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50 Delicious Recipes for Lent!

Ash Wednesday is this week and it begins the period of 40 days of preparation before Easter. Many Christians practice the act of fasting during this time, which includes not eating meat on the Fridays of Lent. {You can learn more about the specifics of Lent here}. If you are a meat-eating family like us and don’t typically serve many vegetarian or seafood meals, then coming up with meals to serve during Lent {that are more edible than tuna casserole} can be hard. So I’ve come up with a list of 50 recipes for you to bookmark for this Lenten season!

Breakfast

Overnight Berry Oatmeal

Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon Pecans

Cacao, Coconut and Quinoa Granola

Overnight Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole {omit ham}

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Veggie Quiche Cups

Avocado Egg Salad Bagel

Sweet Potato Hash

Mexican Baked Eggs

Veggie Frittata

Salads & Sides

Asian Salad with “Crunchies”

Strawberry and Arugula Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa

Soba Noodles with Ginger Scallion Sauce

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Roasted Veggie & Quinoa Salad

Crunchy Asian Vegetable Salad

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Seafood Meals

Chipotle Shrimp with Sweet Potato Mash and Black Bean Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups

Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Steamed Salmon with Quinoa and Carrots

Chipotle Salmon Burgers

Grilled New England Seafood Bake

Bang Bang Shrimp

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Scampi in Parchment 

Beer Battered Tilapia

Fish Taco Salad

Crab Cake Burgers

Fish Burrito Bowls

Tilapia Piccata

Asian Crab Avocado Salad

Cool Ranch Tuna Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese

Meatless Meals

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Breadbowl

Veggie Minestrone

White Bean and Kale Soup

Edamame Fried Rice

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

Mexican Baked Spaghetti Squash

Greek Salad Sandwich

Veggie Pot Pies

Veggie Gyros

What are your favorite Lenten meals to serve your family? Feel free to leave your favorite meals to serve during Lent in the comments below!

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Comments

  1. This list was a huge help to me! My husband is on a special weightlifting diet, so I was having trouble finding low-carb, high-protein recipes for Lent. So excited to try the Sweet Potato Hash! :)

  2. Hi Kara! Des Moines is a great place :) You’ll love it!

  3. Kara Earhart says:

    These meatless meals look great! My husband and I recently moved to Des Moines, and when I stumbled across your blog and saw you were from here I got excited haha I have been enjoying following your journey and borrowing your recipes for dinner :)

  4. Thanks for including my sweet potato hash recipe! :)

  5. Caroline says:

    Thanks for great meal ideas for lent,can’t wait to try bang bang shrimp tomorrow,

  6. I made the fish taco’s just not the salad. We served them in fresh corn tortillas. So yummy!! My husband loved them. Thanks for the variety of recipes. During lent I get into a rut sometimes.

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my recipe! :) Great list.

  8. They all look delicious!!! Will be anxious to try some of them< thanks!!

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