Posts Tagged: Meatless Monday

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 »

Pappardelle with Mushrooms

Pappardelle with Mushrooms is elegant comfort food. Created by LIJ Medical Center’s culinary team, it’s a dish to look forward to at the end the day–especially now that the days are getting shorter. Besides a fresh mushroom blend, Pappardelle with Mushrooms uses dried porcini mushrooms. Fresh porcini are highly prized, but can be pricey. Dried… Read more »

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 »

Avocado: Another Healthy “Green”

Peak avocado season ends in September. So if you haven’t already, grab a few—or more. The avocado, which is technically a fruit, can be a good menu choice because oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid, or MUFA) makes up more than half of its good-for-you fat. MUFAs help the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients… 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: Nutrition tags: