Tim Ferriss Sardines Brand Choice

If you’ve been paying attention to Tim recently, you’ll know he’s heavily on the band wagon of low carbohydrate, high fat eating. Whether he’s in ketosis, or just maintaining LCHF.

His tinned sardines of choice are Wild Planet Canned Sardines in Olive Oil. These were a recommendations from his good friend, and biochemistry beast Dom D’Agostino. Who himself maintains a largely ketogenic diet.

Wild Planet tout their sardines as sustainably harvested in well-managed fisheries with negligible by-catch or habitat damage. Given the Tim Ferriss affect, and the amount of sardines they must have sold when he recommended them, sustainably harvested is important.

Front of Packaging.
Back of Packaging.

You can see from the back of the packet (above), that the micronutrient content is good. And if we look at the nutritional information (below), we can see the macros are good too. Each tin has 22g fat, 25g protein and 0g of carbohydrate. Ideal for those adhering to LCHF or Keto diets.

Personally I like them in the 12 pack (cheaper in bulk at $28), but they are also available in a 6 pack (at $19).

Generally speaking, I’ll eat these straight out the tin, or if I’m feeling extravagant, spread them on toast and lightly grill with some vinegar, salt and pepper. But here’s another good suggestions for consuming sardines (via the RooshV forum):

Sardine Spread:

  • Take one can (~100g) of sardines in olive oil, remove tail and bones, put them all in a bowl
  • Add 100g of cottage cheese
  • Add some chopped onion and garlic
  • Spice it up: salt, pepper, oregano, basil, parsley
  • Add lemon juice made from squeezing one lemon

Take a spoon and squish everything together. Keep squishing and mixing everything in the bowl until you get a spread which you can put on bread or crackers. I personally prefer to eat this spread with rye crackers and tomatoes, but you can experiment and find some other combination that tastes good.

And just remember to brush your teeth after consuming. They’re super smelly as food goes.

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