Thursday, February 23, 2012

Recipes for Lent

During Lent, many people commit to fasting or giving up certain types of foods as a form of prayer and repentance.  A common practice is to avoid eating beef and/or pork during the 40 days of Lent.  Although Lent  is traditionally a time of quiet introspection and meditation, your dinner menu doesn't have to be bland.  Here are some recipes for Lent that are tasty but moderate.

Broccoli Rice Casserole
Keeping your meals simple and still appetizing during Lent doesn't have to be difficult.  Employ recipes that include lots of vegetables, beans and lentils, fish and chicken.  This Broccoli Rice Casserole is a a nice example of something you can create in advance, with minimal effort once it's in the oven.

Cheddar Baked Potato Slices
As a main course, this Cheddar Baked Potato recipe might not work too well, as you may not want to load your tummy or your family up on carbs.  But paired with a fish or chicken entree, it could be just the ticket to keep things tasty and enticing.

Greek Salad Pita Sandwich
Lent can also be a great time to create or change eating habits if you are ready to make a fresh start in that area.  This Greek salad pita sandwich is a fresh and flavorful alternative to the more traditional deli roast beef or ham sandwich, and a welcome treat for your taste buds.

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