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Make the Perfect Vegetarian Holiday Meal

Make the Perfect Vegetarian Holiday Meal
With all of the different meats being served during the holiday season, vegetarians can feel inferior or left out.

If you are planning your vegetarian holiday meal, there is no need to dwell on what meaty bird is not on the table. Instead focus on the delicious vegetarian alternatives, such as appetizers, sides, salads, main courses and desserts... all of which can outshine even the most traditional meat items.

Registered dietitian and chef, Natalia Hancock, shares the ultimate vegetarian guide for your holiday meals.
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Natalia Hancock, RD
Natalia HancockNatalia Hancock is a registered dietitian and chef who creates healthy, delicious and seasonally-inspired meals through the combination of her culinary expertise and clinical knowledge of nutrition.

She currently serves as Senior Culinary Nutritionist for SPE Certified, where she continues to practice SPE's healthy, delicious balance with a larger audience through its certification and consulting programs.

Natalia recognized her passion for food early on and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales University in 1999. Upon graduation, she was offered the opportunity to continue in the Culinary Nutrition program and graduated in the first class with a BS in 2001.

Through numerous positions in the areas of culinary arts and nutrition, Natalia has extensive experience in hospitals, restaurants, along with recipe development and analysis.

In 2003, Natalia completed NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's dietetic internship program where she gained invaluable experience across a wide range of clinical settings. In the evenings, she maintained her culinary skills cooking for private clients with specific nutritional needs.