Diet Friendly Lent Recipes

Pot Shrimp & Broccoli

This shrimp and broccoli Instant Pot meal is fast, tasty, and healthful. You may use ordinary rice or cauliflower rice to obtain a vitamin boost for weight reduction and Lent.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

If your mornings are normally savory, try this overnight oat meal on Friday for a sweet breakfast that can be transported to school or work.

Vegetarian Black Bean Omelet

This vegetarian omelet is robust and nourishing, great for a long workday before the weekend.


Grilled Swordfish With Caponata

Sicilian swordfish for Lenten Friday. Delicious and healthful swordfish with eggplant, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, capers, and tomatoes contains 360 calories.

Mac and Cheese

Classic macaroni and cheese is best. This lunch or supper meal is customizable with avocado, vegetables, and more. No meat, 360 calories!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Add everything to your pan and cook this meatless appetizer. This dip will please everyone, even before a Friday Fish Fry.

Tuna Burger With Wasabi Mayo

Grill the patties and serve on a warm bread on Friday. Grill a salmon burger or other fish burger on a bun or lettuce for another Lent-friendly meal.

Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Taco

These tuna tacos are delicious. Pickled onions, lime, and chipotle pepper give tangy heat.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Add as many veggies as you like to this vegetarian fried rice and you won't even notice! For protein, add tofu.

Baked Fish and Chips

Don't want the fish-frying mess? Bake fish sticks instead! Another Lent-friendly meal is homemade baked fish and chips. Serve tartar sauce.

Butternut Squash Soup

Instead of chicken noodle soup, try butternut squash soup with a vegetarian salad and toast. This creamy, soothing soup has 150 calories per cup.

Green Bean Casserole

This side, usually served with turkey on Thanksgiving, is great for Lent since it is full without meat.

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