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.


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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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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