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14 Veggie-Rich Recipes

Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, in which she embraces the fresh food movement, we organized a picnic full of veggie-rich recipes for her and local schoolkids. The result? They ate it up. Get your own taste of the new way of American eating.


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    • Fish Tacos with Melon Salsa

      Lightly spiced fish tacos are topped with a mild salsa starring fresh melon, cucumber, sweet pepper, corn, red onions, and cilantro.

    • Garden Spaghetti

      You can serve this whole wheat pasta toss of broccoli, corn, carrots, tomatoes, and herbs hot or cold.

    • I Made It Myself Pizza

      Let kids build pizzas to their liking with different sauces and toppers. See our recipe for fun combos.

    • Mini Turkey Meatballs

      Applesauce makes these healthy, veggie-filled meatballs extra moist. Make them with sweet potatoes or carrots and ground turkey or beef.

    • Easy Fruit Pocket Pies

      Cinnamon-spiced blueberries and apples make a luscious pie filling. Use fresh whole grain bread for the crust -- the moistness of fresh bread works to seal in the fruit.

    • Garden Veggie Subs

      Stack fresh veggies -- tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, radishes, and greens -- on a whole wheat hot dog bun for easy toting. Fresh herb dressing and a yogurt-based veggie spread add flavor without lots of fat or calories.

    • Chopped Green Salad

      Chopped green veggies -- greens, cucumbers, broccoli, green beans, and edamame -- served in small containers make a super kid-friendly salad. Grapes add sweetness and homemade herb dressing adds a tangy twist.

    • Carrot Lemonade

      Packed with vitamins A and C, this is a great summertime drink to have on hand. The carrots lend sweetness to the lemonade, so no need to add sugar.

    • Fresh Tomato Sauce

      This healthier, richer-tasting sauce is so simple you can make it in the microwave. Try it on pasta or pizza.

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      Creamy Garden Spread

      Using Greek yogurt as a base makes this spread rich and creamy without all the calories and fat of cream cheese. It's filled with grated carrot, lemon peel, parsley, and feta cheese.

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      Smashed Apples

      These cooked apples make a delicious filling for fruit pies or topping for pancakes.

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      Baby Tomato Ketchup

      Roasted tomatoes give this flavorful homemade ketchup a touch of sweetness.

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      Fresh Herb Dressing

      This tangy dressing is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients -- orange juice, olive oil, cider vinegar, three different fresh herbs, and a pinch of pepper.

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      Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

      The easy bread-crumb coating adds delicious crispy flavor to sweet potato fries without frying. Both sweet potatoes and carrots are high in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber; either veggie works well for this recipe.

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      Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

      Looking for a healthy snack or easy breakfast? Break out your blender and enjoy a nutrition-packed vegetable smoothie (including plenty of green smoothie options). Each of these smoothie recipes includes a delicious mix of vegetables and fruit to add sweetness, so even the vegetable-averse will have no problem eating their veggies. Spinach smoothies, kale smoothies, smoothies with avocado, they're all here!
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