27 green foods for St. Patrick’s day to make the day fun and festive! From breakfast, snacks, desserts, sides, drinks and all kinds of other recipes, this roundup is all you need to make your holiday as fun as can be while keeping it on the healthier side.
I know our Americanized version of St. Patrick’s day is a far cry from traditional religious celebrations that happen in Ireland for the saint, but I can’t help loving this holiday! However far it has strayed from its origins, it’s still fun to celebrate and green is a fabulous color after all.
Corned beef and cabbage? Yes please. Green beer? Load er up. Mini leprechaun hats? Absolutely necessary.
I love a hearty traditional Irish dish like dutch oven corned beef and cabbage or Instant Pot Irish stew. Sometimes though, its fun to just keep it simple and roll with the green! That’s what inspired this list of green foods for St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, since it’s related to the holiday, you can easily sneak some extra veggies in! Your kids won’t be any wiser to it.
You might as well take advantage of the theme and eat healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes instead of just treats. This St. Patrick’s Day recipe round up is filled with healthy green foods that are still delicious. It’s easy to make green food healthy and get away with a little extra spinach than your discerning child would normally tolerate.
From sweet to the savory, I’ve got you covered. I chose to share a spattering of green food ideas from different food types (breakfasts, dinner, snacks salad, drinks, etc.) so just pick whatever is easiest and/or most appealing to you. And the traditional Irish meals are linked at the bottom in case you choose that route. We’ve got your covered.
I hope you enjoy this list of green foods! Go forth and sprinkle some St. Patrick’s Day love on all you know with green foods and a good pinch or two wherever it’s deserved.