Packed with omega-3 fats, calcium and protein, sardines are eminently healthy.
As seafood goes, they’re also notably safe — these small fish swim near the bottom of the food chain, so they’re not around long enough to accumulate heavy metals like their larger brethren. The wild-caught Brisling sardines from Crown Prince are lightly smoked and packed in olive oil, spring water or mustard. They’re sure to add satisfying substance to salads and sandwiches. About $3 at most grocery stores or at www.crownprince.com.