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.

Mashed Cauliflower with Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Mashed cauliflower can add a creamy texture to Brussels sprouts.

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Raising Vegetarian Infants

Our Vegetarian Infants Resource provides new parents lists of the foods that provide the best sources of iron, zinc, calcium, Vitamin B12 and other nutrients essential for a growing infant.

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Feeding Healthy Vegan Infants and Children

“Vegan Baby Hospitalized for Severe Malnutrition”, this tragedy is needless and could easily be prevented by following some basic guidelines for infant feeding.

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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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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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Smokin' Ground Tempeh

Smokin’ Ground Tempeh

Looking for a healthy meat substitute that is both easy to prepare and satisfying? Consider trying tempeh, a fermented soybean food that is packed with nutrition. But please don’t let that scare you away! Highly versatile, tempeh can serve as a hearty main ingredient in a wide variety of tasty vegetarian meals. Enjoy this delicious recipe in wraps, or put it on top of your favorite green vegetable or on top of pasta.

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Spicy Kale Slaw

A deceivingly spicy salad that made our eyes water. Now is the time to try new recipes to spice up your meal routine.

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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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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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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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