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Easy Meatless Crockpot Meals {For Fridays in Lent}

This girl loves to cook, but most of the time my children don’t like it when I cook. They’d much rather I was down on the floor playing with them or cradling them in my arms for snuggle time. I can’t say I’m not a fan of this too, but when dinner time comes around, a little less of it is often required.

Unless! Enter: Crockpot.

I had my first encounter cooking with a crockpot only a month or so before I got married. Since I gave birth to my first child, it seems like there hasn’t been a week that has gone by without it. My skepticism about its wonders has disappeared into thin air.

Just yesterday, a miracle occurred. I put dinner together inside the crockpot around 10:30 in the morning and we went about our day with the scent of dinner bubbling away on the counter. When the usual meltdown moment of 4:57pm came, I was in the midst of reading to the girls….and it completely passed us by. It made a huge difference in the atmosphere when daddy walked in the door, and helped keep up the morale for the remainder of the evening until bedtime. {I can’t promise it was entirely avoided when pajamas came out.}

Lent is just around the corner {Ash Wednesday is February 17th} and my mind is turning to meatless meals. I gathered up a list of a few favorites from around the web to share with you here so that despite your Friday Lenten penances, listening to the wailing of your littles and having your limbs hung on like tree branches won’t be one of them.

moroccan-stew

Crockpot Moroccan Stew

crockpot minestrone

Crockpot Minestrone Soup

lentil chili

Slow Cooker Lentil Chili

tomato basil soup

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

pasta fagioli

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli Soup

red lentil curry

Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

potato and corn chowder

Slowcooker Potato and Corn Chowder

What is your favorite meatless crockpot dish?

5 Thoughts on “Easy Meatless Crockpot Meals {For Fridays in Lent}

  1. withhandv on February 13, 2015 at 7:21 am said:

    Yay! These look so delicious!!

  2. This is just what I needed!! I have a bag of lentils in my cupboard that have been staring at me for a year…they will become Moroccan Stew whether they want to or not!!!

  3. Ooo… I’m all about the Potato Corn Chowder! Have you ever tried the meatless crumbles by Quorn or Morningstar? They fooled me in a vegetarian chili, and also make great burrito filling 🙂

  4. LOVE the crock pot minestrone! We’ve tried it before and it was delish. The others look yummy too. I’ll have to try them out for Lent! Thanks for sharing!

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