10 Meatless Meals for Lent

10 meatless meals for lent

For some, this season of self-denial can seem torturous, but it certainly doesn't have to be! We've got 10 delicious meatless meals to make throughout the coming weeks, from grilled fish to vegetable stews. For those who can't stand a meal without meat, this season will be an eye-opener to just how satisfying and clean meatless meals can be!

Grilled Branzini with Cilantro-Mint Relish

#10 meatless meals for lent

For a beautiful, rustic Friday night dinner, try these delicious whole grilled branzini, stuffed with lemons and fresno chiles. Sweet white meat and crispy skin are complemented by fresh cilantro-mint reslish. 

Asian Salmon Bowl with Lime Drizzle

#10 meatless meals for lent

Making salmon for dinner? Use leftovers for lunch to make a clean Asian rice bowl with sautéed spinach and sesame seeds.

Chunky Vegetable Soup

#10 meatless meals for lent

This hearty soup is both healthful and nutritious, giving your body the clean energy it needs. It's even better the next day, making it perfect for leftovers.


Moroccan Vegetable Stew

#10 meatless meals for lent

Take the same concept but apply Moroccan flavors like coriander and cinnamon to eggplant, zucchini, garbanzos and toasted almonds. Served with brown rice and a dollop of Greek yogurt, and you're set.

Cioppino for Two

#10 meatless meals for lent

This classic Italian seafood stew hits the spot, and it's a beautiful dish, to boot. Cioppino for two makes for an intimate dinner loaded with mussels, clams, and fish all in a flavorful broth.

Steamed Mussels with Fennel & Tomato

#10 meatless meals for lent

Not feeling clams? Bump up the mussels, add in some fennel and extra tomato, and pop open a bottle of white wine. This is a great meal to make for yourself, and goes great with other clean French classics like ratatouille. 

Spaghetti alle Vongole

#10 meatless meals for lent

What's that? You ARE feeling clams? Spaghetti alle Vongole is a spicy, rich pasta dish that uses the natural briny liquer found inside clams to make a delcious pasta sauce. 

Stuffed Eggplant with Ricotta, Spinach & Artichoke

#10 meatless meals for lent

Trade seafood for veggies. Stuffed eggplant are a satisfying, economical way to feed a crowd, and with some ricotta, spinach, artichoke, and a few drizzles of balsamic vinegar, you may find a new weekly favorite.

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

#10 meatless meals for lent

This clever casserole takes two classics, eggplant parmesan and lasagna, and mashes them together into a meatless, cheesy, vegetable free-for-all.

Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

#10 meatless meals for lent

Want the ultimate in satisfying comfort food, sans beef? Substitute lentils, a hearty legume, and bump up the carrots, and this shepherd's pie is as good as the original.

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