Subway makes strides with #EatFresh #KidsMeals, enjoy #FRESHFIT meal, review/giveaway


I'm going to be honest. Some days I don't want to prepare a meal for my family. It could be that I'm tired, I am busy, or I just plain don't want to cook. What ever the reason, a fast casual restaurant can be a quick, convenient option to my problem. Still, I have guilt about giving my kids a meal with extra sodium, fat or lacking fruits and vegetables. Don't get me wrong. A treat here or there is good for everyone, but I try to be conscious about the foods that I give my children.

In today's society, some fast casual restaurants offer kids meals that contain 1000 calories and are high in sodium and fat. Even with my kids heavily active lifestyle, a single meal with so many calories is not the best idea.

According to a recent study, 91% of kids' meals at chains do not meet the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell menu standards.  It is recommended that healthy kids' meals have 600 calories or less, get 35% or less of their calories from total fat and total sugar, have no more than 770 mg. sodium, and also meet other nutrition criteria. The standards emphasize lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole-grain and low-fat dairy products.

Think about your last purchase at a chain. Do you think that the kids meal met those standards? One fast casual option does, Subway.

All of SUBWAY® restaurant’s eight children's meals, which include a 4” sub, apple slices and low-fat milk or bottled water, amount to less than 430 calories, less than 35% fat, 0 % trans fat, 35% added sugars and 770 mg of sodium, and meet both the expert and industry nutrition standards (CSPI’s and the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Nutrition Standards). SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meals have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with whom SUBWAY® restaurants has partnered to help fight childhood obesity.

My family enjoys Subway and the various options on its menu. One of our easy go to lunches during swim meets is a Subway sandwich. The kids enjoy creating their own sandwich. While my oldest has a standard go to sandwich (turkey), my younger child likes to switch it up with black forest ham and roast beef. Plus, the kid friendly sandwich bags are great for school lunches.

Are you ready to make a step toward better eating?  I have a $40 Subway gift card to give one of my readers.

Easting out doesn't have to be a bad thing. Make smart choices for your family at Subway.

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Disclosure: I received a gift card to use and to giveaway for writing this post.  

217 comments:

  1. These kids meals are great, yummy and good for the little ones!

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  2. Meatball sub with cheese, pickles, black olives, Parmesan.

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  3. Haven't had Subway in along time, would love to try them again

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  4. I love the subway club on wheat
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  5. chicken teriyaki is my favorite!

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  6. i like the veggie delite. thanks

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  7. italian bmt :)

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  8. The traditional subs that made them famous. Low cal and they taste great!

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  9. I like the black forest ham sub.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  10. I like their big philly cheesesteak

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  11. I like the turkey breast with cheddar cheese on wheat.

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  12. Chicken teriyaki on wheat :)

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  13. I love the Cold Cut Combo!

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love the meatball parm.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I like the veggie delight

    Rafflecopter: Katie Roch

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  16. the meatball sub

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  17. My favorite Subway sandwich is the Spicy Italian classic sub.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I like the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

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  19. OI like the black forest ham

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  20. My favorite is the veggie and cheese sub
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  21. My favorite is the Meatball Pepperoni Melt.

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  22. Their white chocolate macadamia nut cookie

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  23. I love their Yogurt Parfait - thank you.

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  24. Love their grilled chicken salad!

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  25. Love the turkey and avocado on whole wheat with all the veggies!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  26. Love to stick to the classic Tuna Sandwich

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  27. I like the Italian BMT.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  28. I like the meatball sub. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. My favorite is the Italian BMT on Honey Oat.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  30. The Spicy Italian with tons of veggies, pile on the black olives please

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  31. The meatball marinara.

    Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  32. I like the Black Forest Ham Cristine. Yum, dang-it now I'm craving Subway.

    Tracy@CottonPickinCute

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  33. I like their turkey sub with jalapeno and chipotle sauce

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  34. I like the turkey breast and black forest ham sandwich.

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  35. I like the roast beef with provolone.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  36. I like the cold cut combo with american cheese.

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  37. I almost always get the ham & cheese.. but when i do decide to switch it up I get the spicy Italian

    nathansmommy619(At)Aol(dot)com

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  38. I love the tuna salad with onion...mmmm, my fave!

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  39. I like the sweet onion chicken.

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  40. I love the Italian BMT with wheat bread!
    jackieque@comcast.net

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  41. What is your favorite Subway menu item?

    meatball with the works

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  42. I love getting a chicken breast on wheat :)

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  43. I love their Turkey sub!

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  44. I love their Tuna sub.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  45. A foot long Cold Cut Combo and two bottles of beer.

    Hope to win!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  46. Sweet onion chicken teriyaki

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  47. I like the turkey

    sweepymummy at yahoo dot com

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  48. I like their Southwest Steak and Cheese sandwich.

    Vicky H.
    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  49. I like the Steak and Cheese sub on Italian Herb bread.

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  50. My favorite is a turkey sub on honey oat bread.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  51. The new Italian Pepperoni and Chicken, called the Chicken Piazola :) SO GOOD!

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  52. I like a turkey sandwich on honey oat.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  53. The Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub


    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

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  54. I like their Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham

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  56. turkey..I keep it simple :)
    thanks, simmsmba@gmail.com

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  57. My favorite is turkey and cheese with a warm cookie for dessert.

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  58. Oh I love the Cold cut combo!

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  59. I love the turkey and cheese on wheat with everything on it.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Black forest ham and turkey on p.c. bread
    Jenn MCcullar

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  61. I like the black forest ham sub.

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  62. turkey on wheat with everything

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  63. Favorite item is the Classic Sub with lots of added vegetables on whole grain roll

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  64. The Italian on white with vinegar and oil and peppers.
    Sherry Compton
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  65. I like the Veggie Delite sub
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  66. I love the Veggie Max!! So delicious! (:

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  67. i love the cold cut combo with pepperoni!
    velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

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  68. My favorite is the chicken bacon ranch sub. Yummy.
    kathyluman@gmail dot com

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  69. Footlong black forrest ham is my favorite!!

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  70. Subway club on parmesan oregano bread with provolone, please.

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  71. I LOVE THE ITALIAN SUBS...

    NO19034770 @YAHOO.COM

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  72. Every time I go to Subway I order the cold cut combo.

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  73. I love their new smokehouse bbq chicken sandwich! :)

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  74. Roast beef on white with american cheese, toasted!

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  75. I love the veggie delight!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  76. I like the bmt sandwich
    Julie Hawkins

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  77. I love their Italian subs!

    no19034770 @yahoo.com

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  78. I love their veggie delite on flatbread, especially with avocado added.

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  79. Simple turkey sub with provolone and all the fixings =)

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  80. Meatball Marinara is my favorite. (Roxann)

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  81. My favorite is the Subway BLT

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  82. I always get my fave...cold cut combo on honey oat bread, yum!

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  83. I like the Italian BMT

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  84. I love the veggie delite.
    unclebonald at gmail dot com

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  85. I like the new BBQ chicken
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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  86. I like the old Cold Cut combo!
    rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

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  87. Sweet onion chicken teriyaki!

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  88. I love Subway's Seafood Sensation!

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  89. I LOVE THE TUNA SUBS ON WHEAT !!!
    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  90. Meatball Marinara is my favorite sub

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  91. My favorite is the Italian BMT,but when I'm being health conscious, I order turkey.

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  92. my favorite subway menu item is the italian bmt
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  93. Chicken breast
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  94. I love the oven roasted chicken breast on wheat bread.

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  95. I love the buffalo chicken sub on Italian cheese bread.

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  96. Philly cheesesteak!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  97. i like the meatballs

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

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  98. I love to get the Biscuits and Gravy in the morning!!!

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  99. I like their tuna sandwiches

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  100. I LOVE an all veggie sub on their wonderful wheat bread! SO good!
    Thank You!

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  101. the subway club on whole wheat with TONS of veggies, sweet onion sauce, little bit of light mayo and a little honey mustard...YUMMMMMMM

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  102. I love the subs and used subway to cater a 6 ft for my daughters baby shower and grandson's first birthday!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  103. The steak and cheese is my fave!!
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  104. turkey sub heated up with onions,lettuce,cheese and oil and vinegar
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  105. i like the chicken bacon ranch sub

    Name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

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  106. I like the black forest ham sub.

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  107. I like the Subway Melt piled high with vegetables!

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  108. I usually get the chicken breast!

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  109. The Veggie Delite!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  110. I love their sweet chicken terriyaki.

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  111. I love the Veggie, loaded, with mayo on white!

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  112. My favorite is the Philly cheesestake

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  113. Meatball sub with provolone.

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  114. My favorite is the Meatball Marinara sub

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  115. I love the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich, but I usually end up with the Meatball sandwich!

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  116. I love their tuna subs wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  117. Black forest ham, cheese and honey mustard! Yum!

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  118. I love the turkey sub with lots of veggies.

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