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.


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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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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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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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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