Menu for Lent 2022: food calendar per day

On March 7, Orthodox Christians begin the most important and strict Lent of the year. It lasts only 48 days and ends just before the feast of the Resurrection of Christ (Easter), which falls on April 24, 2022. Literally, people during this period refuse some products, but the main purpose of fasting is the mental purification.

Animal products, alcohol and sweets are not allowed during Lent. The informant has prepared for you information about what you can eat and what not for those who fast from March 7 to April 24.

WHAT IS A GREAT LENT

Lent is based on the reproduction of that part of the life of Jesus Christ when he prayed for 40 days in the wilderness. At that moment, the devil tried to tempt him. The last week of Lent is dedicated to the memories of the last week of Christ’s life and the sufferings he had to endure. This week is called Holy Week, and all its days are called Holy Week (for example, Holy Monday, Holy Thursday, and so on).

WHAT NOT TO DO THE GREAT LENT

The main purpose of fasting is the purification of both the soul and the body. Although most people simply limit themselves to certain foods, the priests say that the main thing is to purify the soul. You can not do bad deeds, indulge in negative thoughts, otherwise it will not make sense to observe fasting, even if you refuse all forbidden foods. During this period, it is necessary to be moderate in everything, to avoid excessive fun, holidays, to limit the intimate life. Also, marriage is not allowed during Lent. Priests advise to spend more time in prayer, reflection, reading spiritual literature.

The most serious fast of the year is not allowed to be observed or observed free of charge by children under 12 years of age, the elderly, pregnant women, nursing mothers, people with chronic and serious illnesses, as well as soldiers or those who have great physical exertion. However, they should also give up food overdoses – especially sweets, pastries and alcohol.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT THE HEART

We remind you that during the fast you are not allowed to consume animal products, alcohol and sweets. It is necessary to limit the consumption of salt and spices. In addition, sausages, cheeses, sour cream, dairy and sour milk, eggs and sugar are prohibited. There are those days when fasting is not so strict and you can eat fish, but other days you can not even use vegetable oil. To study these subtle nuances in more detail, we advise you to study the location-specific diary.

LENT MENU: EAT THE DAY

  • March 7 (Monday) – the highest degree of strictness of fasting, ie complete abstinence from food.
  • March 8 (Tuesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 9 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 10 (Thursday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 11 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 12 (Saturday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 13 (Sunday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 14 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 15 (Tuesday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • March 16 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 17 (Thursday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) are allowed.
  • March 18 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 19 (Saturday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 20 (Sunday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 21 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 22 (Tuesday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • March 23 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 24 (Thursday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • March 25 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 26 (Saturday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 27 (Sunday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • March 28 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 29 (Tuesday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • March 30 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • March 31 (Thursday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food without oil is allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).

Dietary rules for Lent 2021

  • April 1 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 2 (Saturday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food is allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with the addition of oil.
  • April 3 (Sunday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • April 4 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 5 (Tuesday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • April 6 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 7 (Thursday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • April 8 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 9 (Saturday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled plant foods (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil are allowed.
  • April 10 (Sunday) – hot food with vegetable oil – boiled vegetable food (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with oil is allowed.
  • April 11 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 12 (Tuesday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • April 13 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 14 (Thursday) – hot food without vegetable oil – boiled vegetable foods without oil are allowed (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms).
  • April 15 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 16 (Saturday) – Lazarus Saturday – it is allowed to eat fish caviar, boiled plant foods (cereals, soups, boiled vegetables, mushrooms) with the addition of vegetable oil.
  • April 17 (Sunday) – Palm Sunday – you can enjoy fish and seafood dishes.
  • April 18 (Monday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 19 (Tuesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 20 (Wednesday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 21 (Thursday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.
  • April 22 (Friday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts,
  • April 23 (Saturday) – dry diet – consumption of uncooked foods of plant origin: bread, water, salt, raw fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, honey.

In the meantime, you have the opportunity to eat goodies that will be banned during Lent, remember that Maslenitsa is celebrated in Ukraine from February 28 to March 6. Learn what not to do in Maslenitsa. We also advise those who protect their silhouette to get acquainted with the recipes for diet pancakes.

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