Just 2 ounces (56.7 grams) of sardines can fulfill half your daily requirement of vitamin D, plus they contain lots of protein, calcium and omega 3's [source: Hilah Cooking]. Yes, many people find the smelly and oily fish to be, well, disgusting but there are many ways to eat them. Sardines come packed in water, oil or tomato sauce. You can eat them alone, in a sandwich or on a salad. They can be eaten raw or even fried. Sardines can also be eaten as an appetizer on a cracker or as part of the main course.
Let's be honest, sardines have gotten such a bad reputation that many people don't really know if they like them or not because they haven't tried them. But a holiday party is a great time to step out and be adventurous and since so many other snacks are often available as part of a holiday spread, you won't feel bad if you don't eat all the sardines on your plate.