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St. Patrick's Day Recipe Tips

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St. Patrick's Day Recipe Tips by Coco Peate

Happy St. Patricks' Day!

St. Patrick's Day FoodsI love that you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, that’s for sure! It’s a great holiday for fun and games.  It's one of those days that everyone can enjoy and be a little green!

I've been thinking about healthy snack and recipe ideas for celebrating this holiday with your family, check them out below.

Tip 1: Start with Green-Colored Ingredients

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumber
  • Green Apples
  • Green Beans
  • Green Chiles
  • Green Grapes
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwis
  • Peas
  • Spinach Pasta
  • Spinach Tortillas
  • Zucchini

Tip 2:  Plan a green meal. Just add a dab of green food coloring to some your favorite soft-textured foods.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Cake Frosting (white/light colored)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Deviled Eggs (add green dye to yolk mixture)
  • Low Fat Vanilla Pudding
  • Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • Mac & Cheese (with a white cheddar sauce)
  • Milk
  • Vanilla or Banana Milkshakes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Pasta Salad
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Potato Salad
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sour Cream (for garnishes)
  • White Gravy
  • Whipped Cream (low fat)

Green SmoothieTip 3:  Serve Green-Colored Recipes/Foods

  • Guacamole
  • Leafy Salads
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Spinach Ravioli (with a cheese sauce)
  • Spinach Dip (with green veggies)
  • Spinach Soup
  • Spinach Tortillas (as wraps)
  • Green Fruit Pops
  • Green Colored Smoothies or Shakes. This site has some great ideas.
  • Whip up a batch of sugar cookies, adding a couple of drops of green food coloring to the dough.  Try substituting 1/2 of the white flour with wheat flour.
  • For a healthier alternative to corned beef and cabbage, try these two recipes at Healthyrecipeoftheweek.com and www.dailyspark.com.
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