What would life be without a little luck of the Irish? It's St. Patrick's Day, and in honor, we've got some healthy-themed food to honor Irish heritage. Take your pick from the options below and let's celebrate the luck o' the Irish!
Celebrate the Luck of the Irish With These Healthy Snacks
Irish Food for St. Patrick's Day
Oh, all the luscious greens! I'm not talking about the plants around my homestead. I'm talking about all the green delicious food you can have for St. Patrick's Day.
We always celebrate St. Paddy's day with Irish food, but this year I wanted to make it not just Irish, but healthy as well. Here are some healthy recipes for you to enjoy this holiday.
1. Colcannon Irish Potatoes
Grab some potatoes and make this your next favorite St. Patrick's dish. It's also a great recipe to incorporate greens into your meals and holiday feast any time of the year.
2. Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew Pot Pie
While you're busy making your other dishes, let your slow cooker do the magic on this beef stew pot pie. It's filling and comforting at the same time.
3. Paleo Slow-Cooker Irish Stew
Before you make your stew into a pot pie, try making this stew recipe first. This is what your plate should look likes, especially on colder nights.
4. Alkalizing Green Soup
Detox your body with this green and healthy soup. It will only take 15 minutes! It's easy to whip up and packed with nutrients our body needs.
5. Alton's Overnight Oatmeal
Can you imagine waking up to this warm and delicious overnight oatmeal on St. Patty's Day morning? I sure can! It's a great way to start the day!
6. Twice-Baked Potatoes Colcannon
This is absolute goodness! You can't go wrong with potatoes baked twice to perfection. It's a satisfying recipe loaded with bacon bits and cheese.
7. Gluten-Free Irish Fritters
Is it your first time trying a gluten-free recipe? Well, this is something you can experiment on. It's perfect for breakfast and for snacks. These Irish fritters will leave you satisfied with their savory taste.
8. Garlic-Infused Irish Champ
A simple dish that's really a champ. If you love everything garlic, then this simple and healthy recipe infused with garlic is what you need! It's surefire a crowd favorite!
9. Rainbow Fruit Platter
You don't even have to cook anything. Just slice, plate, and done! Adult and kids alike will enjoy a colorful platter full of juicy and sweet fruit slices.
10. St. Patrick's Day Fruit Skewers
Find all fruits that are green and slide them into wooden skewers. You can also add a little green decor to make it more celebratory.
11. Gluten-Free Pesto & Goat Cheese Crostini
A winner appetizer that will leave your guests craving for more. It's easy and quick to put together and loaded with all the goodness from the pesto. It's also gluten-free so won't worried about going back and forth for another batch.
12. Kale Hummus Cucumber Bites
I'm sure you'll never look at a cucumber the same way again after tasting this. This recipe is also fun to make and a great way to make the kids involved in the kitchen.
13. Organic Garden Green Smoothie
Forget the booze this year and start sipping on the healthy greens you grew yourself in your garden. Nothing screams green and healthy than this delicious smoothie.
Bonus: Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage
It doesn't get more classic and St. Paddy than this Irish corned beef and cabbage. Feast like an Irishman with an authentic recipe.
Watch this video by Meredith Foster for more St. Patrick's Day dessert recipes:
Try any of these healthy green snacks from the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day! These recipes are not just easy to prepare, entertaining, and delicious but they can also be a great source of energy and nutrients.
Which of these healthy St. Patrick's Day recipes are you planning to try? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 4, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.