Healthy Lenten Meals

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Looking for healthy Lenten meals? Try these delicious Lenten meals that are good for you. My Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes are one of my favorite meals for Lent. 

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Healthy Lenten Meals – Seafood-Stuffed Tomatoes

Are you looking for inspired, healthy meals for the Lenten season? With Lent upon us, many people choose to adjust their diet either for religious, health, or personal reasons. This post will guide you through some wholesome, yet flavorful dishes that align with the Lenten season.

Often, the challenge is finding meals that are both nutritious and satisfying. Luckily, there are countless delicious recipes that feature vegetables, grains, and proteins, which are not only tasty but also honoring Lenten traditions.

In this post, we will explore a variety of easy-to-make meals that not only respect the spirit of Lent but also nourish your body and soul. We’ve kept in mind the balance between simplicity, nutrition and flavor, so that you can enjoy this time of observance without feeling deprived.

So, whether you’re observing Lent or simply looking for healthier meal options, this post will serve as a valuable resource. Without further ado, let’s dive into our collection of healthy, hearty, and Lent-friendly meals.

An Easy Seafood Casserole Recipe Everyone Will Love - Cape Cod Casserole

What are the best foods to eat on Lent?

These seafood stuffed tomatoes can be created a few different ways. For the seafood part, you can use lobster, shrimp, crab, imitation crab, tuna or albacore. Try my seafood casserole.

It all depends on your budget and your family’s preferences. While I absolutely love lobster and crab, our grocery budget doesn’t allow us to splurge very often on that. I used sustainably caught albacore from a can when I made this and it’s absolutely delicious.

What not to eat during Lent

During Lent, many people choose to abstain from different types of food as a form of fasting or sacrifice. Traditionally, meat is commonly avoided, particularly on Fridays. Additionally, some individuals opt to forego other animal products such as dairy and eggs.

However, it’s essential to note that these restrictions may vary widely depending on personal beliefs, local customs, or individual choices. It’s always recommended to follow what feels right for you during this spiritual journey. Remember, the goal of Lent is not just about giving up but also about reflection, prayer, and growing in one’s faith. 

Tools to prepare this meal

Cutting board with juice groove – You need to core and remove the center of your tomatoes so you can stuff them. That will make a mess but you can catch all of the juice with a cutting board with a juice groove.

Healthy Lenten Meals - Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes #LentenRecipesWhat to serve with stuffed tomatoes

If you worry that this won’t be a meal for your family, you can always add a tossed salad and some crusty, homemade bread. Or, you could serve it for lunch instead. Generally, one of these seafood stuffed tomatoes fills me up for lunch.

While this makes a great idea for Lent, it also works well during the height of summer when you have too many tomatoes from the garden. It’s also gluten-free so it’s something that the whole family can enjoy.

What healthy Lenten meals does your family love?

Want more tomato recipes? Try my Aunt Diane’s Greek Tomato Salad.

two white plates with white fish on it with baby spinach on the side

More fish and seafood recipes

My broccoli seafood pasta salad is an easy Lenten meal that can be prepared ahead of time for busy nights.

Homemade cream of tomato soup with ravioli is a filling dinner that can be served with a garden salad.

Asparagus tomato parmesan squares are an appetizer recipe that can also be served as lunch. 

This Paleo tilapia recipe is low carb and suitable for Lent.

Yield: 2

Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes

Healthy Lenten Meals - Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes

Looking for healthy Lenten meals? Try these delicious Lenten meals that are good for you. My Seafood Stuffed Tomatoes are one of my favorite meals for Lent. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 large firm tomatoes, organic is best
  • 1 6 ounce can of sustainably caught albacore tuna
  • 2 tbsp organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs, dried
  • 1 tbsp finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely diced chives, organic
  • 1 slices of cheese


  1. Cut off the top of the tomato and remove the insides. Toss.
  2. In a bowl, mix the albacore, yogurt, herbs, peppers and chives.
  3. Press the mixture in the tomatoes.
  4. Place a piece of cheese over the top of each.
  5. Bake 5 minutes in 350F oven.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 27g

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22 thoughts on “Healthy Lenten Meals”

  1. What a great collection of Lenten Meals.  Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday! Happy Spring! Miz Helen
  2. Ummmm. Yes. I do not need meals for lent, since I do not observe it. But I do love seafood and tomatoes. So this will be going into my rotation. I already make stuffed italian tomatoes, which is basically just cheese in a tomato. But oh so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
  3. This sounds amazing! I never thought to do stuffed tomatoes before, I love doing stuffed peppers will have to try this out!
  4. What a delicious and healthy meal! I can't wait to try it!! Since I'm not a big fan of tomatoes, I might stuff it in a REd pepper! What do you think??

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