I try to provide nutritious meals for my family on a regular basis. I choose locally grown fresh produce, protein and a diet packed full of nutrients. Then there are the days that I get so busy that suppertime rolls around and I realize I haven’t even planned anything. Other days I just don’t feel like cooking. It’s okay to give yourself a break sometimes! When those days happen, we end up picking up some takeout for dinner.
For us, grabbing takeout doesn’t mean sacrificing nutrition. Our first choice for a quick and complete meal is always SUBWAY® Restaurants where we can get up to four servings of vegetables in a footlong sub. I also appreciate the gluten free options. We are not a completely gluten free family, but we do attempt to limit the intake due to my son’s autoimmune disease. He seems to feel better when he doesn’t consume gluten and it can be challenging to find takeout options that work for him.
There are some practical reasons for choosing SUBWAY® Restaurants. It’s close to home. They offer a menu varied enough to please all of my picky eaters and the grown-ups in our house. Everyone in my family has their favourite subs. My husband likes the steak and cheese sub with just about every vegetable, but he’s often open to trying new varieties. I will try new subs on occasion, but I usually choose the assorted with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green olives and sub sauce. My daughter loves the meatball sub with peppers, and my youngest son only wants ham, cheese and cucumbers. My teenage son avoids gluten but also vegetables. He eats the most boring sub with just ham and cheese. That’s the great thing about SUBWAY® Restaurants, we can stop at one restaurant and get unique meals for everyone in the family. These are not the most important reasons for choosing SUBWAY® Restaurants though, my family is. Even if I am not doing the food preparation, I still want them to eat fresh produce.
SUBWAY® Restaurants is partnering with Burnac Produce to bring locally grown produce to Ontario’s 1,300 Subway Shops. This great partnership supports the local economy through job creation and contributes to sustainability by reducing emissions when using local produce. This also means that some of the veggies you ask for on your sub will be coming right from a local farm. I strongly value using locally grown produce to support our local farmers. Living in a small town means that I know many of our local farmers personally and I’m proud to support them. My town, like many small communities, puts a great deal of emphasis on shopping local. SUBWAY® Restaurants are now a part of supporting the “shop local” initiative across Ontario!
If you haven’t had a chance to try SUBWAY® Restaurants lately, you can find a store and try it today. You will be treating yourself to a delicious meal while supporting the local economy.