SUBWAY has asked me to promote SUBWAY. I received a gift card for my participation, but all opinions expressed in the post are my own, and not those of SUBWAY. Americans are known for their obesity which is largely do to our habit of being too busy to cook. Convenience is a huge reason many people opt to eat out rather than cook in. I am trying to give my kids a better chance in life by establishing good habits early on. When we eat out, it is a special treat and I use it as an opportunity to teach my kids how to eat healthy fast food. Over winter break, I took the kids to go see the Disney film, Frozen, at the theater. As a special treat, we stopped at Subway to grab a healthy lunch instead of snacking on candy at the movies. It was the perfect time to practice good habits.
Eat Healthy Fast Food By Using These Guidelines
- Make your menu selections carefully. Go light on mayo or skip it all together. Go for lean choices like chicken breast over greasy burgers. Opt for whole grain breads over white. When you have a choice of dressing, opt for lighter dressings. At Subway, you have a complete selection of healthy choices. It is not hard for my kids to pick a healthy one when it is all that is offered on the menu.
- Skip the soda. Drink water with your meal and skip the hidden, empty calories.
- Special order. You can make almost any item on a fast food menu healthier by omitting ingredients. Order dressing on the side. Since all Subway food is made to order, the choices are completely up to you!
- Mind your Cheese. Choose swiss or mozzarella for the lower fat version.
At the HelpGuide.org they even suggest:
For a healthier fast food option at a sub sandwich restaurant try: Subway 6″ Roast Beef Sub (on whole wheat bread with veggies, no mayo): 290 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat)
Jakobi and Mason share a Subway mozzerella cheese chicken breast 12″ sub on whole wheat bread with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, with green and banana peppers. They get the peppers on so they can pick them off and feed Puppy (their idea) What do you get when you eat at Subway? You can connect with Subway on their social media and tell them at @subway & facebook.com/subway. Then tell me how you keep your children healthy on the blog comments below for your chance to win a $50 Subway gift card.
I just have to tell you after seeing the movie Frozen for the third time, we loved it just as much as the first time we saw it! Disney did a great job of having the princess be independant and the love of her life….
…is her sister instead of a prince. Go Disney! You can see on my previous post, FROZEN – New Trailer Now Available!!! to get a glimpse of the hilarity. PS – Both of my kids have Olaf! The movie is a must see for the young and young at heart!