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.


Banana Split Waffles

Banana Split Waffles

Create a special, healthy treat fit for just two or the whole family with this spin on an old soda fountain favorite.

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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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holiday superfoods

Seven Vegetarian Holiday Superfoods for the Gut

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

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Getting Through the Holidays as a Vegetarian or Vegan

The holidays are filled with family, celebrations and lots of food. Delicious meals and traditional dishes are an important part of cultural heritage and customs. So how does a choice to eat vegetarian or vegan fit into holidays centered around animal-based foods?

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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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black bean salsa

Festive Dips for All Occasions

December is a time of celebration for many people around the world. However, it is often hard to find a healthy dish to bring when you need it.

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Mashed Parsnips with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

Mashed Parsnips with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

Holiday cooking lends to creative presentation. This dish, utilizing white parsnip instead of potatoes, looks and tastes great as a savory and sweet, vegetable “sundae.”

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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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Crispy Green Chips

Looking to add more green vegetables to your meals? Need something to munch on during the day without adding a lot of calories to your diet? This crunchy recipe is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C and provides a crunchy bite of leafy green vegetables.

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Lemony Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Often this vegetable is the star at holiday celebrations, but sweet potatoes make a wonderful addition to lunch or dinner throughout the year.

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