If you're looking for pescetarian recipes and pescetarian meals, we have some awesome recipes for you! These delicious fish and seafood recipes are great for healthy, easy dinners.
If you're nervous about cooking fish, then you'll appreciate how easy and approachable these recipes are. And, if you're looking for a few new fish or seafood recipes, then this list of recipes is perfect for you! There are, of course, a bunch of salmon recipes, but I'm also featuring tuna, shrimp, sea bass, tilapia, and halibut recipes.
I hope you enjoy these healthy pescetarian recipes. If you have any favorite pescetarian meals, please share them in the comments below! If you need even more pescetarian meal ideas, follow my Fish & Seafood board on Pinterest!
The Benefits of a Pescetarian Diet
A pescetarian diet is essentially a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish. A healthy pescetarian diet includes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and fish (freshwater and saltwater fish and shellfish).
It’s very similar to the Mediterranean Diet - which has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. The Mayo Clinic recommends eating one to two servings of fish a week - the omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body, contribute to heart health, and may lower cholesterol (source).
I hope you've enjoyed these pescetarian meal ideas!
Pescetarian Diet Food List
When considering what fish to buy on a pescetarian diet, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Fatty fish like salmon, lake trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, and tuna contain the most omega-3 fatty acids - although most seafood contains some omega-3s (source).
If you are concerned about mercury levels in fish, consult this Harvard Medical School article on which fish might have more mercury and if you should consider cutting back on certain types of fish.
Finally, some seafood is endangered or overfished. In order to make sure you are eating fish sustainably, download the excellent Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch App and consult it before you grocery shop.
If you like these recipes, I think you’ll like these cookbooks:
- The Flexible Vegetarian: Flexitarian recipes to cook with or without meat or fish
- The Pescetarian Plan: The Vegetarian + Seafood Way to Lose Weight and Love Your Food
- The Pescatarian Cookbook: The Essential Kitchen Companion
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