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Fun, Healthy Recipes to Enjoy on St. Patty’s Day

By Lisa Leslie

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Everyone’s Irish today, right?! Even if you don’t have a drop of Irish in your blood, this holiday is always a fun one to celebrate just because. One of the best things about any holiday is, of course, the food. Because, what would a celebration be without the “eat, drink and be merry” part? 

If you’re searching for a list of healthy, but also fun and delicious recipes to help you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year, we’ve pulled a few together that we think you’ll love. 


Shamrock Shake Smoothie

What would St. Patty’s Day be without the Shamrock Shake? Here’s a healthy spin on the classic Shamrock Shake, filled with nutritious veggies, packed with antioxidants, and of course, green for celebratory purposes. 

You can easily swap out the milk for a non-dairy version if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant. And of course, you can always add some green powder for an even bigger boost. Oh, and the minty fresh after taste will have you wanting to make this even after we’re done celebrating St. Patrick. 


Green Tea Yogurt

If you want to keep everything green today, we suggest starting the day off with some green tea yogurt. What’s fun about this recipe? There are only 3 ingredients, and it’s an easy, healthy way to get an energy boost any day of the year.


Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail

This non-alcoholic refreshment is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, with just a few simple ingredients that’ll leave you feeling hydrated and festive at the same time. It’s a super-fun Saint Patrick’s Day beverage the kids can enjoy too.


Leprechaun Hats

If you want to make a simple, but adorable and fun snack for everyone in your home, these little leprechaun bites are just the thing. With just a few, healthy ingredients, these bite-sized snacks are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Happy St. Patty’s Day snacking.


St. Patrick’s Day Party Appetizer 

Who isn’t looking for the end of the rainbow on St. Patty’s Day? Well, this iconic St. Patrick’s Day party platter will help you find it. If you want to make this recipe even healthier, try one of these 7 delicious healthy dips and enjoy your veggies with one of these fun dips. 


Healthier Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage + Veggies

Who doesn’t love the traditional Irish meal—corned beef and cabbage? If you want to make this classic Saint Patrick’s Day dinner recipe just a little healthier and lower in sodium (without losing out on taste) this version checks off all the boxes. This recipe calls for clarified butter or ghee instead of butter. 


St. Patrick’s Day Fruit Salad

Fruit salad makes a great snack, appetizer, or even dessert. This version uses every type of green fruit you can imagine, making it the perfect fruit platter for your St. Patty’s day celebration. 


Vegan Spinach Pancakes

Get your greens and your party on this Saint Patrick’s Day with this fun, delicious, and healthy version of the traditional pancake. Sweeten it slightly for a savory breakfast taste, or keep it unsweetened and use the pancakes to make a festive sandwich, instead. It’s up to you.

Ok, so who’s getting this party started, STAT? Eat, drink, and be merry!

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