Vegetarian and Special Diets

How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home.

Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.

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    Healthful Vegetarian Meal Ideas

    A healthy vegetarian diet includes a wide variety of foods from all the food groups. Be creative in planning menus and trying new foods. Here are some healthful, vegetarian meal ideas to get you started. Read More

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    Vegetarianism: The Basic Facts

    People who follow a vegetarian diet never, or rarely, eat meat, fish or poultry. Instead, they rely on a variety of plant-based foods for good health and eating enjoyment. Read More

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    Vegetarian Glossary of Terms

    A vegetarian diet can include foods that may be unfamiliar to you. This glossary outlines terms that are a common part of a vegetarian diet. Read More

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    Dining Out for Vegetarians

    Dining out can be a challenging experience for vegans and vegetarians. Keeping a few helpful tips in mind can make dining away from home a more rewarding experience. Read More

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    Vegetarian Sources of Protein

    Rachel Begun, MS, RDN

    Not only is it possible to get enough protein from plant sources, there are other nutrition benefits of eating plant-based foods. Read More

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    Curious about Vegetarianism?

    While there are many reasons people decide to become vegetarian, you'll find that a well-planned vegetarian diet can be healthy and taste great. Read More

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    How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

    Wendy Marcason, RDN, LDN

    Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home. Read More