Subway wants to help parents provide nutritional meals for their kids fast and easy. So, they sent me a gift card to review the Subway Fresh Fit for Kids Meals! At just $4, the kids meals are a healthy, fun value that kids are sure to love. Each meal comes with a mini sub, low fat milk, and apples, wrapped up in a cute, reusable tote bag.
In a recent report by USA Today, Subway restaurants were the only ones found to meet the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) standards for the nutrition quality of kids meals! Way to go, Subway!
- CSPI found that fried chicken fingers, burgers, and French fries continue to dominate the kids’ meals landscape, with 97 percent of the nearly 3,500 meal possibilities not meeting CSPI’s nutrition criteria.
- 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.
Our Subway was unfortunately out of apples, so Donovan picked out some chips instead. But it was still a pretty good meal. The mini sub is 4 inches—they cut off the butt of the bread so that the little ones won’t be bothered by having “crust” on it—and you can choose what type of bread you want your kiddo to eat. You can also load it up with veggies, if your little one will go for that, or you can go plain with just meat. Cheese is an option, too. Donovan got a plain turkey on wheat to try.
The totes are really cute. They have everything on them from the Conservatory one with the eagle that Donovan got to Perry the Platypus and everything in between. My niece got a Brave tote. They’re also constructed fairly well and make good little bags for toys. I let Donovan pick out a few toys to put in his bag now to bring along on car trips. And I have to say, I do prefer the tote bags to the cheap plastic toys that break or lose pieces that many other chains have. They are functional and have reuse value, unlike toys that will be played with once and forgotten.
Overall, it was a successful meal. Donovan feels special when I hand him his tote to carry out to the car on our way home. The food is something I can feel good about feeding him—much more so than french fries and nuggets at most other fast food chains. And the price is something I won’t feel guilty about on those days when making lunch or dinner at home just isn’t going to happen. As you can see, Donovan is a fan and he’ll be eating Subway Fresh Fit for Kids again!
This review was written by contributing author Sarah Van Pelt. When she’s not writing at her own blog, The Education of A Stay At Home Mom, she is tending to her two young boys, her husband and her household and loving it! She is still in the process of learning what it means to be a stay at home mom, follow along with her parenting trials!
Disclosure: I received the above items for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.