Wednesday, February 26, 2020 is Ash Wednesday — the start of Lent for Christians. That also means no meat on Wednesday or on Fridays between then and Easter. We actually eat meatless most days, but in case you need some ideas, you’re in luck. I put together a list of 40+ Meatless Meals for Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent.
Why 40? Because Lent is 40 days.
Okay. The church says it’s 40 days, but the calendar says it’s 46 days, and my taste buds agree with the calendar. I give up chocolate every year for Lent, and on Day 41, my taste buds are all, “We’re still doing this? Can you count?”
Save the list because you can also eat any of these meals during any of Fridays during Lent (since there’s no meat on Fridays until Easter).
This is actually two lists. The top list is normal-sized meals. The second is smaller meals, in case you observe fasting during Ash Wednesday as well.
40+ Meatless Meals For Ash Wednesday And Fridays During Lent
10. Orzo Greek Salad
16. Kale Pasta
17. Kale & Bean Soup
22. Naan Pizza
23. Lemon Pasta
24. Vegetable Curry
Small Meatless Meals For Ash Wednesday
3. Pizza Bagels
9. Lasagna Cups
10. Kale Salad
11. Pull Apart Pizza
Just keep in mind that if you’re adapting a recipe to be meatless, that you actually take all the meat out of it. French Onion Soup sounds okay, until you realize the base of it is beef broth, so that beef isn’t allowed on Ash Wednesday.
If you’re worried about what to cook for Lent, don’t worry. I have a few other posts below to help you out.