Posts Categorized: Nutrition

Spaghetti Squash with Avocado Pesto

This Meatless Monday, try Spaghetti Squash with Avocado Pesto. The centerpiece for this nut-free, vegan dish isn’t pasta, it’s a squash with flesh that mimics spaghetti. One cup of spaghetti squash supplies Vitamin C; beta carotene (a form of Vitamin A); the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and B6; and Vitamin K. B vitamins help… posted in: Nutrition tags:


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: Nutrition tags:


Vegetable Lasagna for Meatless Monday

This Vegetable Lasagna balances sweet and savory–a sure hit for kids and adults alike. The recipe features butternut squash, a member of the gourd family. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, folic acid, and dietary fiber. The squash’s orange color highlights one of ts most noteworthy nutrients: beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A…. posted in: Nutrition tags:


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, Wellness tags:


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Apples make a satisfying dinner. Just add a fresh green salad and some high-fiber, whole-grain bread. Butternut squash, the anchor of the recipe, is a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation. With no fat or sodium, butternut squash is an… posted in: Nutrition tags:


Nourishing Baked Beans

Today’s Baked Beans is a stick-to-your-ribs Meatless Monday dish that’s good for you, too. Low-calorie, fat-free beans are excellent sources of protein, calcium, phosphorus folate and iron. They are also full of complex carbohydrates. Because they provide long-lasting energy and satiety, bean dishes can help with weight management. Beans are good for your body in… posted in: Nutrition tags:


Autumn Vegetable Succotash

Meatless Mondays don’t only make for a healthier body, but also a healthier home—that is, Planet Earth. Count these among the environmental benefits of Meatless Mondays: A reduced carbon footprint–The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change, according to UN estimates. Minimized water use–Animals raised for food… Read more »

Meatless Monday: Savory Roasted Apples

It’s peak apple-picking time. Besides a fun day trip to a local farm, apple-picking yields lots of other good stuff. At 80 calories, one medium apple (about the size of a baseball) delivers 20 percent of the daily dietary fiber you should eat for cardiovascular and digestive health, according to the New York Apple Association…. Read more »