A Guide to Surviving Lent – What To Eat When Fish is Not an Option

Last week, we shared an awesome fish dish that’s perfect for Lent (or any time, honestly)!  As much as we love fish, we understand there are lots of people who dislike seafood.  So what does that leave you with?  Before you go load up on the pasta (which of course is a perfectly delightful option), we’ve outlined some other great meatless dishes for you to try.  Let’s take a look!

Vegetarian Dishes

Lent is a great time for you to explore the vegetarian lifestyle! Vegetable stir-fries, salads, veggie burgers, and stuffed peppers are some tantalizing options. Check out some recipes here:

Lean into Lentils

If you’ve never tried lentils, now is the time.  Lentils are a legume (the same family as beans, peanuts, and peas).  They’re inexpensive, highly nutritious, and you can make tons of recipes with them.  What more could you ask for? We’re guessing maybe some recipes! 🙂

Sensational Soup

It’s usually still pretty cold out during Lent, so one thing you don’t have to give up is soup!  Before you start feeling sad about not indulging in your favorite chicken noodle soup, we have some delicious veggie-centered soups for you to try!

Exceptional Eggs

Eggs are a versatile and protein-rich option. You can prepare them in various ways, such as scrambled, boiled, poached, or as omelets with different fillings like vegetables and cheese.  And trust us, they are filling enough to eat for dinner!

Time to Try Tofu and Tempeh

These are plant-based protein sources that can be used in various dishes, such as stir-fries, salads, sandwiches, or tofu/tempeh-based curries.  Never tasted either of these foods before?  What better time than now!

Thank Goodness for Grains

It’s pretty much impossible to avoid grains during Lent.  So don’t do it!  But instead of pasta, try it in the form of grain-based dishes like quinoa salad, rice bowls, couscous with vegetables, or pasta dishes with marinara or pesto sauce.

We hope these recipe options give you something to think about!  If you didn’t see anything on this list that seems intriguing to you, there is always pizza…but before you completely give up, we have a great Garlic & Herb Grilled Portobello Pizza recipe that is simply so much better than anything you’d get delivered!

Be sure to check out our Vegetarian and Meatless sections to find even more recipe ideas!

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