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.


Quick Meal for Busy Families

Busy families can create delicious and healthy last-minute meals with the right staples in the pantry.

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After School Fruity Roll-Ups

Whip these up in the time it takes for the kids to walk from the bus to the kitchen! Kids can enjoy this treat on-the-spot or you can wrap in foil and take them for the road.

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Cookie Dough Nice Cream

Cool off this summer with a vegan “nice cream.” This recipe is a plant-based version of “cookie-dough” ice cream and you will be asking for more after one bite.

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4 Tips to Navigating the 4th

Being a plant-based eater on July 4, a holiday known for animal-based entrees, isn’t always easy. Before putting on your star-spangled gear, check out these holiday tips. 

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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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Peach and Raspberry Slush

Cool off this summer with a refreshing drink of raspberries, peaches and ginger, no sugar added.

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frozen fruit treat

Beat the Heat with a Frozen Fruit Treat

Frozen fruit such as grapes, blueberries, and strawberries make a delicious and nutritious treat during the warm, summer months. They are an excellent replacement to sugary popsicles and the flavor is all natural! Preparation is the key to properly freezing foods. When preparing most whole frozen fruits, use these techniques.

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Grilled Fruit

Grilling Time for Salads

Although many people are familiar with grilling vegetables, grilled fruit can also add a wonderful flavor to any summer supper.

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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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