Most people don't raise turkeys so the only way they have any indication of the real cost of sliced turkey on a sandwich is the price at the store. Well, our turkey standards prohibit animal by-products in feed and require space for normal turkey behavior. So isn't it worth it that when a turkey is raised with these standards its meat costs more? Let's breakdown a turkey sandwich to see how our health-saving sandwich-making suggestions stack up. Then you can decide for yourself if it's worth it. Of course, we think it is.
- BREAD: Seeduction™ bread (get a coupon in The Whole Deal in-store guide) or whole wheat sandwich bread made without artificial dough conditioners and preservatives is about 14¢ more per sandwich compared to leading conventional brand whole wheat sandwich bread.
- MUSTARD: Organic Mustard helps you avoid exposure to pesticides with your sandwich and is less than 2¢ more per serving.
- LETTUCE: Organic Lettuce is another good choice for your health and that of the planet and costs about $1.00 more per head (that's approximately 15 sandwiches worth).
- TOMATO: Tomatoes taste best (and have more nutrients) when they are picked ripe, so look for local and in season, as well as organic. Local may cost less, organic about 20% more.
- SLICE O'CHEESE: 365 Everyday Value® Organic Sliced Cheese has the benefits of organic including that it's made from the milk of cows not given synthetic hormones (rBST) and it only costs about 5¢ more per slice.
- SLICE O'TURKEY: Lunchmeat that doesn't contain artificial colors, flavors or preservatives such as added synthetic nitrates or nitrites and from animals raised to meet our animal welfare standards- you get all that for about 25¢ more per slice.