Whether you celebrate with a big pot of corned beef & cabbage on Sunday, or you’re planning an green-themed day for Tuesday the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day food can vary from traditional Irish meals to green-tinted beer. Since this holiday is GREEN, it is also super easy to make healthy meals and snacks. Here are a few fun and healthy St. Patrick’s Day ideas!
Green Eggs & Ham (100 Days of Real Food)
There’s no need to add food dye to your eggs when you’ve got easy green options like kale and spinach! Check out this fun recipe for Green Eggs & Ham by 100 Days of Real Food.
Easy Green Smoothie (Frugal Nutrition)
If you’re looking for something a little sweet in the morning, try this mango (or pineapple)-coconut-spinach smoothie from Frugal Nutrition. That’s a big serving of fruits & veggies to start your day right.
St. Patrick’s Day Bell Pepper Frittata (Skinny Taste)
Got a little time to make things extra fancy? We love this idea for a shamrock frittata, using green bell pepper slices as 4-leaf clovers! You can also make shamrock fried eggs by cracking the eggs into the bell pepper slices directly on the frying pan.
Lunch and Dinner
Rainbow Fruit Tray With Pot-O-Gold Yogurt Dip (The Produce Mom)
This is a super fun way to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day theme without too much work (or unhealthy snacks!), and for the parents out there: what a fun afternoon snack for the kiddos! You can pair this rainbow fruit tray with pot of gold yogurt dip, or gold chocolate coins for an extra-special treat.
Green Salad Ideas (Pop Sugar)
From kale and cherries to apples and spinach, check out these recipes for delicious green lunch ideas from Pop Sugar.
Green Fruit Salad (Rozmena)
There are plenty of green fruits to choose from, including green grapes, apples, kiwi, and honeydew melon! Select your favorites and whip up a quick fruit salad for lunch, dinner, or dessert!
Real Food Corned Beef and Cabbage (Against All Grain)
Corned Beef isn’t always the healthiest meat option on the block. Standard grocery stores sell fatty cuts of conventional (not grass-fed) meat, which is occasionally dyed to get that perfect shade of pink. Corned beef is salt-cured (with nitrates), but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy!
Against All Grain’s delicious real food take on this St. Patrick’s Day favorite will have your mouth watering for hours! Just look at that picture.
Roasted Cabbage Steaks (Everyday Maven)
It might seem hard to believe, but roasted cabbage is so unbelievably delicious, especially if you eat it fresh from the oven, while it is still slightly crispy. Dont believe us? Try this recipe!
Irish Colcannon (Mother Earth News)
Give your mashed potatoes an Irish twist! Traditional colcannon adds kale leaves to buttery mashed potatoes, and you can increase the kale-potato ratio as much as you like. Might we also suggest blending in some cauliflower in place of half the potatoes to making it even lighter and healthier?
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread (Well Plated)
Irish Soda bread is about as easy as bread-baking gets! No need to wait for it to rise on the counter for hours, as soda bread gets its leavening power from baking soda and baking powder. Try it!