Monday, August 22, 2011

$10 Subway Giveaway & Parfait Review

I am a fan of Subway for the reasons most of you are: healthy choices, variety, a decent food for your money. I even interviewed the infamous Jared from Subway when he ran the NYC Marathon last year.

Recently I was sent a gift card to Subway to try their new Vanilla Yogurt Parfait. Prior to indulging in this treat, I did some research.

Description: Made fresh daily with sweet blueberries, juicy strawberries, crunchy granola and creamy yogurt:

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Okay, I’m game, sounds harmless. Feeling like a big spender, I grabbed the kids and husband for a Sunday afternoon outing. Yes, we live the big time over here. Sunday afternoon at Subway. If we are lucky we fill up the gas tank on the way for some added excitement.

Once there, we got in line. I figured these were made-to-order parfaits. Until Sam pointed to refrigerated case and said, “Umm, Mom, there they are.”

First thing I noticed is the size: very small (5.8 oz). But, for 164 calories and $1.69, what do you expect?

There was a little granola pack on the top to mix in.

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Ken doesn’t eat dessert anymore (WTF? Who does that? He stopped like three years ago, something about being addicted. Good for him. Me? I still am a dessert freak). He eats a lot of yogurt. I mean like wheelbarrows full. He gave it a thumbs up. Or a dirty look.

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Sam liked it, but he is a thirteen year old bottomless pit and will eat dirt with whipped cream if you gave it to him.P1100732

Emma informed me she doesn’t like berries and she doesn’t like granola, so she opted for cookies, which are VERY good. Hasn’t your mama ever told you not to talk with your mouth full?P1100733

Impressions: Overall, very tasty. Fruit was slightly frozen, but that was okay. I liked it even better on top of a cookie.

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Don’t mind my chlorine damaged, stringy hair. I never said I looked pretty on Sunday afternoons.

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Conclusion: I don’t think I would make a special trip to Subway just for the parfait, but it is a low cal, low fat, inexpensive option to go with your sandwich.

Want to try one or get your favorite sandwich for free? I have a $10 Subway gift card to give away. To enter (comment for each):

  • Tell me your favorite “healthier dessert” + 1 entry
  • Follow this blog if you don’t already, or tell me if you do + 1 entry
  • Blog, twat or FB about this giveaway + 1 entry

I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday.

SUAR

Fine print:

  • Open only to US readers
  • Subway provided me with a giftcard and the giveaway giftcard. I paid nothing for them
  • Winner chosen by Random.org

125 comments:

  1. "Healthy dessert," huh? Hmm, I don't know if I do that...I guess Trader Joe's soy vanilla ice cream counts right? It's pretty delish! (And even better on top of a brownie and drizzled with chocolate sauce...)

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  2. Since my zucchini plant in the garden is huge, and I just found an 18" zucchini friday, my "healthy dessert" right now is chocolate zucchini muffins.

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  3. Are Twinkies good for you? No?

    Yeah, I am with your husband on this one. I can't have dessert or I just go hog wild and stuff my face with cookies until I'm sick.

    I have been opting for a glass of chocolate milk in the evening instead (lowfat but does include sugar because I am, actually, a junkie).

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  4. I like peaches with cottage cheese.

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  5. I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader.

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  6. is it just me or is this the same as a yogurt parfait from mc d's for 69 cents more?

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  7. My favorite "healthy" dessert, at least in the summer, are the popsicles made with real fruit and splenda, that have around 30 calories. I also love a 100 calorie bag of kettle corn for a sweet treat, but more as a snack than a dessert.

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  8. I once ate subway for lunch every day for 2 months straight, with one weekend off in the middle. Let's just say that lunch options in the boonies of Alberta are very limited and leave it there. So, no thank you, I do not want a subway coupon. I do not want it in a plane, or on a train, or on a boat, and certainly not with a goat.

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  9. My favorite healthy dessert is Oikos nonfat Greek yogurt with grilled peaches and grilled pineapple, a Tbsp of chopped toasted pecans and a teeny drizzle of honey. Awesome in the summertime! YUM!

    Yes, I totally follow you and have suggested your page to beaucoup friends.

    I don't tweet (or "twat"...I hope that was just a typo!), just FB.

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  10. My healthy dessert is a square of Endangered Species 72% dark chocolate bar. Sometimes dipped in peanut butter.

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  11. I was surprised to find I didn't follow you with GFC, but I do now.

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  12. my fav healthier dessert is Activia strawberry yogurt. In fact, it's so healthy, i hafta eat around the strawberries since i don't want to consume an actual fruit with my yogurt! (I'm like Emma that way...)

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  13. Don't want the gift card but that size is about the same size as a container of greek yogurt so in all actuality it is the right size.

    Are companies finally making the correct serving sizes? That would be awesome.

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  14. OK, I just read Rose's two comments and just farted from laughing so hard.

    Thanks Rose.....good thing I am home.

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  15. favorite healthy dessert would have to be fruit & yogurt!

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  16. Sarah @ The Pajama ChefAugust 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    i follow your blog!

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  17. My favorite healthy dessert is a baked apple. Thanks for the giveaway. Love Subway.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  18. I follow your blog.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. For healthy desserts I like strawberries dipped in ff whip cream or a no sugar added fudgecicle. Or trader joes reduced fat brownies (made with yogurt). But mostly I say screw it and have a small portion of something good.

    Your hubz needs therapy- no desert- there must have been a hush hush incident with an m and m and a snickers bar. He needs to work past it. Dont blame all sugar for one not so sweet incident.

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  20. Jello Fat Free Chocolate Pudding mix with skim milk - makes me feel like I'm cheating and gets in some calcium (since I am not really a milk drinker - this is a good thing). Occassionally I make the banana pudding the same way and add fresh bananas - yum!

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  21. frozen berries with a dollop of cool whip on top. Holy YUM. also, i like those fancy red licorice bites from Trader Joe's - which I pretend are healthy just because they come from Trader Joe's.

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  22. Yes, I follow. Mostly to hear about the latest crazy place you sharted.

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  23. fave healthy dessert...plain greek yogurt with fresh blueberries and granola

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  24. Of course I follow you! As for a 'healthy' dessert, I frequently make fruit crisps. It's just fresh or frozen fruit (usually a combination of black and blueberries) with a crisp topping. the topping consists of oatmeal, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and either olive oil or good old butter. It kind of loses it healthiness when you top it with ice cream, but my intentions are always good.

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  25. My favorite healthy dessert is two pieces of Dove's dark chocolate Promises. Hey, it's healthy because it's only two pieces. And that whole dark chocolate thing. But mostly because I keep it to two pieces.

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  26. Fav healthier dessert is dipping an apple in melted PB.

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  27. I already stalk...errrr... follow this blog.

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  28. I love my cobblers I make. Especailly the one in the crock pot!

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  29. My favorite healthy dessert is apples and peanut butter or almond butter

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  30. Healthier dessert: Angel food cake with seasonal fruit any way you like it (stewed, raw, grilled, canned) and unsweetened whipping cream. I pull that out at nearly every dinner I host. Sometimes I even chunk the cake and make pretty little dessert cups (usually, that's too much effort).

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  31. I don't have too many "healthier" desserts....maybe ice cream with only a little chocolate syrup??

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  32. I love Greek yogurt with fruit or with chocolate sauce. I discovered the joy of chocolate sauce on yogurt when we were moving and those were the only two things left in the fridge.

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  33. Favorite healthy dessert: strawberries and whip cream on angel food cake.

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  34. I am going to start following this blog!

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  35. Healthier dessert? Hmm more like a drink. Coconut milk with a banana and frozen berries! YUM!

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  36. Healthy dessert? Hmmmm..healthy dessert??? Seriously!!!!! I don't think those two words really go together....My dessert of choice is ice cream any kind, any topping, any day... ICE CREAM!! My favorite healthy food is cooked broccoli with sprinkles of bacon tidbits {really its healthy!}

    ;-)

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  37. favorite healthy dessert...I am in love with marshmallows dipped in nutella (not sure how healthy that is)!

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  38. I run cottage cheese through the food processor with a little splenda and almond extract. Top with fruit and it's not half bad.

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  39. Eh, Subway has gone down hill in my book. But who can beat a flat bread blt? awesome.

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  40. Favorite healthy dessert is any kind of fruit. Right now I am eating a lot of cherries!

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  41. I facebooked about your giveaway!

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  42. I'm a follower! Absolutely love your blog.

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  43. My favorite healthy dessert has to be fresh strawberries with a slight sprinkle of sugar on top.

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  44. I have a vegan chocolate cake recipe that takes about 6 minutes to make and tastes like indulgence. I'm not vegan but this cake would save me from insanity if I was. I have enjoyed following your blog for the past 3 months. Thanks for the fun!

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  45. Healthy Dessert? uh... frozen yogurt with berries (unhealthy - chocolate with chocolate and chocolate on top)

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  46. I linked to the giveaway on my blog.

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  47. Wait. Your well beloved husband gave up dessert 3 years ago, and you only just noticed NOW? you are trying for the " fool some of the people some of the time" thing, aren't you?

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  48. Looks good...but small, I'd probably eat 4 of them and then the calories would overtake me.

    I'm a follower - yay!

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  49. Red Velvet cupcakes are healthy, right?

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  50. Does frozen yogurt with fruit count? I hope so, cause that is as healthy as it gets for dessert around here.

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  51. I follow your blog (Google Reader).

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  52. Fage with honey and fruit is bomb.

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  53. I'm like Ken, I haven't eaten dessert for 3 years. I was addicted as well and that's part of what helped me lose 60 pounds in 10 months. I will never eat desserts again- or candy, soda, or anything with high sugar added to it.
    Instead? I eat fruit! or I'll have a coffee as well.

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  54. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog! http://slowandsteady.blogspot.com

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  55. Favorite healthier dessert is Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla yogurt, mixed with crumbled reduced fat Nilla wafers and banana slices. Tastes like banana cream pie!

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  56. I dont eat "heatlhy" desserts. I eat healthy 90% of the time, and dessert isn't included in that. Sometimes I get just a soft serve cone instead of a hot fudge sundae. Healthy-er. Maybe.

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  57. And shared your blog on FB...

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  58. I love Greek Yogurt and blueberries
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I am a follower
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I likes me some froyo. That's kinda light...er. Did I mention I like subs?

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  61. Hmmm...I love cupcakes, not too healthy, I like fruit with whipped cream too.

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  62. It's not really healthy but I like Eddy's Slow turned Ice cream. It has less calories then their other kinds and I buy them in the small snack sizes so I don't go back for more.

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  63. I posted your giveaway on my blog.

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  64. I love fruit smoothies! I'm actually drinking a peach-yogurt-cilantro smoothie right now (but for breakfast not desert).

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  65. FYI: Desserts are stressed spelled backwards and a reason to have them.

    1. favorite is the Fiber One choc and PB brownie. YUMMY
    2. I am a loyal follower.
    3. I am posting to my FB

    Would love to try it.

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  66. Healthy dessert would be Healthy Choice fudge bars-only 100 calories.

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  67. Jelled Champagne Dessert:
    1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
    2 cups cold white grape juice, divided
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 cups champagne or club soda
    8 fresh strawberries, hulled
    I follow your blog every day...

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  68. I love a fresh fruit salad thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  69. follow blog jelaws5
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  70. My healthier snack is usually a bowl of Trader Joe's multigrain O's and almond milk or multigrain english muffins with peanut butter :)

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  71. Healthy dessert??! Banana popsicles? OK.. maybe not so healthy. If I go "healthy", I go with yogurt or fiber one brownies.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  72. Shared on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002665671640#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=184064498330301&id=100002665671640

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  73. My favorite healthy dessert is yogurt with granola

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  74. posted on my blog - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/08/total-giveaway-tuesday-28.html

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  75. Apples and peanut butter or bananas and PB.
    Like manna from heaven.

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  76. Fruit tops my list for healthy.
    I follow your blog. Great pictures of the family, out enjoying a Sunday afternoon treat:)

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  77. "Healthy" and "dessert" do not go together in my vocabulary. lol.

    I will have to go with most and say fruit. or I just made this healthy banana bread with garbanzo beans in it.

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  78. Finally following you - my work computer blocks Blogger, but it let me see your blog for some reason. Just logged on at home to find the Follow button.

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  79. I always try to keep Kozy Shack NSA Tapioca and/or Chocolate pudding around for a nighttime treat. Or, some Trader Joe's Gone Bananas (chocolate covered bananas) or a Fudgsicle can usually satisfy my chocolate cravings.

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  80. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1210474835 Julie Scott Laws
    shared on fb 8/24
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  81. I like frozen fruit bars. A sweet cool treat with few calories and a little fruit involved so it feels healthy.

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  82. I already follow you :)

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  83. I love Froyo with berries!

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