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4 Healthy Pescatarian Dishes

Nov 26, 2010

A pescatarian diet is one that excludes land animals, but includes abundant fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish. It can be a healthy way to lose weight, to maintain a healthy weight and to reduce your risk for some ailments including heart disease. Trading in your red meat or chicken meals just once a week for a pescatarian dish, can positively play a role in your goals. There are a number of ways to create healthy and delicious meals when eating a pescatarian diet, but for some easy options consider the following ideas next time you’re in the mood to whip up a quick and great tasting meal that’s healthy.

Teriyaki Salmon

This is a simple dish that you can start in the morning and finish when you’re ready to eat. Simply marinate some salmon pieces in your favorite teriyaki sauce for at least an hour but the longer the better. About a half an hour before you’re ready to eat, put the fish on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. You’ll find that the fish is done baking when it starts to become flaky. Serve with steamed vegetables and brown rice for a well balanced, filling and tasty meal.

Shrimp and Avocado Rice Bowl

This dish is ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish which makes it a perfect mid-week meal. Simply toss a pound of shrimp in a tablespoon each of sesame oil and honey then sprinkle them with cayenne pepper to taste. Broil them for two minutes on each side, and put them on top of a mound of brown rice, a quarter cup of edamame, a clove of chopped garlic and then top it all off with a few slices of avocado and soy sauce.

Seafood Jambalaya

This take on a popular dish is healthier than the original version, yet it’s just as tasty and satisfying. You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen just to get this meal on the table either. You’ll want to pull out a big pot and throw in a half pound of shrimp, a quarter pound of salmon, a cup and a half or brown rice, a can of stewed tomatoes, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, two and a half cups of veggie broth, and a tablespoon each of cayenne, paprika, and pepper. Put it on the stove and let it simmer about an hour before serving.

Tuna Salad

Instead of the traditional tuna salad sandwiches you might be used to, consider a fresh take on this meal. Bake some fresh tuna until it’s flaky, then cut it into bite sized pieces and set aside. Toss together some fresh green and red leaf lettuce, olives, garbanzo beans, green beans, almonds, dried cherries and broccoli spears and then drizzle the salad greens with your favorite dressing and top it all with the fresh tuna you prepared. This is a refreshing afternoon meal for any time of the year. This pescatarian meal is nutrient rich too, so you can load up on all your favorite veggies without having to worry about your waistline.

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