March 4, 2019

10 No-Meat Meals for Lent

Lent starts on Wednesday! Are you ready?

Hopefully you’ve prepared something to give up and/or something to do to prepare yourself for Jesus’ resurrection. This is such an important part of Lent — fasting from the things that harm our relationship with Jesus and actively trying to do good.

While not the main point of this post, I do encourage you to think about giving up animal products for lent. As I’ve talked about before, removing animal products from your diet can do so many good things for your health. And, if you’ve thought that eating a plant-based diet would be too large of a sacrifice, consider removing animal products from your diet as a great sacrifice for Jesus. There’s nothing like Divine motivation!!

No matter what you’ve decided to do for Lent, you’re still going to need some meatless meals for Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. So I’ve compiled this list to help you out! There’s nothing worse than scouring the internet last minute for a recipe. Planning ahead is the key to successful meat-free Fridays. What you’ll find in this list is recipes that are no-meat and 100% whole food plant-based.

Let’s jump in!

10 No-Meat Meals

1. Vegan Cocktail Meatballs by Robin and Ameera at Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures look absolutely delicious! They also include a recipe for chili sauce, perfect for pairing with vegan meatballs.

2. Edamame Peanut Lettuce Wraps are a tasty plant-based meal prep – they are packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats for a balanced meal!

Edamame Peanut Lettuce Wraps

3. Colorful Vegan Tacos by Kari at Beautiful Ingredient make my stomach grumble. Perfect to replace your weekly taco meal!

4. My Crispy Baked Tempeh recipe makes a lovely meat substitute. The texture of tempeh greatly resembles that of meat. Use my recipe or customize with your favorite marinade!

5. Ahh taquitos, they bring me back to childhood. Enjoy these Gluten-Free Baked Pinto Bean Taquitos from Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine.

6. Robin and Ameera outdid themselves with this Ultimate Healthy Vegan Black Bean Burger. I could seriously devour this thing in 5 minutes.

7. Just because it’s meatless doesn’t mean you should have to do more dishes. Caitlin’s of From My Bowl proves that point with her One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff.

Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

8. A great way to replace meat is with beans! Beans like chickpeas have tons of protein and fiber. Make my Chickpea Breakfast Scramble for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

9. If you’re not a chickpea fan, try black beans. Whip up my Easy Oil-Free Black Beans for a protein-packed meal.

Easy Oil-Free Black Beans

10. Feeding picky eaters? Make these Kid-Friendly Baked Vegetable Tots by Sweet Simple Vegan. They are packed with veggies but your family will never know.

I hope you enjoy these no-meat meals for Lent! Let me know if you make any of them and give the recipe author a shout out on social media!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography