I love protein! Boneless, skinless chicken thighs; pork from happy pigs; grassfed beef and lamb; duck and turkey. I very much enjoy my location at the top of the food chain, and I respect the aforementioned creatures for making me strong and healthy.
When I was kid, I remember eating sardine sandwiches – oil and all, just take the can and dump it on buttered toast. What a glorious, greasy, finger-licking mess!
The toast is no longer in the picture, but I still get sardines (and tuna) packed in olive oil. Now I drain them, however, and put them in my snack packs with raw veggies and olives on the side. My favorite brand is Crown Prince because they’re available boneless and skinless. (The first time I tried the ones with the tails still attached I (1) felt like a sea lion and (2) almost gagged. That is just too close to natural state for me. Guess that means I’m not actually a cave woman. I don’t care. I like black eyeliner, my flat iron, and sardines without bones and tails.)
|Yummy – and packed with omega-3|
Take a look at the beautiful ingredient list below. I recognize all those things! The sardines are caught off the coast of Morocco (you know I’m a sucker for all things Moroccan!), and they include 2 grams of omega-3 per serving. (They’re available packed in water, too, but why, oh why, would one pass up the yummy flavor of olive oil?!)
For variety, I also really like the Kipper Snacks. They’re tasty little fillets of herring with a delicious smoky flavor, like smoked oysters with a better nutritional profile. Fun fact: Europeans have been snackin’ on kippers since the 14th century!
Crown Prince has been around since 1948 and is a family-owned business. According to the web site, there are three generations of the Hoffman family running the show. Neat!
You can give these Crown Prince products a try without too much risk – they’ll send you a $1 coupon just for filling out a brief questionnaire, which means you can get a can of sardines for about 79 cents. That is one inexpensive, tasty, nutritious snack!
And if you’re already a fan, the company has a Frequent Buyer Program: send in 5 UPCs, get 5 coupons for 50-cents off… as often as you want! Five workdays per week = 5 cans of sardines or kipper snacks per week = a savings of $2.50 every week. That’s, like, $125 a year… and that, my friends, is a lotta sardines!
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