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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Step-by-Step Tips on Becoming 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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peach-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. So kick back, relax, and enjoy this cool and healthy summer beverage. Ingredients: 2 cups skinned, diced peaches (2-3 medium peaches) […]

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Mock Tuna Shell Salad

Mock Tuna Shell Salad

This refreshing, summer salad has slight hints of the sea without any fishy ingredients. Onion and celery lend a crunch to this otherwise soft salad. For best flavor, allow the salad to refrigerate overnight. For extra crunch, serve on a bed of mixed salad.

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calico bean slider

Calico Bean Slider Burgers

Looking for lighter food fare. Bite into these savory little slider burgers make a perfect mouthful. Dress them up with your favorite toppings.

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Artichoke

Appetizing Artichokes

Artichokes are an edible, Mediterranean vegetable that make a great appetizer for two or three people. Half of a medium globe by itself is equivalent to ¼ cup vegetables and 30 Calories.

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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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