Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patricks Day

by Marla on March 16, 2012 · 29 comments

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Healthy Matcha green tea muffins on FamilyFreshCooking.com

I am one of those odd few who sticks to my healthy eating regime no matter what the holiday or celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days. My eyes indulge in the stunning cupcakes, layer cakes, marshmallows, Guiness Floats, decorated cookies, truffles, candy & everything green!

Folks celebrate this fun lucky holiday with green beer, green bagels and more (yes, my kids eat the green bagels at school.) I go with all natural green from avocados, match tea and veggies.

Come take a look and create some of these quick + delicious recipes if you want to go green au natural!

Healthy Matcha green tea muffins on FamilyFreshCooking.com
What you see here are my Matcha Green Tea Pistachio Muffins. Little blissful gluten free bites with a delicate green tea flavor. Have you ever tried match green tea powder? If not you must.

I even decorated them with little whipped cream shamrocks so you can feel a bit more festive.

Please be kind about some of these older photos. Just dig into the recipes…

Green summer fruit shake with essential vitamins and minerals

My Green Supreme Shake is filled with flavor. It has kiwi, avocado, match green tea (yes again!) and coconut.  This is prefect for pre or post workout snacks and for a creamy dessert treat. Versatile indeed!

These Matcha Green Tea Yogurt Parfaits are fun too. They add a bit of sunny fun and brightness to your day.

St. Patricks Day menu. Holiday food

If you cannot get honeydew yet, bookmark this recipe for Honeydew Sherbet Ice Milk for when you can. A refreshing treat!

My recipe for Bacon Guacamole Salsa has some green in it. A great dip for parties…

Healthy guacamole recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

We have been enjoying this Toasted Walnut Spinach Pesto on everything…

Homemade baby spinach pesto sauce in a glass with long spoon

Especially on squiggly pasta.

Spiral pasta with homemade spinach pesto sauce

How about a protein packed frittata? This is my Baby Peas and Cheese Frittata recipe. A tasty way to welcome spring. Top with a bunch of micro greens, sunflower sprouts or pea shoots.

Like this…

Healthy egg, cheese and pea frittata in a pan

Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles with Edamame is a festive nibble.

Healthy sesame noodles with spaghetti squash in white bowls and chop sticks

Don’t forget to eat your veggies….

Healthy green beans recipe with toasted walnuts and blue cheese

Here is my latest Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts, Quinoa and Blue Cheese recipe. A perfect meatless meal that is great for lunch, brunch, mini meals or a light dinner. Pack it up to go in your lunch box too!

Kale Chips are a fun way to invite healthy green crunch into your day…

For more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration please click over and take a look at my Pinterest board

I’ll be adding pins throughout the day so check back often.

Pinterest board for St. Patricks Day on FamilyFreshCooking.com

"Have a Lucky Day" shamrock graphic on FamilyFreshCooking.com

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