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Matiz Gallego Sardines – Item of the Day

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Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Matiz Gallego Sardines and you can get them in either a 5 count pack or a 25 count pack.  Oh dear friends the reasons these items are being featured are many, let us take a look at a few.

First I try to feature items not just of good quality but stuff I use, and I eat these a few times a week.  Due to the fact that I like them and that they are a good source of Omega 3 fats, which the average person is largely deficient in.  I eat them strait from the can, wrapped in lettuce with yogurt cheese, on Flax Crackers or as part of a lunch time salad.

Secondly lets talk about those Omega 3s.  Sardines and herring are about the best source of them on the planet.  Because these small fish are very low in the food chain.  So while fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon are great for Omega 3, they also carry a fair load of mercury and other toxins.   Not enough to never eat, you body can deal with some exposure to toxins, it it couldn’t’ we would all be dead.  But you need to eat something like this about 3-4 times a week for a good omega 3 vs 6 balance and you should not rely on large ocean predator fish that often.

Third is quality.  I am a sardine connoisseur, I love the little guys!  So I scoured the net for others reviewing sardines and one name constantly was at the top of most lists, Matiz.  When I tried them I found out why.  These are not your cheapo sardines that would be better as cat food.  There are only 3 to a can, because they are beautiful plump little guys!  Yes gutted and deheaded but skin and bones on as good sardines have.  Mild smelling compared to other sardines, caught in the waters off norther Spain and Portugal, where the best of the best come from.

Fourth, no junk!  No extra preservatives, no garbage, Here is the entire list of ingredients, sardines, olive oil, sea salt.  Fantastic.  Never and I mean never buy sardines with mustard sauce, soy bean oil, etc.  Packed in their own oils and olive oil is best, just like these guys.

Fifth this is a perfect prepper storage product!  Think about where preppers struggle to keep a good storage up.  That would be high quality fats and meats, with nutrient dense caloric yield.  Well the ones that just came in have an expiration date of 2022!  You know I say eat what you store and store what you eat, well with this even if you only eat them a few times a month, that is no problem.  In each can you get 228 calories, 130 in high quality fats and 98 from one of the best sources of protein on the planet.

So why not give Matiz Gallego Sardines a shot and whether you pick up a 5 count pack or a 25 count pack is up to you.  Do let me caution, these are the best sardines I have ever eaten but they are still canned sardines.  They are not magical, they don’t taste like chicken, they taste like small ocean fish.  So if you in general do not like sardines, you likely will not like these either.  However if you “sort of like them”, this may change your entire sardine world.  Far less fishy tasting, more clean smelling, nice firm flesh and man they go good with a bit of avocado.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

 

 

Kirkland Signature Walnuts – Item of the Day

walnutsEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day Kirkland Signature Walnuts.  One of the great things about the paleo life is nuts are on the menu, especially nuts like walnuts.  But have you looked at the price of shelled walnuts in the store?

When I found these I knew I was on to something, a three pound bag is only about 17 bucks and it ships free to your house on Amazon prime.  Now three pounds is a lot and these are raw nuts so this is what I do.  I put a half pound a piece into small vacuum seal bags, seal them up and keep them in the freezer and take them out as I need them.

I use these a variety of ways.  First is just plain snacking, you have to go easy on nuts while on a paleo eating plan because even though they are low carb they are very calorically dense.  So when I snack on them I will take out about a handful (2 ounces) and put the rest away.  They go great with some beef jerky and add a great crunch with say some yogurt cheese and pepper sticks.

Do you miss croutons on your salad or just want even more crunch.  Okay take a few handfuls of these, get a dry no stick skillet nice and warm and toss these in, toast them until they just begin to brown.  Let them cool and toss them on any salad of your choosing and man they are great.  My favorite is a spinach salad, with crumbled blue cheese, some sliced green apple, bacon, some boiled eggs (quail eggs split sideways are nice) and these walnuts.  My take on a Waldorf.

Want to take something extremely simple and make it over the top?  Okay again start by toasting some walnuts, this time give them a slight rough chop so they are all about 1/4 sized.  Once they start to toast add bacon grease to the pan and trimmed green beans, saute the green beans until just done, that means bright green and still a little crisp in the center.  Remove from the pan, top with some bacon crumbles and a bit of real Parmesan cheese.

The entire thing takes perhaps 10 minutes to do at most.  It is simple you season it with some salt an pepper other than that there are only 4 ingredients but it is blow you away good.  Oh and it is healthy and 100% paleo/low carb.

I am sure there are other things you can come up to do with walnuts.  The next thing I want to try is Turkish Walnut Soup.  In any event if you want to put some high quality crunch into your life, check out, Kirkland Signature Walnuts today.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.