Meal Plan for a Pescetarian

A pescetarian (also acceptable spelling is 'pescatarian' – aka a pescevegetarian or a pesco-vegetarian) is someone who will not eat the flesh of any animals other than fish or other types of seafood. They may or may not also exclude other animal products like eggs and dairy from their diet. The diet has strong similarities to a traditional Mediterranean diet. It is quite common for someone to refer to themselves as a 'vegetarian' and to think it normal for a vegetarian to include fish and seafood, when in reality they are a pescetarian.

The following example meal plan has been designed for a pescetarian who includes all fish and seafood, milk, dairy products and eggs. It's nutritionally balanced for weight maintenance.

Like all plans, it is merely an example and needs to be adapted to suit an individual's own lifestyle, daily routine and nutritional requirements. Use this to give you an idea of what are healthy nutritious pescetarian foods to include, but don't forget to vary your food choices and to drink plenty of water through the day.

High fibre cereal (like Weetabix, bran flakes, Shreddies, muesli, porridge, etc) + 200ml skimmed milk + 1 tsp sugar
200ml fruit juice
Mug tea/coffee
2 oatcakes
Item fruit
Sandwich: 2 slices granary bread + low fat cheese / cottage cheese / quark / tuna + low fat natural yoghurt / egg + low fat mayonnaise / prawns + low fat mayonnaise
Mixed salad
Low fat / low sugar yoghurt
Handful mixed nuts / seeds
Item fruit
Evening Meal
Salmon steak or haddock fillet or 2-3 Quorn pieces
3-4 tblsp basmati rice or 2 cupfuls cooked pasta or 1 medium potato
or try our kedgeree recipe
Loads of veg or large salad
2-3 oatcakes + low fat soft cheese
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