For me, St. Patrick’s Day was always about parades of kilted men blasting “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes, green beer, and McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. I have a proposal for a new way for us to observe the 17th of March in a celebration of something else that is green – vegetables!
We can all agree that eating more vegetables is beneficial. In this article I posted on our Facebook page earlier this week, Dr. Mark Hyman states, “With the greater emphasis on vegetables we’re more apt to actually meet our nutritional needs and prevent illness and inflammation.” For most people, adding more vegetables to their diet is a big drag. But, it doesn’t have to be. If you make it creative and a celebration, it can be fun!
This year for St. Patty’s Day, I’ve planned a menu for the entire day of entirely green fare. From breakfast to dinner’s dessert, everything will be green!
Here is the menu with recipe links:
Coconut Lime Green Smoothie
Pea and Rocket Soup
Brussels Sprout Salad
Matcha Green Tea Cookies
Zoodles with pesto sauce
Green Apple Fennel Salad
And, the finale…Grasshopper Pie!
I invite you to join me in celebrating all the goodness of green vegetables! You can join me in making these recipes next Tuesday! I tend to stick to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to control my Crohn’s Disease, so if you are following other restrictions, please share your recipe creativity with us!
I’ll post an update after St. Patrick’s Day, but you can follow the day as it progresses on Facebook and Instagram.
Until then, we leave you with this Irish blessing:
For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.