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!

  • 5

    Fish Tacos


    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

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

    flickr user djjewelz
    flickr user djjewelz
  • 4

    Shrimp Alfredo


    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!)

  • 3

    Black Bean & Corn Burger


    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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    Vegan Feast Catering, Flickr
    Vegan Feast Catering, Flickr
  • 2

    Stuffed Eggplant


    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 Anuj Biyani
    Flickr user Anuj Biyani
  • 1

    Pizza Margherita


    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)



    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


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    Flickr user stu_spivack
    Flickr user stu_spivack