Why Are Sardines A Super Fish? ✨

Why Are Sardines A Super Fish? ✨

Written by: Jess, Le Puree Dietician

Sardines are a powerhouse ingredient. They are so rich in nutrients and they can provide a huge benefit to bub, especially in the first 1000 days. That’s right, you can start feeding them sardines when they’re just a bun in the oven.

Let’s get the elephant out of the room... this fish is FISHY.

BUT, this fishy flavour is so,so important to expose your baby to from the beginning. The more strong the flavours (whether it be bitter from herbs or tangy from citrus), means that bub can develop a wider palate with a greater acceptance of flavours and variety. Did you want a fussy eater? Sorry, we can’t help with that. 

Sardines contain omega-3 fatty acid, which is an essential fatty acid to get from food as we cannot make it by ourselves. Omega 3 is especially good for brain and heart development in babies (and adults). The DHA element of Omega 3 is incredible for eye health and development, so it’s helping to lay healthy foundations for their major organs.

Sardines are also super rich in calcium, which is so important for bone health. We are always told that dairy is the only source of calcium in our diets, but sardines can be a great way to get variety and support those growing bones in the first 1000 days.

So let’s round it up… benefits of Sardines for bub:

🦴Calcium, which is great for bubs bone health

🐟 Big flavour, that fishy-ness is great for bubs taste palate development

🧠Omega 3 Fatty Acids, this fatty acid is great for brain & heart development for your baby

How do they eat it?

Try our Sardine Puree! Made with mediterranean flavours for the perfect blend. On top of being nutrient dense, this puree is great for allergen introduction. Fish is one of the top 9 allergens and should be introduced with care. Checkout our Allergen Bundle for the full allergen introduction kit (including our Sardine Puree & Thai Prawn Puree).

Other ways we love to serve this ✨ super ✨ fish… mashed with avocado, cottage cheese or hummous.

And with mum or dad putting on a happy smile (real or fake), so they truly believe that the goodness is on that spoon!

Go on, share a bite...

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