Reader Profile: Go Fish? More Like "No Fish"

“I don’t eat fish—I’ve been a vegetarian for almost a decade—but I know I need omega-3s.” - Kristin Casey: Age: 29, mom, San Diego, Calif.

Cooking Light Reader: Kristin Casey

Kristin Casey: Go Fish? More Like “No Fish”

Photo Courtesy of Kristin Casey


Kristin recalls her first fish experience with great clarity. “We went fishing when I was a kid, and we threw back the fish. Mine hit a rock and died. I was in tears for days,” she says. “I know lots of people who are mostly vegetarian and eat fish, but I’m just not into it.” Lately, though, she’s been wondering if there’s a way to get the health benefits of fish without actually eating it: “Is there a plant-based way to get omega-3s? I know you can buy the supplements, but a natural way would be cooler.”


Fish is hands-down the best source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. In some cases, one serving can net you more than three times your daily recommended intake. So for vegans and vegetarians who don’t eat fish, it’s important to find plant-based sources and work as many into your daily diet as possible.

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