Getting started with the pescatarian diet or lifestyle isn’t as challenging as most people think, especially when you have a ready-made, pescatarian diet plan to back you up.
For those of you who are still eating meat, it may seem more daunting.
But that’s completely normal.
You’re stepping into unchartered territories.
Discovering a new ocean you never knew existed.
Most of us grew up eating meat.
Both myself and L.J did.
In fact, it wasn’t until we were about 25 (5 years ago) that we began our meat-free journey.
In the beginning, it was a lot of trial and error.
But eventually, we learned to embrace the endless amounts of nutritious foods available to pescatarians.
We learned to makes meals that were simple to make and tasted anything-but-simple.
By far, one of the best decisions we made, and one that really got us on the right track to reap the benefits of a pescetarian diet was meal planning.
Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once said,
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
The truth is…
Most people wait until they’re sick or in poor health to start taking better care of themselves.
But you’re not like most people are you?
You being here right now means that you’re working on creating a healthy body right now, instead of waiting for something to go wrong.
Meal planning is a big part of that.
More than simply having motivation, it takes dedication to live a healthy lifestyle.
Meal planning helps you stay dedicated and on the right path.
With my training as a Holistic Nutritionist combined with L.J., who always seems to have a knack for what ingredients taste good together, you’ve got the best resource for pescatarian living right here at your disposal.
How is this plan different from others?
We both had a good look around the web before putting together this plan.
1. Realistic, Not Overly Fancy Meals
What we found was a lot of overly “fancy” meal plans that are frankly not realistic for the average person to stick to.
In our meal plan, you’ll see pescatarian breakfast, lunch, and dinners that are on our heavy rotation aka meals we actually enjoy regularly.
It’s not about being fancy to us.
There’s a time and a place for that… date night, or when company comes over for example.
If you’re like most people, you don’t have 30 minutes to an hour to dedicate to making lunch and dinner every day.
(Btw you might also like these pescatarian crock pot recipes)
2. Nutritionist-Approved, Balanced Meals
Eventually, meal choices will come completely naturally to you, but for now, this meal plan is a great way to get started.
It’s the most realistic while being delicious AND balanced with nutrients meal plan for pescatarians online right now.
I really took my time creating this plan to make sure each meal has a good amount of nutritious (and delicious) ingredients your body will thank you for.
3. 100% Adaptable To YOUR Tastes
Think of this meal plan as the foundation or building blocks to the lifestyle you are creating.
It’s about fresh, simple, nutritionally balanced foods, that do your body a whole ‘lotta good.
Feel free to adapt this meal plan to your own tastes.
If you don’t like canned tuna, for example, try canned salmon.
If chickpeas aren’t your thing, try white beans.
If mushrooms don’t tickle your taste buds, use lentils.
You get the idea…
4. No Calorie-Counting
I get it, some of you reading this right now are thinking about possibly losing a few pounds (we get a lot of questions about this).
But this isn’t a pescatarian diet plan to lose weight.
That’s not to say you won’t potentially drop an inch or two though!
BUT… for the sake of this meal plan, we’re not paying much attention to calorie counts and we’re going so for good reason…
- This meal plan is meant to give you a taste (pun intended!) of what it’s like to eat as a pescatarian on a typical day. It’s not meant to put restrictions on you.
- As a Holistic Nutritionist, I stand firm that every single person is unique, which makes your nutritional needs unique too. If you want to lose weight, you will need a unique plan tailored to your specific body’s needs. With that said, it would be irresponsible of me to claim everyone following a certain meal plan will lose weight. (We can talk about that if you’re interested by the way, get more info here about personalized plans)
- With this meal plan, we want you guys to have fun in the kitchen! Not be stressed out about food choices you’re making. Look at these 3 (or 7) days as your entry into a new, exciting life!
Our pescatarian meal plan has everything you need to get started with your healthy living habits right away.
In fact, we want you to feel exactly like this after trying the meal plan…
All that’s required from you, is to take yourself to the grocery store to purchase a few ingredients, and actually make the meals.
Then, you’ll be well on your way to your first few days living a pescatarian lifestyle.
You can view the preview of the meal plan below, and then sign up with the button below to get all BONUS content:
Pescatarian Meal Plan (preview)
This meal plan is for ONE person, please adjust your shopping list if you cook for more. Get 7-day meal plan and we’re also going to give you a whole bunch of bonus resources to make it easier for you.
Breakfast Day 1: Nutritious Egg Scramble
Breakfast Day 2: Sweet Potato Hash w/Eggs and Beans
Breakfast Day 3: Avocado Toast with Roasted Chickpeas
Breakfast Day 4: Sweet Potato Hash w/Boiled Eggs and Sauteed Leafy Greens
Breakfast Day 5: Stacked Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast Day 6: Loaded Omelette Sandwich
Breakfast Day 7: Make your favorite meal and don’t feel guilty! Or repeat one of the previous breakfasts on this list.
Lunch Day 1: Black Bean Burger with Side Salad
Lunch Day 2: Canned Tuna & Fresh Greens Wrap
Lunch Day 3: Leftovers (basil and tomato pasta with smoked mussels) with a Big ‘Ol Salad
Lunch Day 4: Chickpea Smash Wrap
Lunch Day 5: Black Bean Tacos
Lunch Day 6: Canned Salmon & Fresh Greens Sandwich
Lunch Day 7: Make your favorite meal and don’t feel guilty! Or repeat one of the previous lunches on this list.
Dinner Day 1: Baked Salmon with Soy-Steamed Broccoli and Mixed Veggie Quinoa
Dinner Day 2: Simple Basil and Tomato Pasta with Smoked mussels
Dinner Day 3: Tuna Stuffed Sweet Potato Melt
Dinner Day 4: Chipotle Lime Shrimp Stir Fry
Dinner Day 5: Simple Baked Cod with Zucchini Boats & Mixed-Veggie Quinoa
Dinner Day 6: “Meaty” Mushroom (or Tofu) Stir Fry
Dinner Day 7: Make your favorite meal and don’t feel guilty! Or repeat one of the previous dinners on this list.
Bonuses: 7 Day Plan!
✅ All recipes that go with the 7-day meal plan (18 total)
✅ Grocery list organized by the department for easy shopping
✅ What we keep in stock for no-cook meals
✅ Tips for saving money on a pescatarian diet
✅ List and links to the brands of foods we actually buy
Who will NOT enjoy this meal plan?
Let’s get a few things clear…
This meal plan won’t work if you won’t put in the work.
❌ If you don’t want to cook at all, this plan won’t work for you (seriously, how else do you think you’ll prepare the fresh foods?)
❌ If you don’t think you have time to prep food, this plan won’t work for you (you can give up one 30 min episode of your latest binge can’t you?)
And finally, if you find yourself doubting whether this is something you can stick to based on your actions up until now, I’ll leave you with this fitting quote…
“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”Henry David Thoreau