In Dining Out

If watching your waistline is one of your resolutions for 2017, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs may just become your new favorite sandwich joint. The local eatery recently introduced Sensible Sandwiches, made with sprouted whole grain buns and piled with freshly sliced meats and veggies. There are six sandwich varieties available on this new healthy menu and each comes in at 500 calories or less.

On a recent visit to Goodcents I sampled four of the Sensible Sandwich options and they did not disappoint. The sandwiches are generously portioned and I was extremely impressed with the amount of meat and toppings they have, you will have to squish it down a bit to get a good bite. The Sensible Sandwich options include.

Sensible-SandwichesSkinny Italian Club (469 calories): roasted turkey, salami, tomato, lettuce, and giardiniera.
Horseradish Beef (407 calories): roast beef, cheddar, lettuce, onion, and creamy horseradish.
Turkey Garden Club  (360 calories): roasted turkey, bell pepper, sour cream cucumber spread, tomato, lettuce, and onion.
Spicy Ham (425 calories): ham, capicola, pepper jack, tomato, pickled jalapeños, and spicy mustard.
Turkey Cranberry (379 calories): roasted turkey, cranberry relish, lettuce, onion, and olive oil mayo.
Chicago-style Beef (337 calories): roast beef, giardineria, tomato, lettuce, and olive oil mayo.

I enjoyed the Skinny Italian, Turkey Garden Club, Spicy Ham and Chicago-style Beef, all were delicious and satisfying but the Spicy Ham was my favorite of the bunch. It was loaded with ham and the combination of jalapeños and spicy mustard made for a bold and delicious taste. I plan to go back and order that one again and again! The Turkey Garden Club came in a close second with it’s heaping amount of crisp veggies; the delicious sour cream spread added a bit of decadence making it hard to believe that it’s only 360 calories! Where these sandwiches lack in calories they make up for in quality and taste.

Parents will be pleased to learn that in addition to the Sensible Sandwiches, Goodcents has also introduced Rainbow Bread to the kids menu. The bread is brightly colored in hues of blue, green, purple and pink. These whimsy sandwiches are sure to be a hit with the kiddos and are available in turkey and cheese, ham and cheese of peanut butter and jelly. The meal is rounded out with a choice of side (chips, cookie, or apple slices) and a drink (milk, juice or kid’s soda) for only $3.49!

After my Sensible Sandwich sampling I brought Miss Jax a Goodcents Rainbow Bread kid’s meal and she squealed with happiness, proclaiming it a “unicorn sandwich.” Unlike most kids, mine doesn’t like bread (how that is even possible I do not know), but she was so excited about this colorful bun she couldn’t wait to dig in. She inspected it closely, marveling at how pretty it was. After she was done she asked me if I could make rainbow bread at home.

My response: “Nope, Jax, I can’t; we will save that for Goodcents!” (and since I’ll be eating a Sensible Sandwich it will be completely acceptable to steal her cookie).


Disclaimer: I was invited to enjoy Goodcents’ new menu items at no cost to help facilitate this post. All opinions stated here are entirely my own. 

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