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Monday, December 1, 2008

Subway Give Away!


As the end of the year is always a hectic time for families, this giveaway couldn't have come at a better time! Subway wants to give mom a few free meals!

Subway is a great choice for busy moms and what time of year is any busier!?
With the new $5 footlong you can feel good about feeding your family "fast food." Not only are many of Subway's subs healthy for you, they are also easy on your wallet! Just think of it this way... you can purchase one $5 footlong sub sandwich and feed two kids! That definitely beats out some of the other fast food options - and this is much better for you than a greasy burger with french fries.

So, while your out shopping this holiday season, swing by Subway and pick up a footlong to share with the kidlets. Once your home you can pair it up with some pretzels and fruit from your own pantry or fridge! And, you won't have to feel so bad about feeding the kids "fast food" instead of a home-cooked meal when you are just too tired!

Now for the give away...
If you want to win a few free fast meals from Subway... you're in luck! I have a $15 gift card just waiting to be dropped in the mail!

With all the holiday parties, cookie swaps, and home baked goodies delivered to your doorstep in the upcoming weeks I want to know your tips/suggestions for how your family stays healthy throughout the holidays with all the sweet temptations! Just leave me one tip or suggestion along with the name of your favorite Subway sandwich and you'll be entered to win a $15 Subway giftcard!

One comment per person please!

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Blog or twitter about this post/contest with a link and come back and leave a second comment!

You have until Saturday(December 6) at midnight! I will pick a winner using random.org and post the winner on Sunday (December 7).

347 Comments:

lyn said...

We have a several ways that we maintain healthy habits during holidays:
1. cooking extra at meals to freeze so we have extra home cooked meals on hand,
2. planning out the exercise schedule ahead to fit in with the holiday events &
3. having the philosophy that desserts and goodies are special treats, not must haves, so we keep them to a minimum (trying for 1 a day or less.) Plus you don't have to eat the entire thing to enjoy it-sometimes just a bit will satisfy.
FAV SUBWAY SANDWICH-Veggie Delight loaded w/ veggies on whole wheat(no oil or mayo)

jayce04 said...

I always have healthy alternatives. There may be a table full of calories and a dessert area full of sugar but at least there is another option to balance out the bad stuff. Veggie trays, fresh fruit, etc. If we eat the good stuff too seems like we keep the bad stuff to a minimium.

MaryCatherine said...

Sadly I am allergic to gluten which means most sweet treats are out. Over the years my family has started to cut down on the number of sweet treats they bake, people seem not to want to eat them in front of me: ) so really this time of year, it helps everyone!

Anonymous said...

I say the way to be more healthy is to eat fresh grown fruits and vegetables. My favorite sub is roast beef. Thanks,Samantha

sheppard_s@yahoo.com

Chris in TN said...

I try to keep very little sweets in my home. Out of sight, out of mind. Replacing sweets with more healthy alternatives like fresh fruits and veggies is also a great way to cut back on bad eating during the holiday.

I enjoy a turkey sub with everything at Subway.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TNCM@twlakes.net

Melissa Munn said...

To stay more healthy during the holiday season we keep the sweets to a minimum. I don't bake tons of items to give as gifts. Instead I use my free, very useful "centsible sawyer" finds to give to neighbors in cute little packages. I would say the turkey sub is a favorite in our house.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Whenever we visit someone else's home we are sure to bring along something healthy and yummy to balance out all the treats at the table.

:)

I love the meatball subs!

ndisilvio @ gmail . com

daisysfavoritethings said...

My husband and I are getting up earlier to spend more time working out to offset some of our "holiday eating!!" Outside of the days spent with family eating lots of food, I try to pack healthy lunches with veggies and fruit and anything low fat or fat free, but still restricting calories! We don't limit ourselves completely or we'd slip up and binge, one little treat a day or low fat hot chocolate or herbal teas with honey really help!

Both of us enjoy a Subway club sandwich or roast beef with fat free honey mustard. We haven't eaten there much lately since it's cheaper to make a sandwich at home, but we do try to pick Subway when we do have to eat "fast food."

lisaarant said...

Out of sight, out of mind! I only have sweets and treats out when we have guests. I allow my kids to help themselves without restriction, and they are usually so distracted having fun that they don't over indulge. I have found that telling them they can't have something only makes them want it more.

Chris and Julie said...

Although we are busy with the holiday season, we still try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals at home!

aleshia4 said...

I LOVE Subway! My favorite is the turkey & swiss, w/ all the toppings! With 4 kids, I try really hard to have more fruits and veggies around to snack on, esp. at parties, we bring the veggie tray!
afdsm@hotmail.com

Sheri said...

We do partake of yummies during the holiday season, but only at parties or gatherings, so the rest of our meals are normal.

Carissa said...

We try to eat healthy by making hoe cooked meals at home and resisting the temptation to eat out.

I love the turkey subs!

Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said...

At parties I always try and chew gum, since I already have something in my mouth, sneaking a couple bites is more hassle than it is worth (most of the time!).

Andrea V said...

We have very few sweets in the house. This helps with any temptation.
vickers at comcast dot net

gail said...

With the hectic schedules of December, it is so easy to grab a cuppa coffee and head out the door without breakfast. I always take a few extra moments to eat a warm breakfast. Whether hot cereal or even warmed up leftovers, it helps keep me warm, and helps prevent those dreaded mid morning hunger pangs while out shopping which inevitably leads to grabbing some "bad" food while I am out. Saves me a few extra bucks too, when I don't buy a hot pretzel, nachos, or other Mall Food!

LOVE Subway Tuna Subs! I get the footlong sliced in half, get veggies and cheese on 1 half, and just cheese on the 2nd. I wrap the second half up and microwave at home later for a piping hot tuna melt!

Dawn said...

I prepare meals ahead of time and we eat before we go to parties. I love the Chicken Salad Sandwich from Subway.

Kara said...

Calculate the calories and fat grams and put it on a index card on top of the goodies. That way, you can still enjoy one (possibly two) and keep your diet in check.

I love the Subway club! Yum-o

Andrea Metcalf said...

I continue my exercise routine! However, if you are not used to doing lots of cardio, don't start around the holidays—that will just increase your hunger. Just do what you normally do and drink lots of water. The more water you drink the more full you will feel!

Eliza said...

I try to keep as much of the junk food and sweets out of our home since everywhere you go people offer you some.

My favorite subway sandwich is the Italian BMT or the Veggie (mmm...you're making a very pregnant woman hungry!)

elizachallis@hotmail.com

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

I make healthy versions of holiday treats, substitute in your baking with appleauce to keep the sweet but make them more healthy.

Tracy said...

I try to remember to drink a bottle of water before holiday get-togethers...so I'll be full on water!

My favorite Subway sandwich is probably the most unhealthy - The Classic Italian!

cemoody379 said...

I always eat before I attend festivities so I will not be tempted to overeat on sweets. Generally, by the time I get to the party, my stomach has registered that I am no longer starving. On the other hand, since it takes some time for your stomach to realize it is full, I spend the first half of the party hanging out at the veggie tray!

I love ham and turkey subs-- no cheese, no mayo, no onions!

Rachel said...

Hi - to be honest, we overeat around the holidays and don't make special attempts to avoid it.

I like the ham and chees sandwich on asiago bread.

Anonymous said...

I always make sure to have veggies cut up in the fridge for snacking. I also make veggie trays for all the parties I attend, so I can make sure that there is at least one healthy choice.
Rachel
rachel_krych@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love their Italian although any Subway is delicious!


restinginus@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

We always have fresh fruit around our house for snacks. We usually stick to water or juice or milk at home and take healthy snacks to work/ in the car with us!

amandalclouse at yahoo dot com

Christianfrog said...

I am trying not to do much baking this holiday season. If I don't make it, we can't eat it. Then when we do get together with family and there are treats around, they become a little bit special.

My favorite sandwich is the spicey Italian. YUMMY.

Amy Starr said...

I love the Teriyaki Chicken Onion - so good! Thanks for your site and this giveaway!

gbmom2407 said...

Our rule is "one item" whether it is Halloween, Christmas, Easter ect. You my choose a sweet but it is "one item per day". Even our littles ask for "an item". (grant it, yes, if we are away at a party we may sway a touch... but I try to run a pretty tight ship so it better be a pretty good plea for another item!)
Happy day.

Anonymous said...

I try to eat the healthier dishes and limit my intake on the greasier food. It is kind of dificult because almost all the dishes that are for Hannukah are fried.

My favorite sub is the Turkey sub.

Sarah B
allenandsally(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim F. said...

Last week (and I hope to be repeated at Christmas), I tried to get what I wanted on my plate but NOT go back for seconds. I enjoyed every scrumptious bite of my food, but I was not overstuffed at the end of the meal. Subway...teriyaki chicken is great!

Southerner said...

I like to freeze meals during what I know will be a busy month. I fail when I shop all day or work on a craft and don't have more energy for cooking- I will grab whatever everytime. I also take along some protein when I shop- nuts, peanut butter crackers, a protein bar, because when Mama goes hungry she sure gets grumpy. All the walking when shopping is great to fit in a little exercise.

At parties, I allow myself three items. Instead of eating everything I choose three that I really want. How many times have you eaten something that doesn't really taste "great" or fill that craving.

My favorite subway sandwich is a turkey club or the teriyaki chicken.

Corine said...

I heart subway sandwiches! My husband and I always get the Italian BMT with Banana pickles :) YUM!!

Arrie said...

My favorite is just a plain ole turkey and provolone on wheat...Toasted of course!

Ashley F. said...

We don't keep sweets at our house. The only time we eat them is when we're at a holiday get together.

My favorite Subway sandwich is the Chicken Bacon Ranch. Yum!

Ashley F.
daniel.ashley AT yahoo.com

Sarah D said...

During the Holiday season, we don't snack (mostly) and keep sweet things for desserts. Or it helps to never eat standing up!

I love the club or grilled chicken subway sandwich.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the BLT. It is always better when you don't have to fry it.Thanks. a.lichtenbarger@yahoo.com

lerinleigh said...

We know things will go a little off track during the holidays, but we try to eat at home before we get to a party or gathering where there's a lot of food so we aren't hungry.

Whitney said...

I try to cook meals at home as much as I can during the week and make bigger meals that I can freeze and re-heat when we're in a rush. Eating at home is a much healthier option!

My favorite is also plain turkey with lots of veggies on wheat. I love Subway!

Anonymous said...

I really do enjoy good food so whenI overindulge I just try to get back on track with healthy eating after the holidays and lose any weight that I have gained.
My favorite sub is the sweet onion chicken teriyaki.

Nancy W. (nanbob6_76@yahoo.com)

Ann said...

I still plan my meals (other than the holiday meals we eat at people's houses) and we try to eat more vegetarian meals on those days.

Ann
anncsu.biz@gmail.com

Ann said...

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JuliaGulia said...

One way we as a family fits the candy and goodies is to take family walks even if it is only 15mins or just around the block it gets both us the parents out and moving but the kids too and most of the time when we get back home no one even is still thinking about the yummy goodies.

Favorite sandwich is tuna with veggies no mayo.

Chris and Maria said...

I plan our meals each week and sneak pureed spinich or sweet potato into as many dishes as possible!

sashafras said...

Two words: Slow Cooker! :-) I have more time in the morning after the girls head to school to prepare dinner. Throw everything in the slow cooker and it's ready at dinner time!
-Sasha
sashafras@yahoo.com

sashafras said...

Oh and my fav Subway sandwich is the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki!

The Holdaway's said...

We try to keep healthy (er) foods around for the holiday's and all the time. More fruit and veggies, low-fat foods and making the holiday cookies healthier with substituing the oil and using more dried fruits and nuts.

I like several Subway subs, but the the subway club is always a classic!

Marva said...

My tip is that I make a veggie tray and take to almost every get together. I eat a little of what I really want (the unhealthy stuff) and then I can snack all night on raw veggies.

My favorite sub is the spicy italian.

Thanks for the great givewawy!

Christmas Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

We eat a few and then freeze the rest and ration out over the next few months. I like the turkey sub.

reneecordle at yahoo.com

LeAnna said...

This just so happens to not be one of our strong points. Instead, I try to be that person that delivers all the goodies to everyone else. :) We really enjoy baking, and coming up with new sweets, so we end up giving the majority of it away, as to avoid the temptation to eat it! If someone does give us something, we try to share the majority of it right away. If it's not in the house, we're less likely to grab it. We have plenty of family to give things to, so it works out pretty good.
My fave subway sandwich is the chicken bacon ranch!
flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

one frugal lady said...

We love southern foods, so the best "healthy help" we can get is that we love fruits and veggies! I always try to have at least 2 veggies with every meal, and we always have a ton of fruit around! I have found that convenience is a necessary in my house, so when I get produce, I immmediately wash and cut it up and store it in the fridge for easy access, and it seems to work pretty well so far!
Subway... I have to say that my husband is the biggest sandwich freak I have ever known, so we love that place! I don't have a favorite, but we love how you can go in and get fresh bread, and all the "stuffing" you can imagine! -Would love to win!

Andrea said...

We try very hard to spread out the holiday goodies, making sure it's not an everyday thing.
Also adding in extra veg/fruit and keep our meals simple.

Thanks!

andrea6089 @ hotmail . com

Christy said...

We've cut back on our eating out. However Subway would still be a healthy place to eat on the run! We enjoy the turkey sub with lots of veggies on it.

Anonymous said...

We all eat lots of fruit and that seems to curb the sweet tooth! Sweets are treats and we don't let the boys have too many during a week.
My favorite sub is the meatball!
Marissa
smrogi@att.net

MS_Cat said...

The meatball subs are great!

To help balance all the goodies at this time of the year, I get everyone out to shovel the snow. When we get done with our own,we will go and do the walks and driveways of the elderly in our neighborhood. It teaches the kids how to give of themselves and also burns extra calories and since they think its fun, its an easy time.
imcat66@yahoo.com

Amy said...

We keep very little sweets in our house, as well. The kids don't seem to mind.

Thanks for the giveaway! Have a good day.

Christina said...

We only try half-heartedly to stay on track over the holidays... it IS the holidays after all! We try to make sure that we always eat healthy breakfast and snacks, and we also try to play outside more.

My favorite sub is the chicken bacon ranch. Now I am very hungry for Subway! :-)

Centsible Savings said...

I don't do any baking at Christmas. Everybody and their sister bakes stuff, and I'm sure I'll be the recipient of some of it. If I bake, then I have twice the amount of sweets around to tempt me. I find other gifts to give to friends and loved ones too, besides baking sweets for them. When I make 'em, I eat 'em!

Rachel said...

We try to stay healthy by giving away most of the sweet treats we make to others. And, I also go to the gym regularly.

My favorite sub is the roasted chicken breast.

Susan Hackney said...

I try to make some of the treats I bake a little healthier by decreasing the sugar and using sweetner instead and substituting some of the oil with applesauce. I also am trying to walk more and encourage my kids to do the same.

My fav. sub is Turkey.

Susan
susan.hackney @ Gmail. com

katers2714 said...

We just choose to only buy healthy snacks because if you don't have them you can't eat them. We like to stick to bite size snacks like baby carrots, chopped fruit and cheese!

Becky said...

We always have veggie trays and snack on those during family holiday get-togethers. That way we fill up on those before our actual mealtime! Also, we are trying really hard to not eat out.

My fav sub is turkey or ham with all the veggies!!!

beckylynne23@yahoo.com

missy yourgoddessmimi@yahoo.com said...

I always carry celery and carrot sticks with me and have 2 granola bars at hand. Perfect for a mid shopping pick me up, or to devert a melt down from the little one.

HeatherLow said...

We have a super close Subway and we love to eat there. This would be great! Thanks so much!
Heather

aka "THE WARDEN" said...

Sweets are kept up high and eaten with guests, and as a bedtime treat or put into lunches sparingly. I keep the fridge stocked with apples, celery sticks, cantelope etc easily accessible that the kids love and seem to prefer to munch on.

Ginny said...

I guess one good thing about having a really small family is that we don't get tons of temptations. I've never had any one bring me cookies/sweets to my door, lol. I guess my tip would be, keep up the exercising. Don't lose focus during the busy time of year. Even if you can spend 10 - 15 minutes doing some kind of workout, that will help.

My favorite subway sandwich is their ham with lettuce & dressing. I don't like anything else on my subs :)

Ginny said...

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Megan said...

I make sure we have tons of healthy snacks ready to go. I have carrots bagged, apples sliced, and other things that are easy to grab so I lessen the temptation to grab the naughty stuff. I send most of the treats that we get with my hubby to put in the teacher's lounge at school.

Love the sweet onion chicken terriyaki

meganlynn at gmail dot com

Shreela said...

Rule for desert after dinner:

Sweets are only allowed after 2 veggies are finished.

Rule for sweet snacks:

You must take a 20 min walk afterwards, or if the weather's too bad, then you have to do a chore that involves moderate exercise (cleaning bedroom, garage, washing floors, vacuuming). If you refuse to do the exercise afterwards, you'll have to do double exercise for sweets the next time.

shreela gmail com

Crystal said...

I just usually steer away from the sweets. And if I do, it's a very small amount. We usually have a fruit salad or something other than sugar laden desserts. :)
My fav subway sub is: chicken bacon ranch

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Shalee P said...

My boys love subway and we don't get to eat out alot! For snacks I have the boys eat fruit so that they get in atleast some healthy things. I love the spicy italian sandwich on wheat. Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

we just try to eat a litle bit of everything - AND I DO MEAN A LITLE BIT!
Favorite subway: grilled chicken

The Hansen Family said...

If we do get sweets, my husband and I enjoy a few and then take them to our respective work (which for me is non-existent anymore as I stay at home so I will have to come up with something different)..
My favorite sub is the BMT!
Thanks!

Mama Moose said...

We don't do so well in the keeping it healthy area since I am a sucker for all things dessert but my hubby helps me to know when to stop baking.
themoosehouse at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My husband and kids aren't real sweet eaters anyway so that helps. I just bake and give it away.

I love the roasted chicken breast on wheat toasted with lots of vegs.

melody806@ yahoo dot com

Angel said...

We base most of our meals around fruits and vegetables. The rest, sweets included, is all done in moderation.
My fave at Subway is the veggie sandwich with cheese. Mmmmm. Oh, and I get the horseradish dijon on it too.

If These Walls Could Talk Vinyl Lettering said...

I love to bake!!! So we use all my wonderful creations for gifts and neighbor treats. I get to cook up a storm in the kitchen, without regretting my hobby later.

Cathy said...

Basically we really just try to not keep too many of the sweets around! I'm always on the lookout for healthier alternatives!

My fave is sweet onion chicken!!

Rebecca said...

I try my best to substitue healthier ingredients into commonly used recipes...every calorie saved counts big around holiday times!

I love Subway....but am boring and enjoy a plain turkey sub the most...or a pizza sub.

Kelli said...

We try to have healthy munchies on hand.... and not to bake too many sweets unless we are giving them away.

The chicken with bacon added. :)

Anonymous said...

I am a new mom of three this year and I will do my best to teach them about portions when it comes to sweets this holiday as well as keeping healthy snacks on hand for them. My favorite sub is the turkey and provolone on an Italian sub roll.
Kris

kmitcham76@hotmail.com

LeslieG said...

My best advice/suggestion for staying healthy during the holidays is to reach for the veggie tray instead of the cookie tray. Also, more sensible baking (substituting applesauce for oil, slenda for sugar, wheat flour for white, ect) and limiting yourself are sure to make a difference.

I like the Chicken-bacon-ranch with out the bacon. Thanks!
LDG0414@aol.com

Kathy said...

We try to eat a lot of salads during this time! I certainly don't want to miss out on any of the goodies!

Fav Subway sandwich is ham and cheese on honey oat bread! Although I just tried the cheesesteak this weekend and it was pretty good!

Day by Day said...

I don't make an abundance of cookies. Also I use low fat alternatives whenever I can.
My favorite subway sandwich is the turkey on wheat.

Mommycia said...

My oldest is 2 and a very picky eater. She only wants to eat sweets if they are anywhere around. We have found that feeding her before we go to holiday gatherings helps. That way she is not hungry and she doesnt throw a fit that she is hungry and only wants sweets.

My fav. sub is the ham and turkey on honey oat. I never get the good stuff on mine cause I have to share :)

Scarlett said...

We don't do a lot of holiday baking. We just bake for a couple of special get togethers with everyone there. That way, there is not a lot of leftovers to continually snack on. My favorite sub is a tuna sub.

HotMommy said...

Before my husband and I go to a holiday party, we eat a healthy meal so that we don't chow down on unhealthy food typically served at parties.

I love a 6 inch roast beef on wheat with lots of tomatoes!

Elastigirl said...

I plan a weekly menu to ensure we have home cooked meals. Plus I keep all the sweets out of the kids reach and give it to them as special treats.

CrystalGB said...

1. If you prepare baked goods, give the majority away.
2. Plan ahead to eat meals at home so the temptation to eat out is diminished.

My favorite sub is the 6inch Club with lots of veggies and light mayo.

Anonymous said...

We don't leave things sitting out on the counter, that way we won't be tempted to "graze" all day. Out of sight out of mind. :)

My favorite sub from Subway is the Turkey breast Sub with lots of veggies! Would taste even better free!

Lulu
couponaddict08@hotmail.com

ldbush said...

We try to eat a healthy breakfast or lunch so if we splurge alittle on dinner it's ok. Also with the extra time off school we do a little more exciing activities. My favorite sandwich is the sweet onion teryaki on the wheat sub or a wrap. yummy!
ldbush@aol.com

Cindy said...

I usually have to bake a lot for holiday parties, so if I end up with large amounts of leftovers, I take it to work instead of trying to eat it myself. The guys at work gobble it up in five minutes. Then I dont have to look at the stuff anymore. Temptation gone!
Love the roasted chicken sandwich at Subway. yay for this giveaway!

Lolly said...

I cut up fresh veggies and fruit and keep them in tupperware containers ready to go! These are easy to grab and eat on the way to a party or gathering where you know you will be tempted! I make little baggies of healthy snacks for the girls and keep them in the diaper bag. :) Great giveaway!

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kangaj1 said...

We always have fresh fruits and veggies in the house because we get organic produce delivered every other week. We try to remember to eat it when things get hectic around here! I love the turkey and ham sub. Thanks!
Melissa

Kristen said...

I love subway! My tip- I married a man that isn't much of a sweet guy except for choclate ice cream. I love sweets, but not chocolate ice cream. So I end up not making things unless in small quantities because I would eat them all.

Shelly said...

Drink only water. That will save a lot of calories for other sweet treats!

mrs.frugal(AT)sbcblobal(DOT)net

whitneymm4 said...

Anytime I bake anything (which I love to do), we eat a portion of it and then I take the rest to my mom or sister. They enjoy it, too, and we don't have the leftovers sitting around calling our names! I do love Subway - my favorite sandwich is the turkey and cheese on wheat.

Monica said...

We try to limit sweets in our house, or I just try to make them healthier by substituting some ingredients for more nutritional ones. We also keep fruit on hand which can satisfy a sweet tooth.

latinchrldr@hotmail.com

Tessy said...

I try to limit the amount of sweets in the house especially during the holiday season.

Turkey subs are my favorite!

Tessy409@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

I try to bake my sweets late in the weekend, and then I send them on with my husband when he goes to work on Monday. That way we can have a small bit of what we want, but not overindulge. If it sat here all week, I know we'd eat it all!!

My fave sub is turkey, no cheese. I can't wait to have this baby so I can have my Subway again!! Only six more months....!!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Nicole said...

before going to parties, i try and eat a small snack (handful of almonds, etc); that way, I'm not as tempted to pig out! also, whatever cookies i made are frozen or gifting - it's not as easy to grab and eat a frozen cookie!

i love the veggie sub with no cheese and the southwest mayo

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Amy said...

My fav sub is roasted oven chicken breast

When making a sweet, leave out a few servings and freeze the rest or give them away.

missemilysmama (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rachael said...

Hey! My favorite sandwich is the meatball. :) It's not so healthy, but it's oh so yummy!

As for the temptation to eat sweets...we just try to eat a few bites to satisfy our craving and stop there. :) We also try to fill up on fruit and veggies first so we won't pig out on the yucky stuff.

Kathi said...

We make sure we have a healthy snack before we head out to a "function" where sweets will be served.

My favorite sub is Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki - I LOVE Subway!

Susan F said...

We eat healthy at this time of year by planning ahead. If we're heading out to a fat-ridden (but delicious) meal, we snack on some fruit ahead of time. We spend less money (if it's a restaurant), and also consume fewer calories and fat by partially filling up on good-for-us foods.
And, I love the turkey sub!

FunkyFrum said...

we are vegans which keeps all the eating down to a real minimom as very few cookies do not have eggs in them. we also try to drink half our weight in water ounces (180 lb=90 oz of water a day) which also helps

Cheap Cindy said...

We use the crockpot a lot to make healthy meals this time of year so even when were busy a healthy meal is on hand. This satisfies our hunger so we aren't tempted to fill up on unhealthy snacks.

My favorite Subway sandwich is the Veggie sub on wheat.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow this would be cool it's my daughters 16th birthday and she loves sub what a great meal to take her too. Thanks so much
Kris

Anonymous said...

Anytiem we have a party or get together at our house during the holidays. I make sure that I send the leftover sweets home with my guests!
Kristy
rnkristy1@gmail.com

The life of Jayne said...

WOW, subway is SOO good, I love their Spicey Italian sandwich!
One tip to stay healthy through the holidays, is that before heading off to run errands/christmas shop, I make sure to have a snack..so that we are not hungry as we go out and about, and it saves us from eating fast food/or treats as we go shopping...:)
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Dana said...

we try to eat a little something before going out so that we won't want to eat as much. The meatball is my favorite!

tracy said...

gotta have a 6" BMT on white -- everything but mustard and bell peppers -- so good! wish i could skip the mayo but just can't do it . . .
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missymc said...

To try to keep our kids eating healthier during the holidays I make veggie trays with dip. The kids love them!I also make spinach dip and fruit trays. All this helps and its healthier snacking!
Subway club is my favorite!

Becky said...

i don't get the first spot available at the mall/etc so that I can get in an extra walk.
my fav is the roasted chicken on honey oat wheat with spiniach, cucumbers, & red wine vinigrette!

Anonymous said...

I don't cook as much. That makes us eat in Moderation.

Melanie said...

We try not to have too much in the house... if we get more than we can handle, we have some great neighbors that we can share with... especially eldery friends who don't get out of the house as often or don't have as much family around!

melaniejackson2003 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

We do exactly what you mentioned- if we are having hamburgers I serve them with salad or veggies rather than fries. I try to have one less healthy option balanced out by a healthy option. charlenegale at yahoo dot com

Jessica Behrens said...

Not sure what tempations your speak of. We simply do not bake in our house. We do not over eat either. Just eat like normal.

kelly said...

keep fruits and veggies on hand for snacking...

turkey sub.

pam said...

We make an extra effort at eating a healthy breakfast, and taking a healthy lunch to work. That way we can indulge if we want to on Christmas goodies. At Subway, I'm a roasted chicken breast fan.

miou said...

We try to eat something with protein, like nuts or cheese, before hitting the cookie platter.
My favorite sandwich is the Sub Club, on whole wheat.
julierh at hotmail dot com

Danielle Porter said...

We love Subway - "Eat Fresh"
Thanks!!!

Elizabeth said...

We get Subway all the time! We don't bake much and try to leave healthy snacks out so we don't graze on holiday dinner.

Jenn said...

I cook large batches of healthy, and delicious food, and then vacuum seal portion sizes and pop them into the freezer. Instead of defrosting an entire casserole or other dish (and feeling the need for may family to polish off the entire meal), we can each have a portion. This is also great for eating in a hurry or for bringing lunch to work.

My favorite Subway sandwich is the Sweet Onion and Chicken Teriyaki. Yum!

Janet said...

We focus on eating healthy meals. Lots of salads, baked fish and brown rice. We also keep healthy snacks like yogurt, nuts & dried fruits and fresh fruits on hand.

My fave Subway sandwich is the Oven Roasted Chicken Breast on whole wheat bread. Yum!

miss_jama @ hotmail . com

Amanda Mae said...

We make sure to each fresh fruit and veggies, and make sure we continue to drink a good amount of water throughout the day, even during the holidays. Thanks!

jones41704@bellsouth.net

KarimeyG said...

My kids love to cook and I love to make their cooking experience healthy. One of their favorite desserts is fruit jello, which I love for them to eat, sugar free and fruit, pretty ideal.

We eat at Subway fairly often, once a month, maybe. No question that the meatball sub is my favorite.

Tracy said...

During the holidays, we eat in moderation. We pick one dessert over all of them being offered. I'm a regular subway customer (at least twice per week). My favorite is the chicken teriyaki.
email:tracystelly@bellsouth.net

Stef said...

Love the blog!!

Mandy said...

What a great giveaway! To make sure we stay healthy during the holidays, we stock plenty of healthy snacks in the house, for those days off and the days when we don't leave due to cold and snow. We always have fruit and veggies with dip on hand. Crackers and cheese and are another favorite!

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The Stemps said...

We stay healthy by making sure we walk everywhere! Pushing my kids in their double stroller is an extra workout in itself! My favorite subway sandwich is the chick breast. Yummy!

Linda B said...

We keep a fresh fruit bowl available so we can grab and go when things get hectic. My favorite sub is tuna.

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Anonymous said...

Because I am overweight and I do attempt to not keep a lot of sweets in the house (since I will EAT THEM ALL), if we are given a box of chocolates, handmade sweets, etc, I try and take them with me to a party or church or other social function where they can be enjoyed. That way I can have a tasty treat at the function/event, but not the WHOLE BOX. :)

Jennifer said...

I make a menu and try really hard to stick to it, even if we are out shopping and have to hurry back to eat something at home! For my favorite sandwich, I love the Italian sub!

A jumbled mess said...

My family doesn't eat many sweets and we usually eat Subway at least twice a month. I have 2 favorites....the BLT or the BMT.

k a r i s a said...

moderation, moderation! we don't leave the sweets out where we can graze on them all the time.

Sheila of My Personal Reviews said...

Since I do a lot of holiday baking, I have switched to Whey Low instead of regular sugar. No one has ever noticed the difference!

My favorite sandwich from Subway is Turkey breast with provolone cheese. :)

Anita said...

I am an odd one because most sweets don't really tempt me. But hide the Chex Mix because I will eat it all! lol. I usually try to keep fruit, cheese, and that sort of thing on hand for my 3 year old. Luckily he doesn't care for fancy pies either but he will eat candy all day if I let him. SO out of site out of mind.

I like the roast beef sandwich with cheese...toasted of course. We all love SUBWAY even my 3 year old.

Jennifer said...

Wow, I would love to win this! I love their asiago cheese bread.

Cheryl said...

We park as FAR away from the store as possible to get a little excersise in while holiday shopping! My favorite Subway is the 6" tuna on wheat - YUM!

Babsi said...

Hi!
We typically take a little of everything that looks good that way we get to try it but not over do it.

Our favorite sub is a turkey and cheese on whole wheat... with lots of veggies.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Babsi

babsij @ sbcglobal (dot) net

ArkieRN said...

I try to offer more fruits and veggies and fewer high fat high calorie foods during the holidays.

I love the turkey subs!

Sarah1978 said...

Leave the cookie and fudge trays put away until after the meal. That way people avoid snacking on sugary foods. In stead, put out veggie and fruit trays with lower fat cheese and crackers as appetizers.

Granna said...

Meatball

cakylep said...

The best way to stay healthy is to go to the YMCA during the holiday season. Get a one-to-three month membership and work out. They have great holiday programs for the children and plenty of torture-machines for the adults!

My favorite sub at Subway is the turkey breast on wheat!

Darlene said...

I also try to keep sweets out of the house, or to a minimum at least.

My fave sub is the Subway club.

forddarlene at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

The Curves in our area is doing a "free month of December" promo for guests - so I'm going.
My favorite sub is the subway club.

Greg said...

I am a teacher so I have some time off. I like to take walks during the holidays, to take care of myself physically and mentally.
My favorite sub is turkey on whole wheat bread with lots of veggies and no mayo.
Melanie

Cribb said...

We invite people over to our house to share the food because I always cook too much anyway...then we dont have so much food sitting around the house that we feel like we have to eat

Pamela said...

When we receive goodies that were made for our family, we each take a piece or two...then we share with other families in our church, mainly older ones who may not be able to fix great treats. I always make sure that they are not diabetic, first. I also let them know that we were not the makers but wanted to share our "wealth". It lets us enjoy and other enjoy but not over do it.

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Becky said...

We try to eat before a tempting event so that we don't go in famished.

Becky
RLCGALLOWAY at msn dot com

nikki said...

This time of year I always bake tons of cookies. To keep myself & family from eating too many them I give most of them away.. that way friends and relatives are happy and my family still gets to enjoy a few treats without going overboard.

Oh and my favorite sandwich is roast beef :)

Elizabeth said...

One thing my family does to stay healthy is give our holiday baking to homeless shelters. Not only is this a great activity to do with family, but you are also helping those in need.

My favorite sub is the Italian Combo. YUMMY!

Thanks for this opportunity.

Rachel said...

My favorite sandwhich is sweet Onion Teriyaki.

One thing we do to stay healthy is to still exercise during the holidays, even though sometimes we would rather be "veggin" out. We live in Florida so winter isn't as brutal as some places....

Anonymous said...

my family has always loved subway we try to stay as healthy as we can for our children lgriffin1970@aol.com

Anonymous said...

with all the desserts at the holidays a nice healthy choice is so wonderful knottskinny32@yahoo.com

j1029d@yahoo.com said...

We love Subway in my house. One way we try, I repeat try, to stay healthy during the holidays is by eating a healthy snack before you go to the holiday party. That way you don't gobble down too much of the "holiday" food because you aren't as hungry.

Tara said...

The way our family stays healthy during the holdays is we keep the sugar to a minimum and continue to eat our veggies.

My favorite Subway sandwich is a Turkey Sub w/ everything on it.

Rita T. said...

We TRY to stay healthy during the busy Christmas season by being active and doing things together as a family. When you're not just sitting around bored, you're less likely to dip into the junk food and vegetate on the couch before a TV set.

My favorite Subway sandwich is the chicken/bacon/ranch on wheat.

Thanks for the exciting giveaway!

Desiree said...

I tend to be the cookie nazi in my family. If people have been sneaking too many sweets I'll fuss them.

I'm a plain turkey kinda of girl.

Nita said...

Except for my husband, we're gluten free as a family. That puts paid to pretty much all of the treats from others. If you cook everything from scratch, you always know exactly what you're eating.

MrsAdams06 said...

We have lots of healthy alternatives around our house at the holidays, in addition to the cookies and sweets here and there too. We find that after we eat sweets for a of couple days, we want to eat nothing but fruits and vegetables after.

My favorite Subway sandwich: Veggie Delight. Yum!

alexis said...

I try to make small substitutions in recipes. If it calls for mayo, I use light. I use light or sugar free whenever possible. My family never notices the difference!

Anonymous said...

I've got 5 kiddos...wonder if I could feed them all with a footlong?? We make homemade bran muffins a lot with freshly ground wheat flour...great for snacks all day! Lots of fruit, too - if I cut it up, they'll eat it! Thanks for all you do to help us save!

RachelSoper said...

I treat the holiday meal as I would any other--DO NOT OVER EAT! I do not try some of everything. And then I allow myself part of a dessert for one meal (a day) only.

It's hard to maintain a workout schedule while traveling, but after meal walks are alwasy nice.

Jenny said...

We keep things healthy by celebrating the holidays with crafts and traditions not everything has to be surrounded by sweets, that way they are kept to a minimum. My favorite Subway sandwich is turkey and provolone.

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

There are several "treats" that are healthy, that help us get through the holidays. Berry Smoothies or frozen fruit are always a hit.
I love the teriyaki chicken sandwich, but also love just veggies too!
Kimisslim at hotmail dot com

Shelly D. said...

My best tip is like most of the others. I make sure I eat before most parties, drink lots of water, continue my exercise plan and eat healthfully most days. My favorite Subway sub is roast beef. Yum!

Anonymous said...

We exercise and drink more water. My favt. sub is turkey.
JK

Shelly D, said...

Okay, just posted about this on my blog! Thanks for the great contest!

momCOO said...

I try to offer fruit as a dessert- no sweets! I love the veggie max sub. Thanks!

shopannies said...

One of the best ways to feed my family of 8 and not spend a ton of money is to go to subway. In this town it is also the healthiest and being a diabetic, and my oldest son is also healthy alternatives are always nice to have

The Reed's Blog said...

To stay healthy during the Holidays we keep the sweets to a minimum. If they are not there then we wont be tempted!

My favorite sub is the Subway Club with mustard, pickles and bananna peppers!

Anonymous said...

I try to keep a lot of veggies in the house to munch on to balance the baking I willing be doing. I also try to work out or exercise a bit more.

My favorite sandwhich is the chicken on wheat with pepperjack cheese and tons of veggies on top.
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Gina said...

We stay healthy by not stopping our exercise programs, vene though it's the holidays. I still run, my so treadmill's, & my husband weight lifts. It keeps us in good shape & if you go a little extra with the exercies program, you can have a few extra treats!

Chief Family Officer said...

I try to keep treats out of the house, so that we're only having them at parties and such. I'm not always strong-willed enough, but I do try. :)

My favorite Subway sandwich is roast beef - I actually get cravings for them sometimes! Thank you for the giveaway.

Lucy K said...

We only eat all the sweets we want at parties but we also make sure we go workout as usual. Tuna w/cheese for me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Keep healthy snacks (already cut up, bagged, etc) ready to go and on hand at all times!! I love the basic turkey!! Thanks jtmkcm at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I have been making lots of granola bars and muffins with whole wheat flour, wheat germ, flax seed etc with a few chocolate chips thrown in and we eat those for our "treats".
Also, we have been hiking as a family quite often.
My favorite Subway has always been the meatball.

ConKitto said...

We try to watch the sweets. If we do have sweets I try to get the lowfat or reduced fat kind. And my favorite sub is Ham with Honey Mustard on wheat. It's yummy!

Lori said...

We have easy veggies on hand. My daughter and I will munch on anything so having the fresh veggies pre-chopped and in an easy-access spot for the fridge makes snacks healthy.

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Sandy said...

the holidays are rough and full of treats and snacks but we try to have healthy snacks like pretzels and popcorn- and lots of different seasonings for the popcorn- like cinnamon/splenda mix - bacon salt- ok its salt but cuts the craving down for bacon. I am also doing a housecleaning of food- ok we are doing well- lots of stews, soups and mixes, noone is hungry and when someone is in a hurry I can say I already have soup and potroast or something ready so they do not grab junk- the crockpot is constantly on, and there are 4 crockpots in our house- but in reality we use them all and have hot fresh snacks- or soups ready at any type (if they are not in the crockpot- easy to zap a bowl in the microwave)mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Shel said...

I give away everything I bake so I'm not tempted to put it in my mouth. I also buy a lot of veggies and dip and package them in ziploc baggies for easy snacking for me and the kids.

My favorite sandwich (and Weight Watcher friendly) is the Turkey on Whole Wheat, no cheese, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers and I add my own mustard.

Renee' Simmons said...

I take our favorite recipes and format them to be healthier. For example splenda for sugar, twin light for brown sugar etc. And when it comes time to serve any meals, we use lunch size plates instead of the dinner plates. We have a more potioned & lower caloried meal!

Thank you for giving your readers this opportunity!

Renee' Simmons said...

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VincentMom said...

In our area of the world (South Texas) this time of year is when a lot of good fruit becomes available. Big juicy Texas Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, sweet Apples. So I make it a point to have a bowl of fruit out after school, in between meals for us to munch on. Cuts down on the desire for the sugary stuff.

Our families favorite Subway Sandwich is the Meatball Marinara!

Ysenia said...

I actually just don't buy any sweets. We do bake for the holidays but it usually for gifts. The best tip is to keep the family excercising. Lots of trips to the park and walking the mall if its to cold. My favorite sub would have to be the BLT with all the veggies. Thanks. Ysenia

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Kathi said...

We try hard to continue to exercise regularly. I love the turkey sandwich.

Jessica said...

Of course being an Italian family, our holidays are big and the food is the main course! Since it is so very hard to break with tradition, I try to make small changes, like baking with Splenda and lower fat butters, using the turkey carcass, after cutting away the meat to make stock, which half I froze and the other half made into turkey soup. I also continue to bake, because that is the best hostess gift since we do so much visiting, so it saves me from buying something else, plus gets the cookies out of the house!

Heather, Joe, Jackson and Ava said...

I asked my boyfriend this question and he said, "just tell them we say heck with it, eat everything and then work out in January." haha. Well, that is semi-true, we are terrible at saying no... but I do try to do a little more than that, too. When we make Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I try using healthier ingredients to at least keep some of the calories and fat down, like whole wheat bread crumbs for stuffing and soy milk for potatoes.

My boyfriend loves the meatball sub, and I like the vegetarian. We both love Subway and would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Marlie said...

Foe pitch-ins, I always plan to take something healthy/healthier as an option for all those trying to watch their weight. One of the biggest hits has been adding a sugar free Jello to an Angel Food cake! Makes a plain cake have a little something different!
Marlie
hsmars72@aim.com

Allison CKO said...

I would love to win. Thanks!

nlpoe said...

My family and I just use moderation a cookie or treat is fine as long as we continue eating healthy throughout the day.
My favorite sandwich is BBQ Chicken breast.

JazzyMama said...

I posted your contest on my blog:
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Anonymous said...

I make sure my hubby and I continue our usual exercise routines even through the busy holidays and all the goodies! My favorite sub is the Turkey.

pugmom@hotmail.com
Denise

JazzyMama said...

I tweeted you and added a note on Facebook too.
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allie8302@yahoo.com said...

I try to keep healthy but not doubling and tripling the cookie recipes, or spiting them with others, just have a little around!

Sandra said...

I would love to win! My kids love Subway. Thanks!!