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.


Vegan Beet Gyro

Gyros make the perfect grab and go lunch that can incorporate a lot of the harvest in a little package. This cold variety substitutes beef with cooked, thinly sliced beets and is complimented with a tangy tomato and cucumber Tzatziki sauce.

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Early Summer; Garlic Scapes

One of the delights of visiting your local farmers market is to observe the march of produce across the months, throughout the year. Each season provides an opportunity to discover extraordinary varieties of ordinary fare. Garlic scapes, with their wildly twisted shapes are a perfect, early summer example of this.

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Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Summer is a great time to raid the garden for fresh herbs and vegetables. Roasting the vegetables helps to produce a rich, savory flavor. This is the perfect side dish for any summer meal.

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Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day — Vegetarian Style

While non-vegetarians feast on corned beef and cabbage this Saint Patrick’s Day, why not have your own celebration with this dish — Mock Meat and Potato Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

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Chocolate Goji Berry Truffles

These no-bake truffles are a simple, sweet and delicious treat for Valentine’s Day. The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets a fruity update with high-antioxidant goji berries.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins

Why give your sweetheart a box full of high-Calorie treats, when you could surprise him/her with this healthy breakfast treat?

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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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Spiced Chai Latte

Chai latte is a wonderful blend of Chai with extra milk. You can make it with milk or soymilk.

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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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Hoppin’ John Soup

It is a tradition in the South that eating Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day will bring a prosperous new year filled with good luck. This recipe combines all of these “good luck” ingredients with the addition of a spicy vegan chorizo to make a soup that is flavorful, healthy, economical, and super easy to make.

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