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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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      Fresh Rhubarb Recipes

      Rhubarb's naturally tart flavor makes it a perfect ingredient for sweet treats. Rhubarb hits its peak season from April to June, which is when we love to use it in our favorite rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake, and strawberry-rhubarb dessert recipes. But don't limit fresh rhubarb to dessert -- it makes a fantastic accompaniment to pork, breads, and even chicken salad.
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