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Vegetables and Veggie Snacks You'll Love

Are you and the kids not getting your daily servings of veggies? We found super-healthy produce snacks and unusual new vegetables that'll have the whole family asking for seconds.

By Regina Ragone

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Susy Pilgrin Waters
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I probably don't need to tell you how important it is to eat your vegetables: low in calories, loaded with vitamins and fiber, they're the diet equivalent of a slam dunk. People who consume lots of fruits and veggies reduce their risk for chronic diseases, such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and even some types of cancer. They also tend to be slimmer. So why, then, do only 8 percent of kids meet their RDA for vegetables and only 26 percent of the nation's adults dine on veggies three or more times a day? Taste, availability, and just lack of making it a habit. Start with the following strategies.

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