The St. Patty’s Day Green Menu Recap

It’s the morning after St. Patty’s Day, and the wreckage in the kitchen looks like we partied hard!  Dishes are stacked in the sink and zucchini noodles are caked onto the floor.  We made our way through 8 green recipes (see our last post to get those recipes) for a healthy celebration of March 17th.  Here’s how they turned out:

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It was so much fun, we’d like to declare this an international holiday to celebrate every year!  But, what should we call it?  International Green Eating Day?  March 17th’s Celebration of Green Vegetables?  Please share your ideas with us!

-LE

A new way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

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!

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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:

Breakfast

Coconut Lime Green Smoothie

Lunch

Pea and Rocket Soup

Brussels Sprout Salad

Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Snack

Kale Chips

Dinner

Zoodles with pesto sauce

Green Apple Fennel Salad

And, the finale…Grasshopper Pie!

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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.

-LE