The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once said, “you learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” Not only can mealtimes be tasty, but they can also be a valuable opportunity to engage in fellowship, share stories and catch up on your day.

This September, NTF is partnering with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to celebrate National Family Meals Month and the power behind gathering around a table with the ones you love. According to FMI, there is significant, measurable scientific proof about the positive, lifelong benefits of family meals, including physical and mental well-being. Not to mention, when you incorporate healthy, lean protein such as turkey to your plate, you’re providing essential vitamins and nutrients to the ones you love.

Thankfully, cooking a family meal does not have to be a chore. Check out this list of some of our favorite simple, family-friendly meals that will be a win-win for everyone around the table:

Two-Cheese Turkey Enchiladas

More cheese, please! This ooey gooey turkey twist on a traditional Mexican staple will be the talk of the table. Just don’t count on any leftovers.

Sriracha Lime Slow Cooker Turkey Tenderloin

Busy weeknight schedule? Break out the slow-cooker or Instant Pot for a flavorful meal you can let sit and forget.

Healthy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Mamma mia! Try out this Italian treat from Pasta Fits topped with delicious turkey meatballs for a healthier spin on a classic favorite.

Grilled Smoked Turkey & Hash Brown Wrap

For mornings on the go, this easy breakfast wrap will help you score a few extra minutes to help you get your day started right!

Slow & Easy Turkey Tortilla White Chili

As the weather gets cooler, turkey chili will have you warming up from the inside out! Dress it up with your favorite toppings or stick to the basics and enjoy all the flavors melding together in this dish that’ll have the whole family asking for seconds.   

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