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.


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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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 The usual flour based crust has now been replaced by polenta.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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