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6 Clever New Products Make Eating Veggies Easier

Earthbound Farms Smoothie Kickstarts

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Morning smoothie-sippers, rejoice: Your a.m. routine just got a whole lot easier. These frozen packages contain perfectly portioned medleys of fruits and vegetables—all you have to do is combine with your favorite liquid, yogurt, or other add-ins for a tasty, nutritious shake in a snap. Choose from a mix of organic kale, blueberries, and strawberries, or mangos, peaches, and carrots for a delightful drink every time you power up the blender. ($3.99;

Nutrition score per serving (1/2 package, kale berry): 40 calories, 0g fat, 9g carbs, 1g protein, 3g fiber, 10mg sodium, 5g sugars

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Ruby Rocket’s

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Relive your childhood—with a healthier twist—with Ruby Rocket’s frozen pops, which are free of added sugars, gluten, or dairy. These frozen treats are made with organic fruits and veggies for an icy and delicious dessert that’s available in three flavors: Rock-It Red (strawberries, beets, carrots, bananas, and sweet potato), Orbit Orange (sweet potato, strawberries, bananas, orange, carrots), or our favorite, Galaxy Green, with avocado, kiwi, green apple, bananas, and spinach. ($5.99 for 6;

Nutrition score per serving (1 bar, Rock-It Red flavor): 25 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 7g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fiber, 10mg sodium, 4g sugars

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Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins

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If you have a family of picky eaters, or you’re simply looking for a way to up your own veggie intake, these 100-percent vegetable purées allow you to sneak carrot, butternut squash, or spinach into any recipe, without any blending or extra prep work in the kitchen. Think beyond smoothies—the convenient pouches add an extra veggie boost to just about any meal, from pancakes and brownies to mac and cheese and even burgers. ($14 for 9;

Nutrition score per serving (1/4 cup, butternut squash puree): 25 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 5g carbs, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 0mg sodium, 2g sugars

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Fresh Express Juicing Greens

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Bagged spinach may be old news, but these baby greens take packaged lettuce to a whole new level. The mix is specifically designed for juices and smoothies, thanks to the greens' milder, sweeter taste and high water content. Whether you prefer your greens as fresh-pressed juice or blended in a fruity smoothie, these mixes make it easy. ($3.99;

Nutrition score per serving (3 cups, baby kale and spinach): 30 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 6g carbs, 3g protein, 2g fiber, 50mg sodium

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For a pre-workout boost or a portable snack on hectic days, these tasty fruit strips fit the bill. Each provides a jolt of energy from a combo of dried fruits and veggies (including sweet potatoes, beets, carrot, and spinach) and flavorful spices like cinnamon and ginger. Plus, they contain a third less sugar than the leading fruit leathers. ($1.39;

Nutrition score per serving (1 bar, carrot flavor): 15 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 5g carbs, 0g protein, 1g fiber, 5mg sodium, 2g sugars

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Outshine Fruit and Veggie Bars

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On a sweltering hot day, sometimes nothing but a cold, creamy dessert will satisfy. But if you’re looking for something with more nutritional value than your usual fro-yo, these new twists on popsicles may be the solution for your sweet tooth. With fruit and vegetable blends like tangerine carrot, sweet apple and greens, or blueberry with beets and sweet potato, these bars offer a sweet and satiating indulgence without breaking your calorie bank. ($4.39 for 6;

Nutrition score per serving (1 bar, blueberry medley flavor): 60 calories, 0g fat (0g fat), 15g carbs, 0g protein, 1g fiber, 10mg sodium, 13g sugars

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