I still do lent.
I do it because some of my friends are Catholic.
Big surprise there aren't that many Catholics in the heart of Texas so I do what I can to be supportive.
I'm giving up meat for lent. Why? I think it will be challenging but do able. I honestly don't eat that much meat to begin with. I eat chicken, turkey and salmon. I'm hoping this will help me move away from processed frozen meals and toward healthier and cleaner eating.
I am a bit worried that this is going to lend itself to weight gain.
I think it could lead to a 40 day 40 night carb binge of all the pasta I want.
If anyone has any non pasta related veggie meal ideas. Share them! Otherwise it might be a marathon of veggie burgers and pasta.
Meal ideas to avoid the 40 day carb binge ( ideas stolen from Pinterest) :
- Homemade black bean burgers
- Spinach pizza crust
- Spaghetti Squash Pasta
- Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
- Tomato Basil Soup
- Quinoa Mac N Cheese
- Bikini Rolls
- Veggie Lasagna
- Spinach Rolls
- Stir Fry w/ Tofu
- Black bean, corn stuffed sweet potatoes
- Quinoa stuffed bell peppers ( Idea totally stolen from Southern Girl Gets Fit)
- Veggie tacos
- Black bean and Spinach Quesadilla
- Baked Parmesan Portabella Mushroom
- Veggie Pizza
- Zucchini slice pizzas
- Spicy Thai Noodles
- Beans and Rice
- Spinach Enchilada