Title: The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan & Cookbook
Author: Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN
Photographer: Evi Abeler
Publisher: Rockridge Press
“By the end of the next month, you will be able to design your own pescatarian menus and meal plans to help fuel your current season of life,” writes Chelsey Amer in the introduction of her book, The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan & Cookbook: Your Guide to Jump-Starting A Healthier Lifestyle.
~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-eighty-four-page paperback targets those interested in cooking a month’s worth of plant-based meals with fish added into their diet. After an introduction, the book is divided into nine sections that contain over sixty-five recipes, followed by listings of measurement conversion tables, resources, references, and an index.
The first chapter explains the pescatarian diet with five principles, health benefits, science, and adaptation while the second is about preparing the kitchen with stocking, selecting, and preparing fish and seafood, and the third contains four weeks of meal plans with shopping lists. The fourth through ninth chapters have breakfast, soups and salads, vegetarian mains, fish and seafood mains, snacks and sides, and dessert recipes.
Each recipe includes its title, followed by a short descriptive paragraph. The serving size, prep and cook time, and icons of timing, dairy-free, heart-healthy, and vegetarian are on the outside of the page. Ingredients are located in the middle of the page in use order; numbered instructions, variation tips, and caloric and dietic information cover one to two pages.
~ Why ~
Although I am not a vegetarian, I love fish, especially shrimp, scallops, crab, and lobster, and this one has plenty of them. With the many dishes focusing on veggies and fish, there are many tasteful ones to use while knowing you are eating healthy.
Some of the notable recipes are Tropical Chia Pudding, Mexican-Style Shakshuka, Easy Israeli Shrimp Salad, Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad, Cauliflower Clam Chowder, Marinated Tofu Greek Salad, Greek Hummus Collard Wraps, Pepita Pesto-Crusted Cod, Bruschetta Branzino, Tuna Avocado Burgers, Zesty Crab and Avocado Bites, Simple Ratatouille, Peach Pie Egg Rolls, and Blender Black Bean Brownies.
An example of one of the daily meals is Day 7 in the First Week: Smoked Salmon Scramble for breakfast, Totally Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos for lunch, and Lentil “Meatballs” and Spaghetti for dinner with Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix for snacks and Coconut Brownie Energy Bites for dessert.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like fish or vegetarian dishes may not have any interest in this book. Others may not like that many of the dishes are strictly vegetarian and some of the meal plans are left-overs. There are only one or two dishes containing scallops.
~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes.
~ Want ~
If you love fish and vegetables and are looking for a cookbook that plans a month’s worth of meals for you that are healthy, this one is a good one to have on hand.
Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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