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.


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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Fresh greens while watching the snow

Winter brings a little disappointment due to the lack of local fresh greens and herbs. But, maybe not. You can have a little indoor garden and include the kids in the fun without a lot digging and weeding.

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Mock Glögg

Dress Up Your Holiday Drinks

For many people, New Year’s Eve marks the end of high-Calorie laden holiday season. While many Americans will reach for the nearest diet book, why not reach into your spice cupboard and refrigerator and learn to dress up your drinks without dressing up the Calories?

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Black-eyed Pea Fritters

Black-eyed peas are used as part of the holiday meals during Christmas time. This recipe is delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare and all enjoy the light fluffy taste of the black-eyed peas.

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holiday superfoods

Seven Vegetarian Holiday Superfoods for the Gut

Have you heard that tart cherries are the new superfood? Along with nutmeg, apples, and cranberries, many classic holiday foods have wonderful health properties.

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Broccoli Salad

Bite into this crunchy, creamy salad where broccoli is the star.

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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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Black Bean & Mango Salsa

Looking for a fresh new salsa — check out this perfect football viewing dip filled with black beans, mango, onions, and pepper, or serve as a side dish to your favorite meal.

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