Today is Ash Wednesday, the starting day of Lent. If you participate in Lent, I wanted to give you a few ideas for meatless meals for any time of day. If you don’t participate, these are still a great round-up for those “meatless Mondays” or whenever!
PB & J Nutmeal – loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber to keep you full
Tofu Breakfast Scramble – tastes just like eggs but uses tofu instead!
Banana Nut N’Oatmeal – just as filling as oatmeal but grain free!
Vegan Vanilla Bean Donuts – Paleo, grain-free, egg-free and dairy-free!
Berry Sweet Rolls – also Paleo, grain-free, egg-free and dairy-free!
Salmon Breakfast Hash – this is a complete breakfast with fats and protein, plus great flavor!
Chia Hemp Breakfast Cereal – a great mix of energizing seeds to get you going and keep you full.
Cucumber-Radish Salad – a crisp, springtime salad with a great dressing
Snap Pea Salad – this tasty salad makes a great side dish also!
Butternut Sage Soup – a warm, hearty and comforting soup
Tomato Basil Soup – another great soup for those cold days
Avocado Shrimp Dip – a cool, refreshing salad that’s great with Plantain Chips
Black Bean Salsa – another great, cool salad that also makes a great appetizer
Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce – so light and tasty!
Avocado Cream Pasta – made with zucchini or squash noodles for a light meal
Zucchini Lasagna – a great recipe but just leave out any meat to make a great veggie dish
Honey Ginger Salmon – this goes great with Cauliflower Rice
Fish & Chips – the perfect baked fish recipe with a great homemade tarter sauce
Fried Eggplant Parmesan – this can also be baked!
Seafood Chili – a hearty, healthy chili using seafood instead of meat!
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday – fasting is also part of Lent in addition to abstinence. These are those days when most Catholics are cranky 🙂 Here’s a couple menus for those days:
Fasting Menu 1: (dinner main meal)
Breakfast- Blueberry Mint Smoothie
Lunch- Baked Potato (with just butter/ghee & spices)
Dinner- Zucchini Lasagna with side salad
Fasting Menu 2: (lunch main meal)
Breakfast- small amount of Chia Hemp Cereal
Lunch- Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce and crackers or hummus
Dinner- Tomato soup (small serving)
Fasting Menu 3: (breakfast main meal)
Breakfast- Tofu Breakfast Scramble with veggies and fruit salad
Lunch- Asparagus Soup (small serving)
Dinner- Honey Mustard Sweet Potato (topped with Pineapple)
*Fasting Tips: eat/drink your meals slowly. Drink lots of water/tea throughout the day to help keep you feeling full (water with lemon is great!). Stay away from the pantry, breakroom, etc (temptations make it much harder!)