This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of SUBWAY®. All opinions are my own. #addcolor
Over the last year my family and I have worked really hard at making sure we are eating healthier meals at home rather than going out to eat. I am proud of this accomplishment but the reality is that some evenings we find ourselves out late due to Taekwondo or other after school activities and we have to stop somewhere for dinner rather than eating at home.
When evenings like that come up we find ourselves heading to our local SUBWAY® to pick up sandwiches. My kids LOVE SUBWAY and so I - for many reasons but my top reason we stop in for some fresh and tasty sandwiches at SUBWAY is that it is the best place to stop in for a quick but nutritious dinner!
I am not a big resolution maker but just like in 2016 our family is making a conscience effort of eating healthier. This year, I want to really focus on keeping the color in our meals. My kids are so picky when it comes to fruits and veggies, they have their favorites and do not go outside of those favorites. This year we are working on that!
Reasons to #addcolor to your diet:
- A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has also been shown to reduce risk of stroke, certain types of cancer and risk of death from all causes.
- It is estimated that if Americans ate the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day, approximately 39,900 deaths would be prevented from cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes and $7.6 billion in medical costs could be saved annually.
- Just by adding an extra cup of color to your diet everyday can help improve the health of all Americans.
SUBWAY® restaurants and the American Heart Association
- In 2016, SUBWAY & the American Heart Association teamed up to launch +color, an on-going initiative that will encourage Americans to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet and better understand the critical health benefits this change can mean.
- SUBWAY offers 10 varieties of vegetables to its guests, from cucumbers to spinach to green peppers, helping guests make their subs more Colorful, and fill up the right way .
- SUBWAY has millions of handcrafted sandwich combinations to create your own custom sandwich or salad, which can offer up at least two extra servings of vegetables to your diet. Which is over 40% of the American Heart Association’s daily recommendation.
SUBWAY makes it easy for us to really get those veggie colors on our plates. I love seeing all of the fresh options from the moment we walk in the door and the kids also enjoy getting to pick out their sandwich toppings. I think it makes the kids feel older and accomplished when they tell the employees exactly what fresh ingredients they want on their sandwiches. I feel great walking into SUBWAY and providing dinner for my kids - knowing that we are able to give them a nutritious colorful meal even on a busy night is a great feeling.
Now the challenge of 2017 is to really work at introducing Jude and Teagan to some new veggies while at home as well. We have to break out of our normal few veggies.
What are your favorite colorful veggies to add to your SUBWAY sandwiches?