Sardine salsa flatbreads
Fancy a dinner or lunch that’s ready in under 20 minutes? These vibrant, spicy, sardine salsa flatbreads, are ready in a flash and full of ‘good for you’ omega 3 oils from the brisling sardines. These sardine salsa flatbreads are great if you’re entertaining and go really well with a salad. Perfect for an easy meal or on their own as a fast, tasty snack.
Sardines are one of the best sources of omega 3 fat.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
This may seem like a simple recipe however, it is far from simple in terms of the health benefits. Sardines are one of the best sources of omega 3 fat. This type of fat is called a polyunsaturated fat and is needed for your brain and heart to function optimally. It also plays a role in keeping your vision sharp and arteries healthy. On top of this, sardines provide many vitamins and minerals including those which keep your central nervous system functioning well like B12 and choline. Choline also plays a role in keeping your brain working well and B12 helps to make red blood cells.
A healthy thyroid means a healthy metabolism and sardines provide selenium and iodine which help support the health of your thyroid. To boost these benefits even further, your body will also receive around a cup of milk worth of calcium in a tin of sardines! Sardines are also a good source of vitamin D needed for calcium to be absorbed properly in your body and for a strong immune system.
Adding to the health benefits of this delicious meal are the monounsaturated fat from the extra virgin olive oil which support healthy cholesterol levels as well as helping to fight off free radical damage by providing over 36 different antioxidants! When selecting the flatbreads opt for the whole grain varieties which provide you more fibre for fullness and gut health as well as more vitamins and minerals. This includes iron, zinc, B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. All these play different roles in keeping your body functioning normally and staying fighting fit.
The tasty cheese will help you meet your daily needs of calcium which is essential for strong bones and teeth. Calcium also plays a role in helping your muscles contract normally. Cheese also adds to the amount of B12, iodine, choline and selenium your body will benefit from.
The vegetables in the salsa will boost up the potassium which helps your blood pressure stay in a healthy range. Also adding additional fibre for a healthy gut and to keep you feeling fuller for longer. The tomato will add to heart health by its antioxidant lycopene and if you are a gentleman this antioxidant also helps your prostate stay healthy. Basil will add additional antioxidants and vitamin K which is needed for your blood to clot normally as well as for your bones to stay strong. What an impressive list of reasons to try this recipe soon!