With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it seems like everything is green! From food to decorations, the stores are packed with cookies, cupcakes, and lots of green glitter. Instead of the traditional corned beef and cabbage or a heavy stout stew, we are sharing some healthy green foods for this festive holiday.
We’ve seen everything from green beer to green eggs. Instead of using dyes to make everything green this St. Patrick’s Day, how about serving naturally green foods like these Garden Vegetable Steak Lettuce Wraps? You can serve dishes made with spinach, kale, and pesto like this Chicken and Pesto Skillet Dinner or even broccoli in this Lighter Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad to dress your table with green for this fun holiday. Here are a few more of our favorite healthy green foods for St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Asian Beef Stir Fry Recipe with Green Beans
This Asian Beef Stir Fry Recipe with Green Beans is packed full of crunchy green vegetables like green beans, peppers, and green onions wrapped up in an easy, family friendly meal. It’s a kid friendly recipe that your family will ask for repeatedly!
2. Green Apple Smoothie
Green Apple Smoothie is one of those power packed healthy green foods that has just a few ingredients and whips up (literally) in no time. It’s a recipe you will make time and time again.
3. Fresh Pea Soup and Grilled Cheese Supreme
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. This Fresh Pea Soup and Grilled Cheese Supreme is packed with vibrant pea flavors in the soup served with hearty turkey, cheese, and roasted red peppers in the sandwich.
4. Stove Top Spinach Macaroni and Cheese
Sometimes you have to combine healthy green vegetables with something a little more kid friendly. This Stove Top Spinach Macaroni and Cheese does just that! It combines kid friendly macaroni and cheese with healthy spinach for a great family meal.
5. Greens & Eggs & Ham
We DO like Greens & Eggs & Ham, Sam I am! This recipe is another fun way to get your kids to eat their vegetables. It’s conveniently made on a sheet pan to easily serve a crowd!
6. Crustless Greek Spinach Pie
Another great recipe to serve a crowd is this Crustless Greek Spinach Pie. It’s packed with lots of healthy green ingredients like spinach, dill, and scallions.
7. Greek Shrimp and Spinach Pasta
Healthy green foods, like this Greek Shrimp and Spinach Pasta, can pack plenty of delicious flavor. This recipe is made with tender shrimp, sharp feta, and tasty spinach. An added bonus is that it can be on the table in under 30 minutes.
8. Greek Style Cauliflower Rice Salad
If you’re new to cauliflower rice, then this recipe is a great way to try it. Greek Style Cauliflower Rice Salad has arugula, parsley, and green onions. It’s a perfect recipe for a party or a pot luck dinner.
9. Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Recipe
This Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Recipe not only feeds a crowd, but is packed with the greens of your choice (spinach, kale, chard, etc) combined with salty and delicious Parmesan cheese. You will love these mushrooms even more when we tell you they can be made ahead of time!
10. Black Tea Infused Spinach Smoothie
Healthy green foods like this smoothie from Mid-Life Croissant are great for breakfast, a snack, or just an afternoon boost of energy. Black Tea Infused Spinach Smoothie has spinach, mango, and smooth black tea adding antioxidants and a stress relieving boost to your smoothie.
11. Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana
We love the flavors in this delicious smoothie from Life Tastes Good. Her Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana is packed with potassium rich bananas and protein packed peanut butter along with some healthy greens for an great energy boost.
12. Pineapple and Black Bean Guacamole
13. Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
14. Greek Style Zucchini Ribbon Salad
15. Gambian Spinach with Peanut Sauce
16. Matcha Green Tea Coconut Mochi
Wild Wild Whisk agrees with us about having a little something sweet to make you feel good! Her Matcha Green Tea Coconut Mochi are sweet little bites made with coconut milk. They are also gluten free!
17. Spinach Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting
These Spinach Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting are MUST MAKE cupcakes for your St. Patrick’s Day party! Renee’s Kitchen Adventures was sneaky with some healthy spinach with her moist and deliciously rich cupcakes.