This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of SUBWAY. All opinions are my own.
The moment I saw this campaign pop up in my inbox, I knew I wanted to be part of it.
My girls BEG me to eat at the local SUBWAY® restaurant down the street on a weekly basis. So we do eat there a couple times a month since it’s a) close, b) something we can all agree on without having to spend half an hour debating the topic and c) I like the healthier choices they offer. We literally ate there just last night! I place our order online, drive the few blocks down (or walk in nicer weather) and my oldest runs in and picks it up. Super simple and it makes everyone happy.
Plus I get a break from cooking dinner, which is a nice change for me!
SUBWAY and the American Heart Association have teamed up for an initiative called “+color” which focuses on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. The press release states that “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“.
Think about that for a moment. My mind was blown when I read that statistic! Which is why it’s so important to me that my girls are getting their daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. And hey, if I can treat them to one of their favorite restaurants while helping make that happen? I’m a happy mom!
When we order online, the girls know that they have to choose at least two vegetables for their sandwich. That “rule” has fallen by the wayside in recent years, however, since they both like to load up and their sandwich is usually about half veggies. I like that they can add “more” of the veggies they like just by choosing it from their dropdown menu. Here’s an example of what my daughter Kylie usually adds to hers:
That’s a lot of color to add to just one sandwich!
The American Heart Association has some great information on their website regarding the +color initiative. It’s loaded with videos, tips and tricks, recipes and infographics. Here’s one of my favorites!
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. That’s why the American Heart Association and SUBWAY are inviting Americans to join in this transformative effort by encouraging everyone to start today. I hope you’ll join in, too!