Dairy free and wondering where to get your calcium? Sardines is one of your powerhouse sources.
For all these years I thought I didn’t like them. Then I remembered I’d never actually tried them. Mixed into a salad, you can skip your calcium supplement and know you are nourishing yourself right down to your bones.
If you don’t have access to fresh, canned can be an easy go-to. Canned with the bone in, they are ready to go. Look for sardines canned in water, olive oil or tomato sauce. Avoid funny oils like canola and soy or any other odd things that are often snuck in canned food like added sugar.
Top your salad or make a tuna salad style mix. Combine with a homemade tomato sauce, or just smear with avocado and eat. They really are delicious and an inexpensive, rich source of not only calcium but Vitamin D, B Vitamins, and many other trace minerals like selenium and iron (a boost for us that tend to run low).
This is what I call a Man Salad. One my husband will actually enjoy and feel satisfied after eating. You could add a plant based ranch, chipotle dressing or I just drizzle the olive oil the sardines came in and call it good. Search my blog for more dressing recipes I’m happy to share with you.