If you’re joining the ranks of people who’ve given up meat for Lent this year, you might be feeling a little lost.

But have no fear (other than the fear of falling asleep in church—we’ve all been there!), because peta2 has got your back with some meatless products that’ll make Lent a total breeze. And we’ll bet ya anything that you’ll love these vegan alternatives (and how great they’ll make you feel!) SO much that you’ll ditch that meat habit long after Easter has passed.

Catholic Lent

1. Vegan Bacon

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL! Check out these animal-friendly alternatives to bacon:

Looking for a recipe that uses vegan bacon? Try this Vegan-Bacon Quesadilla.

SFW Bacon Quesadilla with Hearts

2. Vegan Burgers

These burgers are vegan-tested and Jesus-approved:

Looking for a way to amp up your veggie burger? Here’s an idea: Try the Vegan “Animal-Style” Burger.

SFW Brightened Veggie Burger

3. Vegan Chicken

These faux-chicken options will seriously turn your Lent frown upside down. Check out our favorite go-to options:

Here’s a seriously tasty recipe using vegan chicken: Cranberry “Chicken” Salad.

SFW Cranberry Chicken Salad with Hearts

 4. Vegan Turkey

Kick up your Lent game with any of these:

Try making some super-easy Faux Turkey Melts.

SFW Faux Turkey Club

5. Vegan Sausages and Hot Dogs

There are SO many options! Here are some of our top picks:

This recipe will change your Lent and your life: Vegan Italian Sausages.

SFW Italian Tofurky

 6. Vegan Meatballs

What would Jesus do? Eat these vegan meatballs:

You can’t go wrong with this Classic Spaghetti and Vegan Meatballs recipe!

SFW Spaghetti and Meatballs

7. Vegan Fish

OK, it’s time for us to get real about this whole idea of eating fish for Lent ’cause we’re not eating meat. Fish, like ALL animals, experience pain and fear and don’t want to die. The fishing industry—JUST like the meat industry—is destroying our planet. When we eat fish, we’re totally depleting food sources for other marine mammals, like sea lions, who need to eat fish to live. Lent is a time for reflection and repentance. Is it really OK to contribute to the pain and suffering of our ocean-dwelling friends? Plus, fish flesh often contains mercury and other harmful toxins.

So for Lent this year, indulge in some tasty cruelty-free vegan fish instead! Try any of these bad boys:

Make this quick and easy Vegan Tuna Sandwich, or if you really want to wow your Catholic compadres, try this recipe for vegan Fish Tacos from Vegan Fatty Boombalatty.

SFW Fish Taco with Hearts

Now you can say that you really Lent yourself to animals this year (see what I did there?). Don’t forget to spread the love and share this post with all your friends and family!

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