How​ ​to​ ​Eat​ ​a​ ​Pescatarian​ ​Diet​ ​at SHU 

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I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​help​ ​out all​ ​of​ ​my​ ​fellow​ ​Pescatarians​ ​on​ college ​campuses (and at SHU!),​ ​because​ ​I​ ​know​ ​sometimes​ ​it​ ​feels​ ​like without​ ​meat,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​options​ ​to​ ​eat.​ Stick with me, because ​this​ ​guide​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​eat​ ​the​ ​best way​ ​you​ ​can​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​

Breakfast​ ​is​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​meal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​so​ ​do​ ​not​ ​forget​ ​to grab​ ​something​ ​on​ ​the​ ​way​ ​to​ ​class,​ ​or​ ​before​ ​that​ ​long,​ ​much-needed​ ​nap​ ​after​ ​an​ ​8​ ​AM.​ ​I​ ​love getting​ ​granola​ ​and​ ​yogurt​ ​from​ ​Linda’s,​ ​or​ ​eating​ ​a​ ​protein​ ​bar​ ​that​ ​I​ ​bought​ ​at​ ​the​ ​store.​ ​The shuttle​ ​can​ ​take​ ​you​ ​to​ ​target​ ​that​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mall.​ ​Target​ ​is​ ​where​ ​I​ ​grab​ ​my​ ​protein​ ​and granola​ ​bars​ ​for​ ​breakfast.​ ​

Lunch is the next step, and mark​ ​my​ ​words​ ​​that​ ​tuna​ ​wraps​ ​will​ ​become​ ​your​ ​best friend.​ ​I​ ​will usually​ ​get​ ​a​ ​tuna​ ​wrap​ ​for​ ​lunch​ ​at​ ​63’s,​ ​and​ ​pair​ ​it​ ​with​ ​rice,​ ​chips,​ ​or​ the ​various​ ​sides they​ ​have.​ ​A​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​times​ ​I​ ​will​ ​get​ ​a​ ​tuna​ ​wrap​ ​with​ ​chips​ ​and​ ​a​ ​pickle,​ ​and​ ​my​ ​guilty​ ​pleasure drink:​ ​Diet​ ​Pepsi!​ ​Huge tip;​ ​at​ ​five​ ​o’clock​ ​PM,​ ​Linda’s​ ​lets​ ​you​ ​use​ ​swipes!​ ​You​ ​need​ ​to​ ​have one​ ​clear​ ​container​ ​with​ ​your​ ​food​ ​inside,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​medium​ ​fountain​ ​drink.​ ​This​ ​way​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are running​ ​low​ ​on​ ​dining​ ​dollars,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​a​ ​swipe​ ​and​ ​save​ ​your​ ​dollars.​ ​

For dinner try a pizza! A​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pizzas​ ​are made​ ​for​ ​vegetarians!​ ​At​ ​both​ ​63’s​ ​and​ ​Linda’s,​ ​they​ ​have​ ​cheese,​ ​margherita,​ ​spinach,​ ​and vegetable​ ​pizzas.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​love​ ​pizza​ ​like​ ​me,​ ​you​ ​are​ ​definitely​ ​going​ ​to​ ​appreciate​ ​this.​ ​Pizza​ ​is not​ ​always​ ​the​ ​healthiest​ ​choice,​ ​but​ ​definitely​ ​tastes​ ​the​ ​best.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​healthy, grabbing​ ​a​ ​salad​ ​is​ ​always​ ​a​ ​good​ ​idea.​ ​63’s​ ​and​ ​Linda's​ ​have​ ​salad​ ​bars​ ​with​ ​tons​ ​of​ ​options! They​ ​usually​ ​will​ ​have​ ​eggs,​ ​tuna,​ ​beans,​ ​chickpeas, vegetables,​ ​etc., which gives you the​ ​protein​ ​into​ ​your salad​ ​without​ ​the​ ​meat​ ​that​ ​everybody​ ​thinks​ ​you​ ​need.​ ​My​ ​personal​ ​favorite​ ​salad​ ​from​ ​Linda’s includes​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​pita​ ​bread.​ ​If​ ​you​ are​ ​a​ ​Linda’s​ ​lover​ ​like​ ​me,​ ​they​ ​have​ ​an​ ​amazing​ ​Veggie Burger!​ ​Take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​this​ ​burger,​ ​and​ ​get​ ​a​ ​bunch​ ​of​ ​yummy​ ​toppings​ ​you​ ​enjoy!​ ​I​ ​usually top​ ​my​ ​veggie​ ​burger​ ​off​ ​with​ ​chipotle​ ​mayo,​ ​and​ ​heaps​ ​of​ ​vegetables.​ ​Don’t​ ​forget​ ​to​ ​grab some​ ​fries​ ​on​ ​the​ ​side​ ​with​ ​your​ ​burger.​ ​

Remember,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​okay​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​what​ ​you​ ​enjoy.​ ​Don’t​ ​let other​ ​people​ ​influence​ ​your​ ​diet,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​food​ ​decisions​ ​you​ ​make.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​okay​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​pizza once​ ​in ​awhile,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​me,​ ​every​ ​day.​ ​Please​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​these​ ​tips​ ​and​ ​tricks​ ​to eating​ ​a​ ​well-balanced​ ​Pescatarian​ ​diet​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​at​ ​Sacred​ ​Heart​ ​University.