The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #3: Salmon

Salmon is one of those foods near the top of just about every list of healthy foods. Not only is it rich in healthy fatty acids, but it's also an amazing source of protein. Wild salmon is probably one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Canned salmon is actually the better source of calcium, as it contains the bones of the fish. If you eat half a can of salmon, you get about 232 milligrams of calcium--roughly 23% of your Daily Value. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Source:[/caption] Now, the thought of eating salmon bones with the meat may sound odd, but the bones in canned salmon have been softened during the canning process. If you are going to use the canned salmon to cook food (think salmon patties, salmon cakes, salmon pate, etc.), you can mash the bones right into the salmon meat. Not only will it give you all the wonderful Omega-3s and protein in the meat, but it adds the calcium from the bones!  
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