Monday, January 24, 2011
a simple lunch
Sardines. Yes I know most of you are thinking ewwww. But honest, sardines are a very quick and flavorful lunch. I simply drain the water, mash them lightly with generous amounts of fresh lemon juice, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper and whatever herbs I might have around. Then I spoon the mixture onto my favorite crispy rice crackers .
Sardines are loaded with omega-3 fats. Omega-3s help with mood, thinking, circulation, and glucose and insulin metabolism; they lower blood pressure; and they protect against heart disease. Plus they are loaded with calcium! Sardines also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese, plus B vitamins. And because sardines are real low on the marine food chain, toxins like mercury don't accumulate in them.