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23 Meal Prep Recipes for Lent Season

Lent Meal Prep Recipes Give You all the Meat-Free Options for Healthy and Delicious Meals!

Many Catholics and various sects and denominations of Christians worldwide celebrate the season of Lent. This is a 40-day period that usually begins on Ash Wednesday and until the day before Easter Sunday. Although this period is not written in the Bible, it is something The Church has regularly observed since around the 4th Century AD. Observance of this season beckons one to pray, fast, and abstain from glutenous foods and often meats.

What Do You Eat During Lent?

Most Catholics will not eat meat on Ash Wednesday, and subsequent Fridays throughout Lent, while seafood is acceptable. That's where the fish on Friday tradition comes from. Some people give up meat, sweets, coffee, alcohol, or foods they generally feel addicted to. We have put together our 23 Meal Prep Recipes for Lent to help those that wish to enjoy healthy, delicious, food while observing this humbling season of spiritual growth. We excluded meat dishes to make it even easier.

Egg Muffins

This vegetarian meal prep is loaded with protein and can come together fast. We love black beans and eggs, and this recipe has both!

(Carbs: 5g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 13g) 

Greek Egg Bake

This Greek egg bake is so easy and a great way to get a lot of veggies and protein into one meal prep recipe. So good with fresh tomatoes, too.

(Carbs: 5g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 11g) 

Breakfast Pro Power Bowl

Loaded with protein and produce (see what we did there?), this breakfast PRO power bowl will fill you up! It contains everything you need, macro-wise, to stoke your digestion and keep you satiated until lunch. (Or dinner, if you’re eating this for lunch!)

(Carbs: 44g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 19g) 

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

This Whole30 breakfast is a Southwest-inspired hash made with sweet potatoes. A breakfast you’ll look forward to!

(Carbs: 41g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 17g)

Roasted Mediterranean Cauliflower Gnocchi & Veggies

This cauliflower gnocchi recipe is here to save you from the dread of eating bland or boring vegetables for your prepped meals again for work or school. We used Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi for this meal prep idea, and we were thrilled because it actually had a similar texture to traditional flour-based gnocchi varieties! It’s such an epic win when things that are actually really good for you, taste like they shouldn’t be, don’t you think?

(Carbs: 28g, Protein: 4g; Fat: 9g)

Egg Potato and Broccoli Breakfast

This deliciously simple meal prep recipe will have you craving it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

(Carbs: 35g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g)

Scrambled Egg Stuffed Sweet Potato

This Scrambled Egg Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep is high in protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs: the perfect combination to start any day. And it all comes together in just ten minutes for a fast Lent meal prep recipe!

(Carbs: 19g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 11g)

One-Pan Baked Cod and Veggies

This dish has a burst of fresh, and tasty flavors, including freshly squeezed lemon tanginess. This Whole30 cod meal prep recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes. for a quick weeknight dinner or a leisurely Fish Friday meal prep.
(Carbs: 44g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 19g)

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burger

Gone are the days of sad veggie burgers, friends. This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burger is one of the best meal prep ideas we’ve ever had. A great Lent meal prep recipe!

(Carbs: 58g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 21g)

Cold Veggie Pizza

This cold veggie pizza meal prep recipe is perfect for both pizza lovers and people who are looking for gluten-free meal prep options! No need to worry about the number of calories when eating pizza; this meal prep recipe is here for you so you can enjoy your pizza guilt-free!

(Carbs: 41g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 30g)

Crispy Fish Sticks

This childhood favorite gets a grown-up reboot using Paleo-friendly almond flour for a modern Lent meal prep. A side of sweet potato fries adds fiber and staying power, keeping you full.  

(Carbs: 65g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 14g)

Baked Fish and Chips

Prepare to be amazed at the fry-free crunch of our gluten-free Baked Fish and Chips recipe, perfect for Lent.

(Carbs: 70g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 7g)

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

Angel hair pasta with shrimp is yet another reason to have shrimp in the freezer. A great Lent meal prep recipe for the whole family.

(Carbs: 87g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 14g)

Asian Air Fryer Salmon

This Asian Air Fryer Salmon might just become your new favorite way to prepare salmon. It's quick and effective. After marinating, this air fryer salmon cooks up crisp on the outside with a moist, flaky center that’s foolproof and ready in 12 minutes!

(Carbs: 57g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 21g)

Sesame Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

Sesame Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Mushrooms is beyond easy and beyond delicious! It’s loaded with omega-3s and all bakes on one sheet pan in less than 30 minutes.

(Carbs: 2g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 13g)

One-Pan Fajita Salmon

This one-pan salmon meal prep recipe bakes in one pan, which makes clean-up a breeze! With just 5 ingredients, this recipe makes a quick and delicious Whole30Paleo-friendly meal.

(Carbs: 7g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 17g)

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

This sheet pan shrimp fajita dinner requires minimal prep with plenty of veggies and protein to keep you full! Best of all, it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

(Carbs: 23g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 9g)

Broccoli Lentil Quinoa Casserole 

For tons of protein and fiber, you can’t do better than this broccoli lentil quinoa casserole! The seasonings and the cheese really make the dish. Think of this dish as a better, healthier, and more modern version of your typical potato-and-cheese gratin.

(Carbs: 49g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 24g)

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Cozy up to this vegan slow-cooker lentil soup chock-full of plant-based vitamins, fiber, and protein! Simply add ingredients to a slow cooker and let it do the work for a no-hassle meal that reheats in minutes.

(Carbs: 50g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 2g)

Crockpot Golden Lentil Soup

Packed with healthy anti-inflammatory spices to support you throughout the dark and chilly winter months, this golden lentil soup is a great low-key lunch or dinner Lent meal prep.

(Carbs: 29g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g)

BBQ Lentil Tacos

Vegan tacos are taken to the next level with the addition of crispy fried onions and a smooth and tangy cilantro lime crema. A really delicious Lenten meal prep!

(Carbs: 36g; Protein: 7g; Fat: 15g)

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels

Falafels get a healthy twist with this baked recipe that’s high in beta-carotene and iron. Pair with a salad and vegan avocado cream sauce for a light lunch or dinner!  

(Carbs: 57g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 9g)

Watercress Spring Rolls

These vitamin-rich spring rolls are full of raw veggies like watercress, protein-rich tofu, and a creamy peanut sauce for a refreshing dish that’s perfect for warm-weather meal prep!  Whether for meal prepping or enjoying poolside, these are easy, healthy, and simply a beautiful way to enjoy a meal. 

(Carbs: 60g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 23g)

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