The extent of my celebrating St. Patrick’s day is wearing a green t-shirt and cooking green food for my children.
I always try to cook healthy food for my children. I have to be sneaky about it though because if children suspect nutrients they automatically reject them.
Many people avoid food colorings for various health reasons, which could make celebrating St. Patrick’s day tricky, at least in the culinary department.
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Check out this roundup of Blessed Beyond Crazy’s naturally green food!
Green Low-Carb Protein Pancakes
Add cinnamon, fresh fruit, cream cheese, or maple syrup for a green and healthy St. Patrick’s day breakfast! You don’t have to tell anyone these Green Low-Carb Protein Pancakes are healthy.
Pineapple, Mint Cilantro Smoothie
How do you naturally make food green? Add spinach, cilantro, or mint. Or, as in the case of this smoothie, all three! So many yummy green ingredients in this smoothie! Perfect for breakfast or a snack. This green smoothie is so refreshing.
Healthy Chocolate Mint Smoothie
This chocolate mint smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, and banana-free. My kids love this! It tastes just like an Andes Mint Candies!
Easy Cucumber Appetizer
Need a healthy snack? Attending a St. Patrick’s day party? These quick and easy green cucumber appetizers are perfect!
Make-Ahead Healthy Travel Salad
Lunchtime can’t get here quick enough when a Make-Ahead Healthy Travel Salad is waiting for you. Not only is this salad bright and colorful, but it’s also loaded with healthy ingredients and texture galore! Your tastebuds will do a little happy dance with every single bite!
Speaking of Healthy…
No matter what you are cooking up you can sneak spinach into your diet to make it healthier. Check out this post on 10 Sneaky Ways to Add Spinach to Your Diet.
Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
It will be a green surprise! Looks like chicken but when you cut into it the middle is stuffed with green, creamy goodness.
Go Green Salad
Go Green Salad is well… you guessed it… loaded with healthy and naturally green-colored fruits and vegetables. Quick. Easy. Healthy. Delicious. What’s not to love about this fabulous salad?
Quick & Easy Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts are naturally green AND gluten-free! Brussel sprouts make an exceptional side dish and pair well with all kinds of meats. Besides being delicious, these tasty little gems are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Easy Pear Lime Jell-O Salad
Easy Pear Lime Jell-O Salad is cold, creamy, and refreshing. Although it’s officially a salad it could easily be considered a dessert. In addition to that, the green color lends itself well to St. Patrick’s Day.
Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Spinach Stew
Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Spinach Stew comes from my paternal grandmother and is one of my dad’s favorite meals. I don’t know if she created the recipe herself or if it was handed down to her by her mother. Nonetheless, this recipe is uncomplicated, easy to make gluten-free, and absolutely delicious.
Easy Cucumber Onion Salad (Naturally Gluten-Free)
This Easy Cucumber Onion Salad (Naturally Gluten-Free) recipe has been passed down through the generations from my paternal grandmother and is one of my dad’s all-time favorite recipes.
Easy Broccoli Slaw with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
It seems that slaw is one of those things that you either love or hate. For me, it all depends on the recipe and how it’s made. Personally, I don’t like slaw that’s soggy, overly tangy, or too sweet. Now having said that, this Easy Broccoli Slaw with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite slaw recipes. Not only does it provide wonderful nutrition, but it also provides excellent texture, great flavor, and just the right combo of sweet vs tang.
Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake
I find that a Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake satisfies my dessert craving as well as any midday sweet tooth urges. It’s ready in minutes and contains several healthy nutrients. Most importantly, this amazing shake can be made low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free. As a result, no one needs to miss out on delightful goodness.
Creamy Asparagus Shrimp Pasta Skillet (Gluten-Free)
If you are looking for a quick and easy meal that’s ready in just 30-minutes, Creamy Asparagus Shrimp Pasta Skillet certainly fits the bill. Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also satisfyingly scrumptious!
Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Today is a great day to treat yourself to a cold, delicious, and refreshing Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie Smoothie! This smoothie comes together in minutes and is especially delightful on a hot summer day. The recipe yields one serving but you can easily double or triple it if you have family and friends over.
What’s your favorite naturally green food for St. Patrick’s Day?
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