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Most vegetarians go back to eating meat—so should you even bother?

Are you a vegetarian, former vegetarian, or VIP (Vegetarian-In-Progress)? And does it really matter? Check out our thoughts on a new study that finds most vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat. 

[#LinkLove!] Don't stuff yourself on stuffing! Eight veg-friendly, protein-rich Thanksgiving dishes

So. Thanksgiving is coming. You’re not eating turkey. But what are you going to have? Sure, you can build a meat-free meal of stuffing, yams, and string beans. But there’s something about overloading on sides that can make you feel kind of empty. We've compiled a round up of protein-rich dishes that will keep you satisfied and be a welcome addition at any holiday table. 

[recipe!] Pumpkin Bread Pancakes (that just happen to be vegan and gluten free)

It always feels like a bit of a cruel joke that my birthday falls out around (and sometimes on) Thanksgiving. I mean, is there any holiday that is more meat-centric? But rather than feel sorry for myself, I get cooking. Thanksgiving dinner may not be MY meal, but these pumpkin bread pancakes—a delicious, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free way celebrate fall—totally are. I'd rather celebrate all month long than at one meal, anyway!

 Nutrient to Know: Vitamin B12

So important for vegetarian teens...so little time in the spotlight! As we like to say here at The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian, protein is like the most popular girl in school—it gets a whole lot of attention it probably doesn’t deserve. Vitamin B12, however, is that under-the-radar student who's much more interesting and important than she'll ever let on. Read on to find out why this vitamin is so crucial for vegetarian teenagers.  

[#LinkLove!] This Week in Veggies

We were so busy with work (deadlines!), fun (National Kale Day!), and interviews (we chatted about vegetarian teenagers, secret smoothie ingredients, hemp seeds showing up on drug tests with Samantha Heller on her awesome Sirius XM Doctor Radio Nutrition and Fitness show!) that we totally forgot to post this on Friday. Without any further ado, all the vegetarian-related news, recipes, and tips you’ve been craving.

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