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LENT is classified as a season of spiritual cleansing and self-denial, reflecting the life of Jesus during his time. In this, we go back from the time of Jesus and meditate his struggle and sacrifice in the hands of the Romans. Because of this as we observe Lenten Week, we have a so-called Lenten diet. A diet that help transform people physically and spiritually. A Lenten diet is yearly observe by the Catholic church for 40 days. It is not for weight loss, but for spiritual purposes.




Here in the Philippines, we ask to avoid eating meat on the Fridays. The word meat does not include fish and seafood it only refers to flesh meat of warm blooded animals. In short, it should be meatless!

What are the Filipino food during Lenten Season? Well, we have the famous binignit, suman, biko, puto, and other native delicacies, but this year I change my menu plans. I want something healthy but still following the Catholic way, that is to avoid meat. And I come up with the idea to adapt the foreign way of celebrating Lenten Season. This is to change the traditional meal that been followed for many generations.

MY FOOD SUGGESTIONS:

March 24, 2016
Maundy Thursday
Breakfast 9AM






March 24, 2016
Maundy Thursday
Dinner 6PM





March 25, 2016
Good Friday
Breakfast 8AM






March 25, 2016
Good Friday
Lunch 3PM






March 25, 2016
Good Friday
Dinner 7PM






March 26, 2016
Black Saturday
Breakfast 8AM





March 26, 2016
Black Saturday
Lunch 11AM





March 26, 2016
Black Saturday
Dinner 6PM






All of these are just my suggestion this Lenten Season. Again this is not a diet based on weight loss. It is an act of spiritual routine of Catholic that wanted to clean and be reborn of a period of time, it happened only once a year why not follow it religiously. And maybe, this will help improve your health if done consistently.

And for Easter Sunday..hmmm..It's time to eat food with meat...hahahaha ...  :) 

Bon appΓ©tit !!




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LENT is classified as a season of spiritual cleansing and self-denial, reflecting the life of Jesus during his time. In this, we go...

13 comments:

  1. Dammit, I'm on a diet!!! All these food. Huhuhuhuhahahahaha

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  2. This looks like a great food diet and healthy too. It is actually making me so hungry.

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  3. I wouldn't mind eating these even if it's not Lent. They all look so good. I haven't tried red bean porridge before, it looks so good!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this new diet to me. I quite like the recipes and ideas you shared. Will try it out.

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  5. Wow! nice recipes...all so healthy. Am going to try out a few of them for sure.

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  6. All great food even with the Lenten diet! I love meatless pasta. I love putting mushroom and sliced fresh tomatoes on mine. :)

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  7. I also observe Lenten fast and abstinence when it comes to food. I like mongo so much even when it is not Lent.

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  8. I didn't know about the avoid eating meat part on Fridays! That's something very similar to another religious practice....

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  9. There's so many great ideas here for lent. They all look delicious too.

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  10. I'm interested on the asparagus and eggplant dishes. I'll bookmark this for the succeeding years. -Claire Algarme

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  11. I remember during Lent we weren't allowed to eat any meat when I lived at home with my mom. I don't really follow the tradition now but seems like you did. :)

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  12. The baked eggplant looks interesting. I've never tried that... Thanks for the ideas...

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  13. This recipes just triggered my tummy to start crying for one of those food on display.

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