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.


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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warm biscuits

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 can vegetarians get enough Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient. Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency may include: Fatigue Tingling Feeling of pins and needles Decline in brain function often manifested in speech and memory impairment, Inability to maintain balance Disorientation Reckless behavior Agitatation Discover the how to make sure everyone in your family receives adequate vitamin B12 when […]

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Vegetarian Myth Busters

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

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