Meal Planning with Healthier Choices

January 5, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

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Are you excited for the new year?  I tend not to make resolutions, but rather I set expectations for myself.  This year I intend to stick to meal planning while still giving my family the flexibility that it often needs. Over the years I’ve come to realize that everyone’s idea of meal planning is different. The most important thing is to make sure that it works for you and your family.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Subway. All opinions are my own.

Meal Planning with Healthier Choices

Last year I truly tried to put my best foot forward in getting my family to make healthier choices.  I focused an entire two months on clean eating meal planning, which resulted in me feeling amazing, but often left my girls arguing with me at the dinner table.  There was even a time period where I found myself meal planning for three different dinners because I knew my girls as well as my husband wouldn’t eat what I wanted.  There were a ton of bumps in the road, but I finally figured out what worked best for my family.

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That is ultimately the goal, isn’t it?  To have a family meal where the discussion isn’t about bribing your kids to eat, but rather on enjoying a meal and each other’s company.  It took us a while to get there, but once we figured it out for our family it made all the difference in the world.  I want to challenge you to do the same for your family by joining in on our meal planning challenge.  Let’s figure this out together!  Join in HERE today.


One of the reasons that we often ran into issues with our meal planning was because of our crazy schedules.  Between my husband’s crazy work hours and the different activities of my girls it was often difficult to plan.  Plus, I was often exhausted after running from gymnastics to swim lessons all week so I wouldn’t want to stick to the meal plan.  I was more apt to head to a drive thru, which we all know is never a good thing.

Luckily, SUBWAY® restaurants are make it easier to feel good about using them as one of my meal planning days with healthier choices.   The American Heart Association +color campaign has even partnered with SUBWAY® restaurants to encourage all Americans to add one more cup of color to each day.  By adding one more cup of fruits and vegetables each day your are likely to reduce your risk of stroke.  SUBWAY offers 10 varieties of vegetables, from cucumbers to spinach to green peppers, helping guests make their subs more ColorFull, and fill up the right way . 

You really can’t go wrong using SUBWAY as one of your healthier choices when your meal planning for the day might go awry.



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