Ok, so that really isn’t what you should be eating every day, but it is a downfall of mine during Lent. If you are like me and fast from meat on Fridays during the Lenten season, then you understand that it is easiest to make pasta or get pizza for dinner. This is even more true if you have to worry about feeding younger children.
Yes, I can eat fish, but I don’t like fish at all. My lunch every Friday until Easter will be a tuna sandwich (one of the 100 calorie packets) with some vegetables on the side. However, when it comes to dinner, my go to is usually pasta or pizza. It is an even easier decision since I assist with a Pasta dinner at our church every single Friday to benefit the youth mission trip to Beattyville, KY. My mom makes the most incredible rolls (only during this time of year) and I can easily devour 4-5 of them in a evening. They are an old style recipe with mashed potatoes and seriously the most savory roll I’ve ever experienced. Now that you are salivating, I’m going to mention that they are not even remotely healthy and shouldn’t be in anyones diet. However, in moderation, they would make a nice treat for dinner!
Ok, so I actually started this post to mention that I am going to try and refrain from pizza and pasta as a main portion of my meals on Fridays. I’m going to attempt to replace those heavy carb items with a much healthier vegetable or dinner option. I love spaghetti squash and will definitely be enjoying that once or twice, but I need a few more options.
I’ve picked out a few recipes to try (things that my mom can eat as well since she is gluten free). I will be making these over the next few Fridays and will share with you the results, adaptations, ease of preparation, and of course the taste. I will be making these dishes at our pasta dinners so that mom has some healthy and awesome food to enjoy as well!
If you are going meat free on Fridays or even throughout Lent, let me know what foods you like to enjoy! As always, be confident! Be Fit! Be you!