Do you have resolutions to eat healthier in the new year? What if we told you that healthier didn’t have to mean boring? Eat better with turkey in your recipe toolkit this year! We’re excited to share a few helpful ways to eat better, including easy salad and sandwich recipes and some of the science behind why turkey is a healthful choice.

We have some easy, delicious ways to work turkey into your everyday meal schedule. Let’s start with a meal we can’t find the time to make – lunch. Ever wish you had a healthy meal sitting in the office fridge but end up settling for something quick? It’s time to make a small change that could lead to major gains: lunch prep!

Let’s not kid ourselves, meal prep is still a commitment, but with easy recipes from Team Turkey, prep can be a breeze. Two simple lunchtime foods will do the trick and come together quickly. Salads and sandwiches may not seem too snazzy, but trust us, once you dress them up the turkey way, you’ll be looking forward to lunch.

Eat Better: Salads

Salad brings so much to the table in terms of flavor. This is a real meal. However you choose to dress it up, a salad at lunch will provide plenty of energy for the rest of your workday along with the satisfaction that you made a choice that aligns with your goals.

Eat Better: Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a lunchtime sammy? A turkey sandwich is just what you need to keep the fire burning until happy hour. Boring? Bland? Not these sandwich selections – there is something for everyone here. Flavor options can span the globe simply by changing a few toppings. Check out our blog post on tips for packing sandwiches to go.

There are so many ways to try turkey at lunch. In addition to turkey’s flavor and versatility, did you know this protein packs major nutritional benefits? Turkey is naturally low in fat and is rich in nutrients such as iron, zinc, potassium and chromium. Plus, meal prep isn’t just good for you. It’s good for the wallet, too. When you see the amount you’re saving by bringing lunch as opposed to ordering takeout, we think you’ll agree that turkey is the way to go.