March 10, 2011

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: A Lenten Savior

When I was a kid, my mom was pretty adamant about fasting during Lent. That meant no meat at all, which was fine since I was a vegetarian at the time, and limited amounts of cheese. What??

Vegetables were my worst enemies as a child. I avoided anything green and leaf-like, and if I had to eat one, it was going to be a potato. So when Lent would come around every year, I’d always fall back on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s simple, it’s tasty and you can eat it during Lent. Keep reading for more on America’s favorite sandwich.

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February 19, 2010

Tips for Lent Fasting

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For Lent this year, I’ll be giving up meat. It’s day three and I already feel like I’m being majorly challenged. I’m a picky eater as it is, so cutting out all my chicken and beef isn’t giving me as many options for dinner. The first year that I fasted from meat, I was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches almost every day. Thankfully, over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks to survive the Lenten season without feeling too starved of protein.
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