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Mediterranean Sardine Salad

Contributed by: NAPSA

Healthy Eating Doesn't Have To Be Hard Work

Healthy Eating Doesn't Have To Be Hard Work
(NAPSA) - Ever stand in front of your refrigerator knowing that you should have a salad with dinner, yet lacking the requisite fresh salad fixings?

Fear not. There is a quick way to assemble a tasty salad course, and the ingredients are likely right in your own cupboard. Best of all, this salad can be a healthy way to combat heart disease.

According to a recent repord from the American Dietetic Association (www.eatright.org), eating sardines and other seafood is the best way to get a crucial dietary ingredient: omega-3 fatty acids. The ADA has determined that eating seafood two times a week may prevent heart disease, heart attacks and cardiac arrest. This recommendation comes on the heels of many years of studies that have suggested a preventative role for omega-3s in myriad health issues, including breast cancer, stroke and depression.

Rich in omega-3s, sardines are a prime example. They offer, on a per-serving basis, more potassium than an orange, more riboflavin than spinach and three times more vitamin D than milk. In addition, they're loaded with calcium, making them an excellent weapon in the fight against osteoporosis.

So the next time you are at a loss for a salad, just open up your cupboard and dig into a heart-healthy diet.

Recipe courtesy of the Food Network and Tyler Florence.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can King Oscar brisling sardines
  • 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 1 can hearts of palm
  • Italian dressing to taste
  • 1 box croutons

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, toss the tomatoes, sardines, artichoke hearts and the hearts of palm together. Add Italian dressing to taste and top with croutons.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Difficulty: Easy


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