This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.
But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ. It helps reduce the risk of chronic disease, environmental degradation and animal abuse.
Lent offers a superb opportunity to adopt a meat-free diet.
Our supermarket offers a rich array of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. Entering “vegan recipes” in our favorite search engine offers more products, recipes, and transition tips than we can use.
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Owen Abram, Miami