Tuesday, March 8, 2022

18 Almost No Time, No work Orthodox Lenten meals (Kid Friendly)

Creating a menu for EVERY DAY of a Lenten Season can be quite a challenge - even for one meal a day. But, there are some days when families like more than one meal a day (Imagine!).

Every family needs a list of meals that are quick and easy to serve with little notice - even families that faithfully menu plan. For omnivores, this list often includes things like burgers, eggs, hot dogs,  chicken nuggets, or boxed mac n cheese. 

This is the vegan version!

I'm putting in links to specific brands that I find tasty, and I believe are vegan. No affiliate links, just stuff I like using.

Here are those easy menus that I like to prepare when time and energy for cooking are limited. They're easy meals that can be prepared with very little time or effort, and the family likes them!

 

Also - scroll to the bottom of the page for more Lenten Menus!

 

Pasta with sauce (use homemade or jarred sauce, as you prefer)


 

White Beans



 

 Black-Eyed Peas


 Boca burgers with microwaved baked potatoes

 

 

 Meatless Crispy Tenders (or other Vegan Chicken Nuggets) with Baked Fries (from the freezer section of the grocery)

 


 

 Confetti Spaghetti


 

Mexican layer Dip with Tortillas & Chips

 

 

 Claire’s Delight over Rice

 

 

Hummus with Veggies, Chips or Bagels and Grapes (storebought or homemade hummus)

Lightlife Smart Dogs with Baked Chips & Vegetarian Baked Beans

 

Ramen Noodles (Soy Sauce Flavor by Maruchan) with Veggies added (we like Broccoli in ours)

 

BLT made with Lightlife Smart Bacon

 

 

Vacation Soup


 

Lazy Day LoMein



 

Black-Eyed Pea Salad


 

White Bean Salad


 

Black Bean & Corn Salad with Tortilla Chips

Club Sandwich made with Tofurky Deli Slices, Daiya American Cheese, Lightlife Smart Bacon, Lettuce (or cucumber slices), Tomato, and Vegan Mayo on Toast. (to me the trick of enjoying these "fake" foods on a sandwich is to use a small quantity of each - one slice Tofurkey, one slice "cheese" etc - and let the flavors blend)


For more Lenten Menus, check these posts:

Lenten Potluck Ideas

 
Menu for the First Week of Orthodox Christian Lent

 
Lenten Menu -A Meal for Every Day of Great Lent 

 
A Month of Gluten Free Vegan Meals with Recipe Links


9 Dump Dinners (Vegan & Gluten Free)  

 
40 Day Lenten Menu for People Who Hate to Cook

 
Lenten & Omnivore's Week's Menu

 
Lenten & Vegan Church Coffee Hour Plan

 
Orthodox Lenten Menu 2021, with Less Time in the Kitchen

 

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