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WHAT IS THE FLEXITARIAN DIET?

Posted 14 June 2019 by The Saucy Fish Co.

More and more of us are becoming flexitarian. If you’ve never heard of the term then it doesn’t involve gymnastics or eating cables. Instead it’s a diet that involves more plant-based food without giving up meat altogether. It could be the ideal diet for you.

Sensible eating

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Everything in moderation’ and essentially this is what the Flexitarian Diet is all about. If you’re a meat eater you can still enjoy your steak and sausages, but maybe for just one day a week. In fact, lean meat such as chicken and turkey are particularly recommended.

For the rest of the time it’s plant-based dishes that involve great sources of protein such as lentils, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.

And, of course, you can eat fish.

Saucy’s perfect

Research has shown how following a flexitarian diet (plus some exercise) can provide a range of health benefits, helping you to lose weight and ward off nasties such as heart disease.

You can follow specific flexitarian diets or invent you own – the principle is the same with all of them and there aren’t any hard and fast rules. Why not give it a go for yourself? Here’s a recipe that can get you started:

Sea Bass with Vegetables: Serves 4

Ingredients

○ 4 sea bass fillets
○ Olive oil
○ 1 tbs dried oregano
○ 1 tbs dried basil
○ Salt and ground black pepper to taste
○ 4 small courgettes, sliced
○ 5 diced tomatoes

Combine the olive, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Add courgette and diced tomatoes then stir. Put your sea bass in a baking dish lined with foil and arrange vegetables on either side of the fish. Bake for around 35 minutes until everything is tender and flaky. Serve and enjoy.

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