I eat canned sardines all the time but you should be careful of the BPA. You can find some BPA-free canned sardines at Whole Foods, as well as some in glass jars. As Karen mentioned, be careful of the oil they're packed in.
I'm looking for great quality low cost seafood, meats and butter in Vancouver BC. I have seen quite a few meat sources on eatwild.com but it's hard to make a decision blindly since there are no reviews. I would appreciate recommendations for wild... (more)
Try going to some of the high-end restaurants in your area and talk to the chefs there. They'll have the most current information. Just avoid the lunch and dinner rushes ;-).
I was reading one of Kris Kresser's post about fish oil and someone in the comment section advised not to pour out the juice in sardines making the claim that that's where all the Omega-3's are. I get mine packed in spring water and have always... (more)
As I'm sure alot of you know, cooking on the paleo diet can really take a large chunk of your day if you not smart about it. Foods that don't require much prep like avocados and sardines are truly life savers. Another huge benefit of sardines is... (more)
I don't remember where I read it but is the omega 3 somehow reduced when sardines are canned in oil? I'm guessing it's just that they drained them and the lost olive oil had absorbed some of the omega 3. If you eat the olive oil too is it just... (more)
I dig a good can of salmon or sardines. A lot of them seem to be low fat though (whether they call themselves that or not) and we are obviously not looking for that. I'd also prefer that they not be canned in oil, even olive oil, because... (more)
Trader Joe's Yellowfin tuna is my absolute favorite. It's a little on the expensive side, but you can find it packaged in extra virgin olive oil. Because of how TJ's handles things, however, you have to make sure that they don't have it one week... (more)
I have searched far and wide for this information and it is nowhere to be found. I'm looking for the omega 6 content in Crown Prince Brisling Sardines packed in water. On the box it does say there is 2g omega 3 per can, which is awesome, but I... (more)
I eat a can of Beach Cliff Sardines (in water, tomato sauce, or mustard sauce) 3-5 times a week. They are a inexpensive, tasty, and healthy. Pre-paleo, I enjoyed them on crackers. I have now been eating them plain since going paleo, and am... (more)
I always wrote off all the omega 6 talk as mainly relating to seed oils so considered omega 6's in meats/fish as generally ok Is it right thinking like this though? I like eating sardines everyday, and often it'll be the only animal product ill... (more)
I love that sardines pack a good dose of healthy n3 in a very convenient tin that stores well. But, I don't particularly like the taste. I do find that if I blend sardines they taste better. Does anyone have any tricks (recipes) that make... (more)
I have been eating lots of oysters and sardines to bump up my omega-3 ratio. Am I negating the benefits by eating sardines and oysters that are packed in olive oil (because the olive oil has a high omega-6 ratio)? Edit: These are the oysters I am... (more)
I know that in North America there seem to be one or two brands such selling BPA free tins but in the UK I have checked far and wide and it seems to be that no one is doing it? I have pretty much accepted that I will have to start making my own... (more)
I just wrote up some information for Angelo Coppola of Latest in Paleo, and I thought I'd share here too (It's my first time posting, and I'm a bit shy). Obviously fresh is best, but if you're buying canned sardines, there's a trick finding the... (more)
Can tinned sardines, say one tin four days a week, replace daily fish oil suplementation? Diet wise : No vege oil consumption but chicken and pork eaten at least weekly. Other meats are grass feed beef and lamb, minimal fruit, lots of veggies... (more)
I purchased some sardines in olive oil recently. There's about 1 - 2 tbsp of olive oil in each can that I've been mashing up with the sardines to eat on top of spinach, carrots, etc. Since I'm not sure about oxidation/whatever bad might happen... (more)
I would certainly eat the oil. I try to buy sardines in extra virgin olive oil. I have to read the labels carefully now though - lots seem to be canned in sunflower oil and I've even seen soy oil!
Lately, i have been too busy to cook food, so my staple is canned fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, and anchovies, some crab meat) on top of a big salad. I have been eating this for both lunch and dinner because it is fast, and pretty tasty, i love... (more)
If you are buying your canned fish at Trader Joe's then you are probably all set. Word is that all their fish is in BPA-free cans.
This is Melky, my BTF (Boston Terrier Forever). He loves tasty paleo treats that give him a shiny, silky-smooth coat and perk him up in the morning so he can lick his master's face to death until that old lug wakes up. My pick for paleo treats... (more)
I got some Brunswick sardines in olive oil and opened them up. I think I expected some tiny anchovies or something, but these things are big. Not to mention almost whole (headless but have skin, bones, organs). I did a quick search on what I... (more)
Mash them in with avocado, a little salt & pepper, some feta cheese, some dried basil, a dash of fresh lemon juice - wrap in a romaine lettuce leaf and enjoy.
I tried it and it was not bad - ingredient list is short :sardines, water and salt (for the non oil ones) or sardines, pure olive oil and salt. They claimed to be wild caught but the only thing that bugs me it's product of Morocco, even though the... (more)
I've tried several new foods that I never would have considered in a million years on my old SAD diet. So far so good...love the coconut oil and LOVE the dried coconut flakes. But I'm gonna get crazy here and try... SARDINES! I'm a... (more)
Horse meat, dammit. And I'm a horse trainer. And pancreas, though not necessarily horse pancreas- that sounds weird. I never thought about a horse having a pancreas.
Very simple...I have some Crown Prince BPA Free Sardines in Spring Water. Seeing as though the sardines have been sitting in the water for some time now, are there nutrients that have been "lost" to the water? I would prefer to make the sardines... (more)
Hey Paleo-ers... I'm currently in Asia and can buy fresh sardines. I steamed up some last night and wanted to eat the whole as I've heard you can do. But the bones were definitely not 'soft' enough to enjoy eating them whole. Is this just... (more)
You can eat the bones in canned sardines because they are soft. But in fresh ones, the bones won't be soft. Since you are in Asia, you might see if you can find out what the locals do with fresh sardines. I bet you can get some great recipes.
So we moved to Warsaw, Poland about a month ago from Rhode Island and so far, eating paleo has been pretty easy here. My only issue is I'm having a hard time locating any kelp affordably and that used to be my iodine source (kombu added to broth... (more)