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Surviving through Lent’s “No Meat on Fridays” rule can be quite the challenge for many people. It’s hard to say no to chicken, beef, or steak on what is typically a splurge day. Don’t fret – we have you covered! Here are 5 Awesome Meat-Free Recipes!


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flickr user djjewelz
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Fish Tacos

 
 

Ingredients:

1 quart vegetable oil

12 to 16 corn tortillas

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup beer (not dark)

1 pound cod fillet, cut into 3- by 1-inch strips

Accompaniments: shredded lettuce, sour cream, avocado slices, chopped or sliced radish, red or green salsa, and lime wedges

Read More for preparation details.

 

Not feeling the fried fish? Get this healthy fish taco recipe that uses grilled tilapia and cabbage.

 
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Shrimp Alfredo

 
 

Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated fettuccine

1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp

2 green onions, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/3 cup half-and-half

3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

 

Read more for preparation details.

(Add broccoli or sun-dried tomatoes for more flavor!)

 
Black Bean Burger
Vegan Feast Catering, Flickr
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Black Bean & Corn Burger

 
 

Ingredients:

1 can (15 ounce) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup corn, thawed if frozen

1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice

1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 large egg whites, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided

8 cups baby spinach

Pinch of nutmeg

1/2 avocado, mashed

1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split

 

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Stuffed Eggplant
Flickr user Anuj Biyani
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Stuffed Eggplant

 
 

Ingredients:

2 medium eggplants, each cut in half lengthwise (about 2 pounds)

Cooking spray

1 (1-ounce) slice white bread

1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion

1 1/4 cups finely chopped red bell pepper

1 cup finely chopped seeded plum tomato

1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

2 garlic cloves, minced

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Flickr user stu_spivack
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Pizza Margherita

 
 

Dough:

3/4 cup warm (105-115°F) water

2 1/2 tsp (1 package) dry yeast

1 tsp honey

1 1/3 cups bread flour

1 cup semolina flour

1/4 tsp salt

Vegetable oil for coating

Cornmeal for sprinkling (optional)

 

Topping:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 tsp chopped fresh oregano

1 clove garlic, minced

Freshly ground pepper

1 cup tomato purée

4 plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced

4 1/4 oz part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

 

Read More for preparation details.

 

 

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