What can you eat in the post before Easter?
If we take into account all the nuances, then the post is quite possible to withstand every year. What can you eat in the post before Easter? For a start, remember that you can not eat in Lent.
- meat and meat products, as well as semi-finished products, which include meat;
- milk and dairy products, as well as products that contain dairy ingredients, also includes dry milk;
- eggs and products in composition with them;
- vegetable oil;
- contraindicated and alcohol.
Now consider every week of Lent.
What is in the post?
- At 1, 4 and 7 weeks of fasting, from Monday to Friday, it is allowed to eat only dry food without vegetable oil (food and drinks should not be heated), but it is allowed to eat boiled food in rare cases with added vegetable oil; 2,3,5 and 6 weeks from Monday to Friday we can consume boiled food, as an exception, add vegetable oil. And also on these weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays you can eat fish.
- On Good Friday, only dry food is allowed.
- On Sabbath, dry food is also allowed, and as an exception - boiled with the addition of vegetable oil.
- During Lent on Saturdays and Sundays, food with vegetable oil and fish is allowed.
- Palm Sunday and Annunciation can eat fish.
During Lent, you must eat the first and second hot dishes on time. In drawing up the menu for the entire period, you will need the following products:
- pickled zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes;
- pickled wild berries;
- fruit and vegetable juices;
- jams of various berries;
- frozen vegetables, greens, mushrooms, berries;
- salted and dried parsley, dill, celery. These spices can be added to all dishes during the whole post.
In the store you can buy lean semi-finished products in the form of meatballs and dumplings, as well as lean mayonnaise. Be sure to include the allowed seafood in the menu: shrimp, squid, crabs, mussels. Popular during fasting porridge on the water from different cereals. Soy foods are also allowed in moderation.
Relief in fasting by the Orthodox Church is allowed for pregnant and lactating women, children and traveling people.But still, if you have diseases of the gastrointestinal tract or any other that require a special diet, be sure to consult your doctor before beginning Lent.
As you can see, the diet during fasting can be quite varied. Worth a try!