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What are some things i could eat during lent?

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Alright, so lent started today. What are some low calorie meat free meals i could eat?


Also, today subway was catered in. But my sandwhich only had bread, cheese, lettuce, green peppers, onions, olives, jalapenos and mustard. How many calories do you think are in that? It was 6 inches.

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go to subways website and look up the nutritional value of a veggie 6inch sub. itll be pretty close to that.

Now do you want local meals like lunch supper or just anykinda foods in general for meals and snacking?

thanks, i'll try that!

and any meals at all. anything low calorie and meat free!

I'm with you on this. I need something other than grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese enchiladas, cheese pizza, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Fish is always my first choice but it's expensive and not feasible all the time.

Tuna fish is a quick lunch, and chili with no meat. Any other suggestions?

fruits, vegetables, whole grains...

check out the vegetarian forum for loads of recipes and meal ideas.

I still need lots of protein though. I'm hypoglycemic and all the sugar in fruit, bread, etc. makes me weak and shakey. I need High protein, low fat foods. I drink my protein shakes and whatnot, but any food suggestions that are not meat but fit this criteria would be helpful

boca and morningstar farms make great meatless ground "crumbles" they are high prtein/high fiber and taste just like ground beef IMO.  I use them to make tacos, taco salads, add them to spaghetti sauce, everything ground beef is used for.  It is only 60 calories per serving!

Eggs! Scrambled eggs with a little bit of cheese and a whole lot of veggies. :-)

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I still need lots of protein though. I'm hypoglycemic and all the sugar in fruit, bread, etc. makes me weak and shakey. I need High protein, low fat foods. I drink my protein shakes and whatnot, but any food suggestions that are not meat but fit this criteria would be helpful

BEANS! Beans, beans, beans. Delicious, good for you, full of protein and definitely low in fat.

Also, egg whites. Some people complain that they're a bit lacking in flavor, but I mix quite a bit of hot sauce in mine when I scramble them, and they're delicious!

And check out vegweb.com! It's an excellent resource... yummmy!

Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Makes about 9 cups. 


2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

3 potato, diced

1 head cauliflower, chopped

3 cups vegetable broth plus 1 cup water

2 bay leaf

1 salt and pepper to taste

1 dash nutmeg


  1. In a large soup or stock pot, sautee the onion and garlic in the margarine for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.

  2. Add the potato and cauliflower and cook for a few more minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the vegetable broth and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Cover and allow to cook for 25 - 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the bay leaves, then transfer soup to a blender and puree. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and re-heat if needed. Top with grated cheese and green onions, if desired

70 calories a cup...add cheese if you want to make it higher in calories.

I've been a vegetarian for almost four years. Here's a good list of easy stuff:

macaroni and cheese

pasta roni

Nalley vegetarian chili (good stuff, add some hot sauce)

Boca/Morningstar Crispy "chicken" patties

Minestrone, lentil, garden vegetable soups

Spaghetti-O's (original)

Zatarain's (jambalaya or red beans and rice, minus the suggested meat addition of course)

Subway veggie sandwiches




burritos (beans, rice, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, hot sauce, corn, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream - all good toppings!)

veggie pizza (cheese and lots of veggies - thin crust if you want low cal)

veggie sushi (it's usually cucumber, avacado, carrots, and/or asparagus in there, no fish)

penne rosa (mmmmm)

Oriental dishes with tofu (stir-fry, pad thai, Japanese pan noodles, etc.)

BLTs minus the T and plus C (cucumber) - tasty, put some cheese and ranch on it

baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, scalloped potatoes - potatoes are safe.

lots of veggies - green beans, corn, carrots, whatever floats your boat.


There. You can live for a long while on that.


Edit: As for protein, you should be fiiiine. Make sure you're getting your tofu (or Boca/Morningstar - one patty has quite a bit of protein), beans, and nuts (have a handful of peanuts or some trail mix with nuts thrown in. Put nuts on your salad. Get protein-rich cereal. Cheese is your friend.)

You can make pretty much any meal vegetarian by substituting tofu, beans, seitan, etc.

Vegetable stuffed omelettes, homemade healthy pizza, spaghetti with marinara sauce ad baked tofu, low fat cheese + refried bean quasadillas, baked potato stuffed with cottage cheese, stir-fry with tofu or seitan over noodles, vegetable and egg "fried rice", bean burgers, spinach + ricotta lasagne...

try mushrooms and eggplant, they have a meat like consistency and they are great for sandwiches

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