Meatless Lenten Dinners

Lent has officially begun for all Christians, and though I’m not completely abstaining from meat like I have in past years, I am going meatless on Wednesdays and Fridays. I don’t eat too much meat as it is, but I still want to join part in Lent somehow.

I know many people are actually giving up chocolate, and some are giving up all sweets! Wow! I don’t thnik I could stick it out for 40+ days without a little piece of chocolate! Meat, however, is a different story. If you’re skipping out on meat for Lent, check out some of the most simple Lenten dinners you can prepare.

Simple Bean Soup – This traditional Greek bean soup is called Fasolatha. It’s served during Lent, and can be a great source of protein when you are fasting from meat.

Shrimp Creole – This a fine Lenten dish that I like to serve with rice pilaf.

Cod Filets in Tomato Sauce - This is an elegantly flavored dish with a variety of spices and the tartness of dry wine.

Meatless Stuffed Green Peppers – A protein-rich vegetarian version of stuffed peppers that is certain to please. The long prep time is the time needed to steam the rice pilaf. The rest comes together quickly while you are cooking the rice. I don’t cook with salt. You may wish to add salt to the dish.

Vegetarian Spaghetti – A meatless pasta with a variety of colorful vegetables.

CONTEST WINNER: Fresh Asparagus Quiche - This cheese and egg dish made with fresh spring asparagus is the winner of Recipe4Living’s Spring Ingredient Recipe Contest! You can also make this your next meatless meal for Lent!

Are you giving anything up for Lent this year?

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  • http://www.midnightmaniac.com Rebecca Jean

    The fam and I are giving up meat (all meat, including fish) again this year. We’ve done it for the past two. I’ve also decided to add no new clothes as my personal sacrifice. I think it will be far harder to endure than going meatless.

    I have a challenge running on my blog encourage others to “do without” for 40 days. http://midnightmaniac.com/post3097

    Sweets and shopping seem to be the frontrunners. I’m hoping more people will join me in going meatless. Good luck to you!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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