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Heart Healthy Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

photo of turkey cranberry sandwich

Turkey is often associated with celebration, family, friends and Thanksgiving. Turkey is an excellent source of protein.

Protein is an important part of a well-balanced diet. It helps support the immune system, maintains healthy skin, hair, and nails, aids in the production of enzymes, regulates hormones, provides fuel for energy, and supports the growth and repair of tissues, muscles, organs and bones. When choosing protein foods, it is best to select turkey, chicken, fish and beans rather than beef, pork chop and lamb, which are higher in saturated fat. This is a wonderful well-balanced healthy recipe you may use to combine your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Recipe Yield: 1 Serving


  •  2 slices Multigrain Bread
  •  2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
  •  2.5 oz fresh skinless turkey breast, sliced (or about 3 slices of sliced turkey deli meat)
  •  1 slice Tomato
  •  1 leaf Romaine Lettuce


  1.  Toast the 2 slices of bread.
  2.  Spread cranberry sauce over one of the toast slices.
  3.  Add the turkey, top with lettuce and tomato, then place second slice of toast on top.
  4.  Cut in half and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 300  
Total Fat 4.5g (13% calories from fat) 7%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbs 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 13g  
Protein 30g  
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%