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.


Peach and Raspberry Slush

Peach and Raspberry Slush

Summer is the time to celebrate the bountiful harvests of the bush berry and tree fruit seasons. This combination is a refreshing drink that has a little zing to it because of the ginger.

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frozen fruit treat

Beat the Heat with a Frozen Fruit Treat

Frozen fruit such as grapes, blueberries, and strawberries make a delicious and nutritious treat during the warm, summer months. They are an excellent replacement to sugary popsicles and the flavor is all natural! Preparation is the key to properly freezing foods. When preparing most whole frozen fruits, use these techniques.

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Farmers Market Pockets

Farmers Market Pockets

Summer is the month for harvesting the fruits of labor from a busy spring and summer growing season. This crispy pocket recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy a small “bounty” of vegetables.

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This vegetarian meal offers enough for an individual to meet nutrient needs as well as support good health.

Got Enough Protein?

Does a vegetarian diet provide enough protein?

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Vegan "Chicken" Picatta

Picatta without the Chicken

Hungry for a bit of chicken picatta, but don’t want to “ruffle the feathers” by using poultry? Seitan is a vegan protein source made from wheat gluten. Seitan is more chewy and springy than other meat alternatives, making it a wonderful substitute in dishes that call for poultry.

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Baked Bean Couscous Feature

Baked Bean Couscous Salad

When summertime rolls around and everybody is pulling out their favorite BBQ side dishes I like to reach back to one of my favorite comfort foods from college days – baked beans and couscous.

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vegetarian iron

What Plant Foods Provide Iron?

Are you finding enough iron in your vegetarian diet? Do you know what foods help your body absorb the iron you eat? Should you take an iron supplement? Iron deficiency anemia is a worldwide problem and often vegetarian and vegan diets are viewed as at risk for this nutrient deficiency.  Use the resource Iron in Vegetarian […]

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Spicy Kale Slaw

A deceivingly spicy salad that made our eyes water. Now is the time to try new recipes to spice up your meal routine.

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Pinto bean salad

Summertime is Bean Time

Beans can make up a good part of a vegetarian’s diet yet now that it’s summer, we often forget about them. Typically we allocate beans as the protein in soups, chili and creamy, hardy dips, and lose sight of how delicious they are chilled in hot weather dishes.

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Do vegan children get enough iron?

Discover how vegetarians can find adequate iron in plant foods and how vitamin C enhances the body’s absorption.

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