Ham for the Holidays

Ham for the Holidays

More reasons to love a holiday classic.

Ham. We think it’s one of the most beautiful single-syllable words ever created. It makes home smell like the holidays, makes sandwiches sing, makes leftovers worth looking forward to. Yes, ham is the centerpiece of many an ideal family meal.

It’s no wonder, then, that December is the month of ham. During the holiday season, as people head home to spend valuable vacation days lounging with loved ones, more of this glorious meat is shared than at any other time of year. But why stop there? We think ham is worth celebrating all year long.

At Panera our clean ham is made from pork that contains no added artificial nitrates or added phosphates, no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors or flavors. So, all that’s left is good ham. And all of our ham comes from pork that is raised without antibiotics, fed a vegetarian diet and lives crate-free during gestation.

In case you were wondering, a 3-ounce serving of our lean, smoked ham has 110 calories and 15 grams of protein. Are you starting to understand our love for ham?

Not yet? Then you might want to try some for yourself. Pick up a Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Power Sandwich, with lean, smoked ham, all-natural egg and Vermont white cheddar on freshly baked whole grain bread.

And if turkey’s more your holiday style, our Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbread is back for the season. It’s clean, roasted turkey raised without antibiotics paired with classic holiday flavors in every bite.