Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and growing closer to God. To practice self-discipline, the Catholic Church instructs Christians to abstain from meat — traditionally seen as a luxury — on Ash Wednesday and every Friday throughout the liturgical season.
As we observe these instructions, it can be easy to default to fried fish, cheese pizzas, and heavy pasta. But there are many pescetarian and vegetarian dishes that are both healthy and filling.
Visit our Lenten calendar daily to reveal a prayer and penance to help strengthen your faith, and try out our five favorite meatless recipes:
- Mediterranean Salmon and Chickpea Salad
- Spicy Shrimp Tacos
- Baked Lemon Parsley Cod
- Hearty Minestrone Soup
- Asian Chopped Salad With Ginger Lime Dressing Recipe