Nina Eng, RD

Nutrition Coordinator
Plainview Hospital


Recent Posts By: Nina Eng, RD

Meatless Monday: Vegetable Chili

If you think chili needs meat, then you don’t know beans! Warm up on a cold night with Vegetable Chili. It’s easy to make, economical and stores well for leftovers. Another plus: This hearty, healthy Meatless Monday recipe provides lots of satisfying, good-for-you ingredients. For instance, black beans have 14 grams of protein per cup…. posted in: Nutritiontags:

Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Calzones

It’s Columbus Day and we are craving Italian–broccoli rabe to be specific. This Meatless Monday’s calzone recipe not only provides you with an abundance of nutrients, but also has cancer-preventing potential. Broccoli rabe has the boldest taste of the Brassica genus (also known as cruciferous vegetables). As big as an impact this vegetable has on… posted in: Nutrition, Wellnesstags:

Multiple-Choice Vegetarian Quiche

One reason I call this vegetarian quiche “multiple choice” is because it is easy to adapt, depending on the time of year and what you already have in your kitchen. Furthermore, the recipe works with most any kind of vegetable: fresh, quick-cooking choices (like tomatoes, zucchini or spinach) or cooked or steamed dense vegetables (such… Read more »

Meatless Monday: Jambalaya!

There are many stories about where jambalaya comes from. The dish—and its name—probably came about because of the concentration of many cultures in New Orleans centuries ago, says food writer Bethany Moncel. Jambalaya is similar to Spanish paella, which contains meat, fish and rice. Influences from French, African and Caribbean cooking styles and ingredients are… posted in: Nutritiontags: