Hi there, Seafoodies!
Did you know that October is National Pescatarian Month? That’s right, a whole month dedicated to celebrating the delectable world of seafood and its many mouthwatering possibilities! Going pescatarian, a diet that includes fish and seafood while excluding other meats, is not only good for your taste buds, but also your health. And because a pescatarian diet is typically plant-forward, pescatarians enjoy the best of both worlds by savoring the deliciousness of seafood like shrimp, salmon, crab, and more, while reaping numerous health benefits.
Seafood is packed with heart-healthy protein, which helps keep you feeling full and fueled. But that’s not all—it also provides nutrients like heart-healthy essential omega-3 fatty acids and beneficial vitamins and minerals, like selenium, vitamin D and B vitamins. These nutrients are known for supporting brain and heart health, good mood, healthy skin and an optimal immune system.
National Pescatarian Month is a great time to explore the joys of this easy (and delicious) way of life. And the best part is, you can start small with quick replacements in everyday meals that you already enjoy. So, whether you’re a seasoned pescatarian or just looking to add more seafood to your every day, we’re here to lend a helping hand with some simple meal swaps that will have you embracing the ocean’s bounty in no time.
Let’s dive right in!
Your favorite breakfast burrito just got upgraded to a seafood feast! Swap out the ham for shrimp to perfectly complement a filling of fluffy eggs and veggies in this easy roll-up recipe
Break out your cast-iron pan for a dish that’s guaranteed to start your day off right! We swapped out the bacon for flaky smoked salmon to create a luxe, and delicious hash that plates beautifully, whether on a breakfast tray or served family-style at the table.
Transform your midday meal with this quick and easy swap! Instead of beef, opt for our salmon burger for an infusion of important nutrients, like heart-healthy omega-3s, topped off with a lemon-pepper twist!
For a satisfying dish that will keep you fueled and focused, try our hearty salad bowl with mixed greens, tangy dressing and sautéed shrimp or grilled salmon. Long live the seafood Caesar!
If you’re looking for a new favorite lunch break obsession, shake up your regular beef reuben by subbing in lobster! Trust us, this sandwich takes only 20 minutes to make, but you will be craving it long after you finish it!
After a long day, you deserve a delectable Pescatarian dinner that’s easy to make and good for you too! Trade that subpar frozen pizza for a mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired tuna pie that comes together in a snap!
Whip up a quick alfredo pasta that will make your kitchen smell amazing and prompt everyone to run to the table. With fettuccine in a creamy parmesan sauce and topped with sautéed garlic shrimp, this is the ultimate comfort food!
Don’t forget the classic combo of protein and veggies, where flaky tilapia takes center stage! Accompanied by a zesty and flavorful mango salsa, this dish is not only appetizing but fun to look at too—like colorful confetti on a plate!
You know we couldn’t forget to include some nourishing noshes! Replace ground beef with crab for a craveable pan of nachos that could easily become less of a nibble and more of a meal!
Your guests will flip for our nutritious spin on buffalo dip when you swap in smoked trout. On the slight chance there’s any schmear left over – treat yourself to smoked trout dip on a bagel or toast tomorrow morning. Talk about a game-changer!
If you’re craving more seafood inspiration, check out our pescatarian-friendly e-cookbook below and explore over 75 primarily pescatarian, original recipes that are awesome for any home cook!