Looking for nutritious and satisfying meal ideas that are both Lent-friendly and can aid weight loss? Here are some tasty options to keep you on track this Lenten season.
Lentil and Vegetable Soup
This hearty soup is packed with protein and fiber from the lentils, as well as a variety of vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions. It’s also low in calories and fat, making it a great choice for those looking to lose weight. Cook the lentils and vegetables in broth until tender, and season with herbs and spices of your choice.
Baked Fish With Roasted Vegetables
Fish is a great source of lean protein, and roasting vegetables is an easy and flavorful way to pack fiber, vitamins, and minerals into a meal. Season your fish with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs, and bake in the oven alongside a tray of chopped vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and bell peppers. Serve with a squeeze of lemon for added flavor.
Overnight Oats With Fruits and Nuts
Overnight oats are a great option for busy mornings or as a healthy snack. Combine rolled oats with almond milk, a dash of cinnamon, honey, and your favorite fresh fruits (like bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches) and nuts (such as cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts) in a mason jar.
Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and enjoy it in the morning. The oats provide fiber and complex carbs to keep you full, while the fruits and nuts add flavors and nutrients.
Grilled Tofu and Vegetable Skewers
Tofu is an excellent source of plant-based protein and can be easily flavored with marinades or spices. Cut firm tofu into cubes and thread onto skewers with vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and red onions. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Grill or bake in the oven until the tofu is lightly browned. Serve with a side salad or brown rice for a satisfying and nutritious meal.