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With one-third of Americans likely to choose vegetarian options, it makes sense to menu satisfying meatless offerings, such as this Brussels Sprouts Fett'unta from Nico Osteria in Chicago.

Trendinista: Ranks of part-time vegetarians remain high

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About one third, or 36 percent, of American consumers eat at least one vegetarian meal per week, indicating “hefty” demand for meat-free meal options but also marking a decline compared with 2012, according to a recent survey by the Vegetarian Resource Group, or VRG.

In a national Harris Poll of about 2,000 adults conducted earlier this year and commissioned by the Baltimore-based resource group, VRG found that 3.4 percent of respondents said they never eat meat, fish or poultry

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