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.


Breakfast on the Go

Research shows that breakfast helps children learn, but who has time to eat a healthy meal before heading out the door? Discover these tips for a quick breakfast every day.

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Asparagus and Grape Stuffed Vegan Omelet

Create a vegan omelet which is enough to satisfy one or two people. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie

Looking for a cool, “green” way to end your meal? Try Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie! This recipe is a refreshingly sweet dessert that melts in your mouth.

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Polenta Pizza

Pizza night has taken a new twist at my home. The usual flour based crust has now been replaced by polenta. Instead of the pizza stone we now use our trusty cast iron skillet. Pizza night will never be the same again.

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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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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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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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black bean salsa

Festive Dips for All Occasions

December is a time of celebration for many people around the world. However, it is often hard to find a healthy dish to bring when you need it.

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Mashed Parsnips with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

Mashed Parsnips with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

Holiday cooking lends to creative presentation. This dish, utilizing white parsnip instead of potatoes, looks and tastes great as a savory and sweet, vegetable “sundae.”

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