they love to give you options in everything, like in their happy meal menu you get to choose from different options like their tasty and delicious cheeseburger is also my favorite and whenever I go there I always get confused between the burger and veggie happy meal. While my sister always picks happy meal hamburgers as she likes the taste of it. 

Veggie Dippers Happy Meal

Availability & Prices

The McDonald’s veggie dippers are available at the cost of £2.99 or if you only want to buy veggie dippers as a snack and not a meal then you would get these dippers at the cost of £3.29

These vegan happy meals can be bought from any restaurant after their breakfast hours ends that is usually after 11.00 AM

What Makes These Veggie Dippers So Tempting

Ingredients play a pivotal role in the success and popularity of any meal. At McDonald’s they make sure that every ingredient used is fresh and best. They source their materials from trusted suppliers and never compromise on quality. 

As a fan of these veggie dippers I researched and investigated the key ingredients that contribute to making these vegan happy meals so delectable and tempting. Here is what I found out about McDonald’s veggie dippers ingredients:

  • Red pepper: the red peppers add a burst of flavors and make it a slightly smoky flavored meal.
  • Rice: at McDonald’s they use rice flour for coating their veggie dippers, the use of rice flour adds light and airy textured coating for the dippers.
  • Sundried tomato pesto: the tasty and flavorful tomato pesto serves as perfectly accompanying condiment for the veggie dippers. They add a rich and slightly sour taste to the veggie dips when they are dipped in it.
  • Split peas: the veggie dippers by McDonald’s contain split peas that add a soft and flavorful smooth texture to the dippers. Also it is added to make these tips healthier and nutritious.
  • Bag of veggies:  make your meal healthier and in compliance with all the dietary requirements by adding a bag of carrots or veggies of your choice.
  • Fries: there is no kid who does not love fries, so you can either pick a bag of veggies or a small pack of fries to make your meal wholesome and tasty.

Fun Fact

Veggie Dipper Happy Meal Calories

The calorie count for the vegetarian happy meal is mentioned in the table below. This table is the result of my research that I had done In order to satisfy my curious instinct that made me investigate the nutritional value of each and every thing.

Let us take a look at the table

Nutritional InformationPer Portion 
Energy (KJ)1335
Energy (KCAL)319
Fat (g)11.3
Of which saturated (g)3.6
Carbohydrates (g)38.2
Of which sugar (g)19
Fibre (g)5.4
Protein (g)12.8
Salt (g)0.93

The best part of these veggie dippers is that it does not contain any allergens or traces of allergens.

Do You Know?

 Importance Of Incorporating Vegetables In Kids Meal

Incorporating vegetables into kids meals is very important as the veggies are full of vitamins and essential nutrients that plays a pivotal role in the well being of kids overall health.

These nutrients help in growth and supporting immune function, maintaining healthy vision promoting strong bones and healthy gut.

McDonald’s understands the task and importance of vegetables for kids, therefore they integrated veggies into the kids menu. They represented them in a kids friendly manner making it so delectable that kids would love to have them.

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Look Alike DIY Recipe of Veggie Dippers At Home

Sometimes you want to have something wholesome, nutritious and healthy that tastes like your favorite resturant’s meal. I had tried and tried to look for the exact recipe of these veggie dippers from McDonald’s, and found one that I could say tasted like them. Let’s check it out

Things You May Need:

  • Potatoes cooked and sliced 250 gm
  • Shredded carrots ½ cup
  • Chopped peas ½ cup
  • Chopped broccoli ½ cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Coating:

  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper ½ tsp
  • Oregano a pinch
  • Egg 1 OR dairy free plain yogurt

Cooking & preparation

  • Mix all veggies in a food processor, until you get a thick paste.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to make the dough smoother to work with.
  • Grease your hands and shape the dippers.
  • Transfer to a greased pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Season the rice flour with salt and pepper, also add oregano or mix herbs. 
  • Whisk the egg.
  • Dip each veggie dipper into egg or dairy free yogurt and then into rice flour.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 18 minutes in a preheated oven.

Serving suggestion

You may have these veggie dippers with any condiment of your choice, you may use store bought pesto sauce or any ketchup or mayonnaise to make it a more delectable treat.   

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George, an athlete, states that although he strictly follows a healthy diet regime, yet whenever he wants to have a treat he goes to McDonald’s and has their veggie dippers to enjoy fast food without compromising his dietary regime.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, veggie dippers are the best available option for vegan friendly or vegetarian food lovers. People with food preferences like these could easily have them in their regular lunch or snack munching.

You may get two pieces of veggie dippers in the happy meal box, but you may increase the number of these dippers by paying a little more money.

McDonald’s has been campaigning for their plant based menu since a decade and in May 2022 they had officially launched their dairy free McFlurry as a new addition to their plant based menu items. 

No, we cooked our veggie dippers in the oil that is used for frying hash browns and fries that are vegan friendly too. Also dedicated utensils and storage units are used for these veggie dippers.

Conclusion

Concisely speaking, my exploration of veggie dippers was an experience that I would cherish every single time I have them. I also had recommended many of my friends to have these vegan friendly happy meals by McDonalds and enjoy a tasty, delectable and flavorful fast food treat with their family without compromising on health and nutritional values.

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