Welcome to the website of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Our mission as the leading authority on vegetarian diets is to provide tools from evidence-based research to plan all types of vegetarian meals. We want to share information for all age groups, and fitness levels that will promote health and well-being based on the latest research.


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Vegetarian Myth Busters

Are vegetarian and vegan diets healthy? The answer is yes.

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Sweet Potato Crisp

Looking for a sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving Dinner? Let your taste buds dance with the flavor of sweet potatoes with pineapple, rolled oats, cinnamon, and ginger.

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Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pistachios

This colorful holiday side dish is simple to make and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or your next winter event. Along with bringing color, convenience, and flavor to your holiday table, this vegan recipe is also packed with plant-powered nutrients and satisfying fiber to help you feel happily nourished.

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Taking Comfort in Warm Food

Winter is a time to take comfort in warm food. The weather outside might be frightful, but winter meals need not be. Three Vegetarian Nutrition members submitted recipes that are sure to become your favorite comfort food for cold weather!

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How to make Aquafaba

I never imagined there would be a single ingredient that could mimic the same qualities as a meringue made with egg whites. With a simple search for the perfect vegan macaroon recipe, I discovered Aquafaba or “water bean.”

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Chocolate Banana Nut Leather

Chocolate Banana Nut Leather

Summertime means hitting the road. Traveling can pose limited options for healthy snacking so why not make your own before you go?  One way to prepare your own tasty snacks is by using a dehydrator. There are many flavorful options that can be created in a relatively short amount of time including fruit leathers.

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Does eating a vegetarian diet help you live longer?

Research reveals that when a person chooses to follow a vegetarian diet they may find it reduces the risks of many chronic diseases. Does that mean you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Heart disease? High Blood Pressure?

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How To Feed A Vegetarian Teenager

Did your teenager recently become a vegetarian? Will your teenager no longer eat your meatloaf, baked chicken, or fish? Do you want to support your teenager’s pursuit of a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet? Then check out our resource for Vegetarian Teens.

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Lemon Quinoa Stir Fry

Lemon Quinoa Stir Fry

Quinoa takes the place of rice in this stir-fry with a colorful mix of vegetables with red pepper, kale, and edamame. The recipe provides a delightful lemon flavor thanks to the lemon juice and zest added just prior to serving.

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How to Become a Vegan

A recent Harris Poll found that 47% of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. Are you one of this growing number of people interested in eating more plant based meals?

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