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What I Eat In a Day as a Pescatarian

What I Eat In a Day as a Pescatarian

As a pescatarian, I don’t eat meat or fish. I’m also an omnivore–I eat both meat and eggs. In this post, I’ll tell you about my daily diet as a pescatarian (and why it might not be for everyone).


  • Grits
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt (I love Greek yogurt)
  • Fruit (I like to mix berries with the oatmeal)

And coffee!

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Lunch and Dinner

At lunch and dinner, I like to eat a lot of fish. I have this slow cooker that makes healthy dinners in just 30 minutes. For example, one night I made salmon with potatoes and asparagus over brown rice. Another time I made chicken taco bowls with black beans and avocado slices on top (I also love spicy foods).

The best thing about being a pescatarian is not having to worry about whether or not your food has meat in it! And if you’re worried about eating too much fat? When you want an extra boost of protein or iron from something other than meat. Or if you just want something different. Try adding some tofu or tempeh into your diet.

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Snacks are important for energy, and they should be healthy and nutritious. Snacks should also be easy to make, so you can eat them on the go!

I love snacking on nuts and seeds, but sometimes I like something more filling. My favorite snack is hummus with pita chips or crackers. It’s delicious!

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I eat a lot of fish, but I also have plenty of other options.

As a pescatarian, I eat fish. A lot of fish. And sometimes, even more than that! But there’s an important distinction between eating too much and not enough: you can’t just eat anything you want to be healthy. To make sure that you get all the nutrients your body needs and stay healthy overall, it’s important to have variety in your diet–and that means including other proteins like meat or eggs or dairy products (which some people call “dairy”).

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I’m not saying this as a vegetarian who wants to convert others into vegetarians; rather, it’s about helping my family members understand how important it is for them to be able to find foods that meet their needs without making any sacrifices on taste buds or health benefits. For example: since my dad doesn’t like seafood but loves steak cooked medium rare with lots of seasoning and sauce (and we live near New York City), he might not realize how good his regular chicken breast tastes when prepared properly. But once he tries raw salmon instead? There’ll never be any going back!


I’ve put together a list of my favorite foods, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many delicious options out there that you’ll never run out of things to eat! If you’re interested in going pescatarian, I hope this guide has given you some ideas on how to do it.

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