SARDINES and KETO DIET: Thomas DeLauer Weighs In

SARDINES and KETO DIET: Thomas DeLauer Weighs In


Gotta love sardines, right? I didn’t even start eating sardines until I was deep into the keto diet and I realized, like, “Wow, these are actually good!” They get a bad rap. Sardines are, like, probably one of the most nutrient-dense fishes that you can eat, like, they are super super high in omega-3s. Gram for gram or pound for pound, however you want to look at it, they are the most omega-3 dense food that you can find, like, they’re great. And super high in what’s called DHA, docosahexaenoic acid, so, specifically the omega-3 that’s really good for the brain. But also- I mean, you’re just getting good quality protein too. I like to say that sardines are quite honestly, like, the perfect fat-to-protein ratio. It’s the perfect keto food. But the fact is, they’re a little off-putting to some people- like, you’re talking about fish in a can. Ok, like, I get it. I hear you. You don’t have to eat them straight out of the can. The nice thing is you can get the ones that don’t have the bone in them, so you don’t have to deal with, you know, any of that. You just get the filets and go ahead and put a little bit of coconut oil on a frying pan. Put them on there. Put a little bit of chili powder, a little bit of pink Himalayan salt, you know, whatever, however you want to spice them and just literally, like, 15, 20 seconds each side, and all of a sudden, it tastes like you’re eating, like, a little bit of trout. It’s getting past, like, eating them cold and room temp, like, when you’re actually eating them warm. So you don’t have to eat them straight out of a can. There’s plenty of things that we take out of a can and we actually cook, but being able to make it fun and make it interesting and still taste good- that’s the key. That’s the ticket.

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