I hate fast food in the traditional sense (like McDonald’s and Wendy’s) mostly because of how it makes me feel when I eat it. How does it make me feel? Like an unhealthy lump of lard that’s been injected with sodium and fat who needs to run to the bathroom. Even their salads don’t do it for me.
My son informed me the other day (after he watched Super Size Me in health class) that the average family goes to McDonald’s about six times per month. Seriously? WTF (Why The Face? as Phil Dumphy would say). My son was feeling very neglected because we probably don’t go even six times per year. Wah, wah,wah. That’s a big FWP. He will thank me later when he is still alive.
One fast food place I do actually enjoy is Subway. Aside from other places like Chipotle where you can get in and get out quick, it’s probably the place I go the most. I don’t feel gross after eating it and it actually tastes pretty good. I usually get the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki.
Subway sent me a gift card to try the new Tuscan Chicken Melt, which will be available through the end of October. Tender, juicy chicken tossed in zesty herb seasoning, then fresh toasted with melted cheese on your choice of bread. It’s topped with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette.
I got mine toasted on Italian Herb Cheese Bread with provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, spinach and balsamic vinaigrette. It cost about $4.50 for a 6 incher. A tasty combination if I do say so myself. You can copy me if you want. The nutritional info for the sub I created is this:
Not too shabby, although a bit high in sodium. I do love the way you can go to the Subway website and customize your sub to find out the exact nutritional breakdown. You can also order online now to avoid waiting in that gruesome line while people in front of you debate which of 95 toppings to get on their sub. Genius!
This is a very good sandwich. I wish they were keeping it around longer than just the next couple of weeks. I have to admit I polished this thing off in about 3 minutes flat. Note to self: foot long next time.
Why don’t my pictures ever look like the ones on the website?
Not everyone can eat a Tuscan Chicken Melt and ponder the economic crisis at the same time.
Want to try one? I have a $25 Subway Gift Card to give away.
To enter (comment for each):
- What’s your favorite sub including toppings? (+1 entry)
- Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog (+1 entry)
A random winner will be selected on Monday, October 22.
Fine print: I was sent a $25 Subway gift card as part of a promotional program for Subway and the Tuscan Chicken Melt. They also provided the giveaway item.