Do you follow certain food traditions for Lent? Perhaps you forgo meat on certain days, or animal products altogether. There's no doubt that the tendency is to substitute high-carbohydrate foods in place of the protein, but it needn't be that way. One thing to do is to eat more fat if you're cutting back on protein. For example, add more olive oil
in your salad dressings, or drizzle some over vegetables, or check out these healthy sources of fats
. Also, find high-protein low-carb substitutes for meat dishes
. I have recipes on this site to help, and you can also check out this collection of Lenten recipes
compiled by About.com's Guide to Catholicism, Scott Richert. There are some good low-carb ideas as well as those higher in carbs.
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Low-Carb Lenten Resources: