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post #21 of 35
I'm with the others. It is better than a lot of the other fast food places but not something I would eat regularly.
post #22 of 35
I personally love subway's veggie subs w/ provolone. Its basicly a salad on bread, and yes, its probably way over priced, ($5 for a footlong), but its good, quick & easy and better than a lot of other stuff available when your out and about. Specially' if I have more stuff to do, and don't feel inclined to drive 30-120 minutes round trip home & back, depending on where I am.
post #23 of 35
My dh works for one of the suppliers so even if I have a sandwhich at home I am eating Subway
post #24 of 35
We stopped eating there a while ago after someone who owned one told my husband all about the icky veggie and meat sources and the bread ingredients. One of my biggest concerns is an ingredient that is used in their breads and the breads you find in most grocery stores - Azodicarbonamide.

http://blog.foodfacts.com/index.php/...id-most-bread/

http://blog.greenenergytv.com/blog/e...arbonamide-ada

I know there aren't a lot of options for folks out there when they need to grab something on the run. Like a pp mentioned, I try to find something quick at a grocery store or Whole Foods. We also have an awesome Polish deli who makes delicious homemade kielbasi sandwiches (on their own bread) and pierogies.
post #25 of 35
I mean, I guess it's a little better than mcdonalds or something, it's still junk though.

If I'm out and about, and have to eat something, I would try to find a local sandwhich place instead, or a grocery store, and get some milk and cheese or cheese and veggies or something as a snack.
post #26 of 35
What about Chipotle? Chipotle seems to have some pretty good ingredients, but I'll confess that I haven't researched that thoroughly. I love that their portions are so huge that I can feed my family of 5 for $12, with (at least, what appears to be) whole foods.
post #27 of 35
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i'm in canada. we don't have chipotle here, i don't think.
post #28 of 35
I think Chiptole is a bit higher as far as quality of ingredients goes.

They have free range pork so I usually get that.

http://www.chipotle.com/#/flash/fwi_fare
post #29 of 35
Sounds like a lot of high-fructose corn syrup (in the bread, the dressing, and probably the mustard) and other sugars, as well as processed refined flour, pesticide-soaked veggies from who-knows-where, and artificial chemical flavorings and preservatives. You could do a lot better making the same sandwich at home.

If you're on a roadtrip or something and really starving and there's really no other option, then go for it, any port in a storm. But speaking for myself, I'd feel better about making my own.
post #30 of 35
I agree with the majority here - it's not the worst, but it is still junk.
If we are going to eat fast food it's usually Tim Hortons sandwiches and wraps, which are also junk, but not the worst.
post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Magelet View Post
If I'm out and about, and have to eat something, I would try to find a local sandwhich place instead, or a grocery store, and get some milk and cheese or cheese and veggies or something as a snack.
If I'm in the rare situation where I find myself away from home and I need something fast, I do something similar. Most grocery stores these days have salad bars where you can assemble something healthy. At the grocery, I can also purchase artisanal bread and all natural sandwich fixings if they don't have a salad bar.

If we're somewhere unfamiliar, we simply ask someone where there is a good, fresh, local place to eat that's quick. We've never had a problem finding something good. And as a last resort, we've always found local Mexican restaurants to be a realtively fresh and healthy choice... and it's usually faster than fast food.

There are just so many options that are as easy (or easier) than fast food. We just don't eat it because in our opinion, it's poison.

As for the lunchmeat that is put on Subway sandwiches... OMG that is just nasty stuff. We don't eat the mainstream stuff because of the preservatives and fillers, MSG and HFCS, but have you guys seen *how* these meats are processed?? It's disgusting. It have no doubt it would change your mind about thinking anything at Subway is even a little bit healthy.

These animals are butchered "en masse" then they're broken down into this nasty slurry with "emulsifiers" and "additives", extruded into these plastic bags, cooked in the plastic, taken out, injected with "flavoring" (MSG, HFCS, additives, preservatives), then sterilized with a solution, packed into more plastic, then sterilized again. Modern Marvels on the History Channel, "The history of deli meats". Blech! It's not even meant to be a "shock" documentary, but it will shock people who care about "natural family living", for sure.
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
I think Chiptole is a bit higher as far as quality of ingredients goes.

They have free range pork so I usually get that.

http://www.chipotle.com/#/flash/fwi_fare
Thanks for posting this link - I will have DH look it over
post #33 of 35
There is a Chipotle somewhere in Seattle I've been wanting to go to-even though I don't do fast foods, period. But we have to ride the ferry across to Seattle and figure out how to get there by bus...my husband wouldn't understand going to all that trouble for a place to eat.
post #34 of 35
I have been sick every single time I have eaten at Subway so my body definitely considers it junk
post #35 of 35
It's junk food to me (in the same vein as any processed, additive-laden food), but it's still food. Some things, like soda, candy, and chips, I don't even really think of as food at all.
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