(Closed) NWR: Dieting and Lent

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It definitely sucks not being able to eat meat on Fridays. But there are still lots of good vegetarian sources of protein! Low-fat dairy is a good one – some fat free Greek yogurt or skim milk would be diet friendly and still filling… also beans & legumes and eggs! You could make an egg white frittata with lots of veggies and be totally in the clear. 🙂

Post # 3
2220 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not religious, but I’m not really a meat lover (and try to cut out carbs whenever I can), so I have some ideas!

Beans are probably my lifesaver, in terms of getting actual protein into my system. You can substitute beans (cannelini, black, kidney, etc.) in place of meats in soups, stews, chilis and so much more. Also quinoa! It’s so filling and so good for you (and is GF). I make a black bean and quinoa enchilada bake that is so good, you won’t miss meat at all.

And lots of green, leafy vegetables. Kale is my favorite, but Swiss Chard and similar greens work, too. A white bean and kale stew is guaranteed to fill you up and taste great.

Hope that helps! Changing you diet can really suck, sometimes.

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