Sardines are a healthy snack that are full of minerals and vitamins and an ancestral food that supported humans for thousands of years. The bones, which are full of calcium are very small and unnoticeable especially when made into a dip. Sardines are more sustainable than larger fish becasue they reproduce quickly and they are good for us because they don’t absorb much mercury becasue they don’t eat a lot of smaller fish.
They are high in Vitamin b-12 which supports stamina and brain health. Also sardines are high in minerals such as phosphorus and selenium that support metabolism. Also one small can will provide the daily recommended dose of vitamin D which is great for bones and teeth. (I like this brand). A small 4 oz serving also provides a whopping 1500 mg of omega-3 essential fats that the body must have and cannot create on its own. Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory, they support proper blood clotting and encourage proper cell growth.
Healthy Snacks: Sardines Dip Recipe
2 large avocados, cored
2 can whole sardines (I like this brand)
2 cloves peeled garlic
Juice of 2 lemons
1 bunch green onions, tips
Sea salt and pepper
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
sliced carrots, celery, cucumber for serving
Place all the ingredients in the food processor but reserve a handful of cilantro for topping. Adjust the seasonings to taste, and transfer to a bowl then top with cilantro. Serve with sliced veggies.
Nutrition Info: Protein: 7.2 g , Total Fat : 21.7g, Total Carbs: 11.3g, Net Carbs: 3.7g, Fiber: 7.6 g (nutrition facts based on 4 servings)