It’s Ash Wednesday, and Lent has begun!
The meatless thing on Fridays is no big deal for me since I’m a vegetarian, but apparently a popular Lenten penance is to give up meat entirely and donate the money saved to a food bank! That’s right, go veggie for 6 weeks! Last year, a couple of my friends gave up meat for Lent, and they were always begging for recipes!
If you’re giving up meat for Lent or just need a few new recipes for your Friday dinners, The Budget Diet will feature a vegetarian recipe each Friday for the next 6 weeks, and don’t worry, nothing weird like tofu and spouts!
Ready to get started? Tempt your taste buds with these…
Make Your Own Burrito Bar
Make Your Own Burrito Bar – a fun & festive dinner idea!
Crock Pot Red Beans & Rice
Crock Pot Red Beans & Rice – just leave out the sausage and toss in some Morningstar Farms veggie sausage patties, crumbled!
Southwest Salad – beans for protein, cheese for dairy and lots of veggies!
Lazy Day Lasagna
Lazy Day Lasagna – super fast!
Pizza Fun 101
Pizza Fun 101 – think beyond the veggie lovers pizza, think white pizza, Mexican pizza or Mediterranean pizza!
Black Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup – just 3 ingredients!
Frozen Fake Meat
If you trust a girl that’s not eaten meat for nearly 30 years, then try my favorite meat substitutes found in your grocer’s freezer!
- Best Veggie Burger: Morningstar Farms Original Grillers – you can grill ‘em, microwave ‘em or crumble ‘em like ground beef to use in your favorite recipe. I often make chili with these, and no one knows the difference!
- Best Veggie Chicken: Morningstar Farms Buffalo Chicken Wings – great for a quick lunch! 1 minute in the microwave, and they’re done!
- My Favorite: Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burger – delicious crumbled in the Southwest Salad or use it to make a Southwest Wrap!
Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, so consider serving breakfast for dinner!
Don’t Forget Eggs
Good luck if you’re going veggie and check back Friday for my frugalicious and fast Corn Chowder recipe!