Meatless Meals a Struggle?

Lent 2018 is quickly approaching! For Catholics, that means eating no meat on Ash Wednesday, February 14th (which is not only a day of abstinence but fasting as well). The Fridays of Lent for the next 6 weeks are days of abstaining from eating meat. If you don’t go to the Knights of Columbus fish fry at Assumption or another local fish fry on Fridays, what do you serve your family at home for meatless meals?

Of course there’s always fish. The Gorton Fisherman makes sure the options are plentiful at the local grocery stores. But what if you’re on a special diet that doesn’t allow for fried, battered fish? Or carbs for that matter? Do you struggle to find something the whole family will like? Make fish-stick Fridays a thing of the past!

Meatless Meals from Around The World

If you feel really adventurous, try a recipe from Catholic Relief Services! They have six years worth of recipes of meatless meals from around the world. In addition, they have suggestions as to saving money that you can then put in the Rice Bowl.

Try a recipe from a country such as Columbia, Lesotho, Tanzania and many more! Make it a family event by looking up the country and learning about it’s people, culture and history. Perhaps you can find a recipe from your family’s heritage. If you do make one of these recipes, please let us know in the comments below and be sure to share a picture! Click here to access the CRS recipes.

Share Your Ideas and Recipes!

What are some meatless recipes you serve your family during the Lenten season? Please share below in the comments so our Parish Family can get some new ideas to avoid fish-stick Fridays!