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Family-Friendly Meatless Meals for Lent and Anytime

Lots of families try to avoid eating meat due to health reasons, cost, or even the season of Lent. Personally, I am preparing for Lent, and I know that meal planning (especially meatless meals) for my family can be a challenge sometimes. Truth be told, we tend to eat the same meals over and over due to the kids’ likes and dislikes.

So, to get ready for these upcoming meals, I have started brainstorming some family-friendly meatless meal ideas. I hope that many of our readers can benefit from these ideas, too. Meatless breakfast meal

Meatless Breakfast Meals

  • Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes (plain or in a taco)
  • Bean and Cheese Tacos (my kids’ favorite)
  • Boiled Eggs and Toast
  • Oatmeal (Our favorite add-ins: cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts)
  • Favorite Cereal with milk
  • French Toast and Berries (Here’s an easy French Toast Recipe from Country Recipe Book)
  • Pancakes or Waffles
  • Muffins 

Meatless Lunch Meals

  • Tuna Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cheese Quesadillas or these Black Bean Quesadillas
  • Baked Potato (Toppings: butter, sour cream, shredded cheese, chives)

Meatless Dinner Meals

  • Tuna Casserole
  • Salmon patties (canned salmon)
  • Fish tacos
  • Tortellini with alfredo sauce
  • Spaghetti or other favorite pasta and sauce
  • Cheese Ravioli 
  • Cheese Enchiladas
  • Veggie or Cheese Pizza
  • Chalupas (Beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a chalupa shell)
  • Chili Beans (with no meat) or bean soup
  • Grilled fish, shrimp, or salmon

Of course, these meatless breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas are always interchangeable!

Meatless Hearty Snacks

  • Nachos (Refried beans and cheese on tortilla chips. Optional: jalapenos or black olives)
  • String Cheese and Fruit
  • Peanut Butter with Apple Slices
  • Bread PuddingMeatless nachos

Hmm..after all that brainstorming, I am starting to look forward to cooking some Lenten meals. Fortunately, these are meals that my kids will actually eat anytime. Yay! What are some of your favorite go-to meatless meals when cooking for your family?

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