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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Selecting nutritious snacks to enjoy throughout the day is a key component of any healthy diet — including vegetarian diets.

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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Water kefir is a beverage favored for both its fizzy flavor and impressive health benefits.

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By Mark R. O'Brian

People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would diminish our carbon footprint, decrease agricultural land usage, eliminate health risks associated with red meat and alleviate ethical concerns over animal welfare. For many of us, the major hurdle to executing this plan is that meat tastes good. Really good. By contrast, a veggie burger tastes like, well, a veggie burger. It does not satisfy the craving because it does not look, smell or taste like beef. It does not bleed like beef.

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By Adda Bjarnadottir, MS

Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum) — also known as common flax or linseeds — are small oil seeds that originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago.

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Burger King is helping to bring meatless meat into the mainstream.

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For students in the United States' largest school district, "Meatloaf Monday" in the cafeteria will soon be a thing of the past.

Instead, New York City public schools will be adopting "Meatless Mondays" for the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to improve public health and reduce the city's environmental footprint, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week.

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By Alena Kharlamenko

Tofu is a staple in vegetarian and vegan diets.

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By Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Hemp milk is a popular plant-based alternative to cow's milk.

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By Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Cashew milk is a popular nondairy beverage made from whole cashews and water.

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By Melissa Groves, RD

There are many reasons for wanting to incorporate meat substitutes into your diet, even if you're not following a vegan or vegetarian diet.

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By Dan Nosowitz

Nebraska is the country's second-leading producer of beef, and is in the top ten of pork producers.

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