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.


Eggplant

Eggplant Hummus

While strolling down the aisles of the farmer’s market lately I was surprised by the variety of eggplant that I could find. If you love eggplant dips, give this recipe a try.

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Strawberry Kiwi Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Spring is in the air. Celebrate spring with this sweet, fruity salad topped with tangy, balsamic dressing and crunchy almond slivers.

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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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Salad

Beet Winter Blues Away With Salad

Celebrate the end of winter by combining these winter and spring fruits and vegetables into a crunchy salad.

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Mock Meat and Potato Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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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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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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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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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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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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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