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The #1 food you should eat (and probably don't)

By Hilary Meyer, April 16, 2010 - 2:17pm

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Hilary asks: Do you like sardines? If you do, what are your favorite ways to eat them?


I love sardines because I learned to eat them with my grandfather when I was a kid. He often made a late evening snack of the mustard sauced ones and placed them on a saltine. To my ten year old self the flavor was pungent and delicious. As I have grown much older, this memory has led me to share sardines, especially the boneless and skinless variety with my children and grand children. It's a wonderful (and now I know healthy) memory from my Central Pennsylvania farming background.

Seafood, especially fried fish and oysters and oyster stuffing, were always special foods for holiday gatherings. This was in the day when most of our food was home grown and holidays apparently the time to splurge on these special treats.

Keep up your good work!

Vonny Eckman
Carlisle, PA


09/27/2010 - 12:24pm

on crackers right out of the can. i've been telling people for years that they are good for you.


09/27/2010 - 11:44am

Here's the problem, Hilary: For some of us, perhaps many of us, fish tastes like garbage. It's repulsive.

So, instead of eating this vile food, we sensibly take one to two tablespoons of high-quality fish oil daily. In doing so, we gain all the benefits of fish consumption, without the detriments. Our kitchens smell better, too.


09/27/2010 - 10:31am

My "Pops" ate a can of sardines every day with vegetables. He lived to see 90 years of age. I think it's time that I start trying them. The sardines with crackers are probably my best bet..



09/27/2010 - 9:49am

I like sardines very much. I cook the whole fish with Soy sause and ginger. I eat with steam rice
thank you for you let people know how good benefit from sardines


09/27/2010 - 7:59am

I love to eat sardines as they are a healthy food but amongst the canned fish I like PINK SALMON the best for my breakfast.Is this good too????


09/27/2010 - 3:30am

i eat sardines on crackers with a slice of onions


09/27/2010 - 12:42am

Sardines with potatos, crackers or rice.
Put on lettuce with tomato, olives, sweet corn and mushrooms. ( cut everything in small pieces ), fold and eat.


09/26/2010 - 11:46pm

Out of the tin on a Waverly Club cracker. Yummy.


09/26/2010 - 11:17pm

Sardines and Yogurt, or Sardines and Cream Cheese spread on whole wheat bread.


09/26/2010 - 10:45pm

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