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Canned Sardines Snack

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 05, 2013 at 4:21 AM

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 wondering is anyone has any paleo pairings to go with canned sardines? I have many great recipes for them when cooking at home, but I'm looking for a convenient snack/meal to make at my desk.

The only thing I do now is open can, squirt lemon juice, eat.

Any suggestions?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on April 08, 2013
at 10:09 AM

@dan, agreed, salt makes everything better! @Rio, cool, you might consider salmon with the avocado too (parsley goes nicely I reckon).

508a4ebd259022f415326f7a6baec00c

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:39 AM

The supermarket next to my office only had Crown Prince. And they didn't have sardines! I got the Crown Prince Anchovies and Kipper Snacks. The smoked oysters were in cottonseed oil... Anchovies - will be great mixed with stuff, but on their own, a little too salty Kipper Snacks - FANTASTIC! This will be a staple from here going forward.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 07, 2013
at 02:25 AM

avocados are the BEST..goes good with nearly everything! .. even makes a good sugarless chocolate pudding blended with bannaa and dates and cocao powder. An amazing versatile fruit it is! :)

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on April 07, 2013
at 12:35 AM

I definitely have to try fish with avocado. Sounds tasty!

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Add avocado slices and YUM!!!!

508a4ebd259022f415326f7a6baec00c

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on April 05, 2013
at 11:38 PM

Also a good suggestion. I'll be trying this during the upcoming days as well.

508a4ebd259022f415326f7a6baec00c

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on April 05, 2013
at 11:35 PM

Wonderful suggestion! I typically have 2-3 avocados/week as is. I'm going to try a sardine, guac, lemon (maybe add herbs) mas-up. Thank you.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on April 05, 2013
at 06:45 PM

Yeah, avocado with fish is pretty great. Be sure to get enough sea salt in there, too!

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on April 05, 2013
at 03:29 PM

Try Wild Planet or Crown Prince sardines...BPA free. A bit pricier but taste is amazing and both can be found on Amazon :) Also Wild Planet is high quality so you can buy it in olive oil and know it's the good stuff

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on April 05, 2013
at 10:43 AM

I'd second the Dijon Mustard, the original version is sugar free and mostly good stuff. I use it alongside with black pepper in canned tuna pretty often, don't know why I didn't think of this on my answer, hehe.

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on April 05, 2013
at 06:49 AM

Total ditto... they're great for you but I'm not sure I could learn to like them. :( Maybe 30 days on a life raft with just canned sardines & bottled water?

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 05, 2013
at 05:06 AM

man-youre lucky u like those. Wish i did..like u say inexpensive and healthy. I tried recently but just cannot do it.

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on April 05, 2013
at 10:24 AM

I've liked when I've had them with a fresh tomatoes. Maybe with a bit of dried basil or something like that and lemon if I can. Add avocado to make it more filling. Convenient and tasty...

A variation on that sort of thing is to mash them in with avocado etc, ala sardines with guacomole, salsa sort of thing.

Tomatoes and lemon seem to go particularly well, I havn't had a lot of success with many other herb/spice/fruit/veg comboes...

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on April 05, 2013
at 06:45 PM

Yeah, avocado with fish is pretty great. Be sure to get enough sea salt in there, too!

508a4ebd259022f415326f7a6baec00c

(482)

on April 05, 2013
at 11:35 PM

Wonderful suggestion! I typically have 2-3 avocados/week as is. I'm going to try a sardine, guac, lemon (maybe add herbs) mas-up. Thank you.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 07, 2013
at 02:25 AM

avocados are the BEST..goes good with nearly everything! .. even makes a good sugarless chocolate pudding blended with bannaa and dates and cocao powder. An amazing versatile fruit it is! :)

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on April 07, 2013
at 12:35 AM

I definitely have to try fish with avocado. Sounds tasty!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on April 08, 2013
at 10:09 AM

@dan, agreed, salt makes everything better! @Rio, cool, you might consider salmon with the avocado too (parsley goes nicely I reckon).

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Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on April 05, 2013
at 10:36 AM

Hei Rio,

I just spent a week in Helsinki eating cold smoked salmon and trout and pickled herring-everyday! And I enjoyed them on cucumber slices with a bit of Dijon mustard (the real stuff) and house mayo (the olive oil, lemon, juice and real egg stuff). I'm betting this combo would be great with sardines too. Additionally, you might try them on a good quality pickle.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 05, 2013
at 10:43 AM

I'd second the Dijon Mustard, the original version is sugar free and mostly good stuff. I use it alongside with black pepper in canned tuna pretty often, don't know why I didn't think of this on my answer, hehe.

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Ca4ab83e574f868f15c9ea206ab69680

on April 05, 2013
at 10:37 PM

Sardines are useful for all kinds of things. I like to mince them up with various things depending on my mood. Mustard or horseradish, vinegar, olive oil, hot sauce... I could go on and on. You can pretty much replace canned tuna in any recipe with sardines. I agree with Desmond about the Wild Planet or the Crown Prince brands. The BPA free cans are a bonus. My favorite vehicle for putting the sardines in my mouth is romaine lettuce. 1 bag of romaine lettuce hearts plus 3 cans of sardines equals 3 delicious snacks. You can add whatever you like in there and roll it all up in the leaves like little miniature burritos.

508a4ebd259022f415326f7a6baec00c

(482)

on April 05, 2013
at 11:38 PM

Also a good suggestion. I'll be trying this during the upcoming days as well.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on April 06, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Add avocado slices and YUM!!!!

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on April 05, 2013
at 08:29 AM

Maybe sauerkraut? it's sour taste seems to match pretty well the one of sardines and it's a good filling since is low carb and pretty filling.

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C2fefd191418f9a7bd691077ab9b527a

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on April 05, 2013
at 03:30 PM

I like mine with carrots :P I dunno if that helps haha I also like to scramble eggs and put the sardines in with it...It's surprisingly nice :)

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A3a4696c919e916ec971691559e9c942

(2043)

on April 05, 2013
at 12:18 PM

If you are looking for the crunch factor to replace the pre-paleo cracker you could try pork rinds.

I like mine mixed with a bit of cold sweet potato or a hard boiled egg.

If you are eating them at your desk your co-workers must be thrilled! :)

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10121ac7b6beb99c0fbfbf1522c50adb

on April 05, 2013
at 07:03 AM

Bacon. Everything tastes good with bacon. If that doesn't work, try butter. Everything tastes good with butter.

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on April 05, 2013
at 05:06 AM

some rice heated in the micro might be good with your sardines :)

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