Are you looking for great green foods for St Patrick’s Day? Embrace the day by getting creative with the kids in the kitchen. Our selection of green food caters to both sweet and savoury fans, ranging from healthy recipes to delightfully indulgent treats.
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The kids will get such a kick out of these green foods and it allows you to make the most of St Patrick’s Day at home.
From spinach pancakes to green velvet cake and even minty mojitos, there’s so much to try!
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Savoury Green Foods for St Patrick’s Day
Great Green Pancakes
These great green pancakes from Super Healthy Kids are just so pretty! They almost look too good to eat. The recipe uses fresh and real ingredients without any dyes. Their green colour comes from the spinach making this a healthy breakfast or lunch option.
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The greens in this zucchini frittata from Taste is beautiful. The colour comes from a range of fresh vegetables such as kale, peas and herbs. Topped with ricotta, this is a delightful lunch that is perfect for Paddy’s Day.
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Roasted Garlic and Pea Soup
If Patrick’s Day looks like it’s going to be a wet or windy day, make sure you buy the ingredients for this wholesome roasted garlic and pea soup. The soup is the ultimate comfort food. Roast the garlic the night before, so you can have it pot to plate in 20 minutes on the day.
Thai Green Curry
You can keep the green theme going throughout the day with our Thai green curry recipe. This curry is a gentle way of introducing your kids to the warmth and flavour of spices without any intense heat. It’s a dinner the whole family will enjoy for the festivities.
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Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta
Also known in our house as Incredible Hulk pasta, this great pesto pasta recipe is green and proud!
Frozen peas and spinach are always in my freezer, but I often also have leftover steamed broccoli that can be chopped up and added in. It’s a whatever-goes type of dish, so use up whatever’s left in your fridge. You could even make your own vegan pesto – it’s delicious!
This delicious version of a classic guacamole recipe is sure to be on constant repeat in your house – it’s so fresh and versatile that we’ve been having it with everything from a cooked breakfast to wraps for lunch or alongside fajitas for dinner!
Easy Green Pea Fritters
These delicious green pea fritters from How to Make Dinner make a great snack, side dish, brunch item, or lunch, and they’re just an all around wonderful little way to turn some frozen veg into something really special!
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Healthy Green Foods for St Patrick’s Day
Healthy Shamrock Shake
Bring the fun to St Patrick’s Day with this healthy shamrock shake. This World of Vegan recipe only requires three ingredients and it is, of course, vegan friendly. It’s a great way to get spinach into your kids without them even knowing. You can kick off the day with this quick and easy shake.
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Chunky Avocado Toast
Who doesn’t love avocado toast? It’s so tasty and full of flavour. Instead of mashing the avocado into the toast, why not leave it chunky and garnish with some cracked black pepper and sea salt? To really add a kick, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top.
You also can pick up some orange tomatoes at your local supermarket to really incorporate the Irish flag into your meal.
Green Veggie Omelette
Start off your morning with this green veggie omelette. From avocado to eggs, the recipe from Live Green and Good should see you through to lunch. The omelette requires a little more effort than your average breakfast but it’s well worth it for the taste.
Super Green Smoothie
My daughter rated this super green smoothie 100/10! Little did she know there were dates, spirulina and two cups of spinach hiding in her drink. If you’re looking to get vitamins and minerals into your kids before allowing them to tuck into the junk food, try out this super green smoothie.
Green Fruit Skewers
These would be great for snack time – just layer up lots of green fruits, including kiwi, grapes (making sure to halve or quarter them for younger children), honeydew melon, and apple.
Sweet Spinach Muffins
These kid-approved spinach muffins from Super Healthy Kids are free from refined sugars, 100% whole wheat, and packed with fresh spinach! They freeze well and are ideal for lunchboxes.
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Indulgent Green Foods for St Patrick’s Day
Gorgeously Green Milkshake
Paddy’s Day wouldn’t be Paddy’s Day without the iconic green milkshake making an appearance. We love this simple yet divine mint green milkshake recipe from Tesco Real Food. It only takes five minutes to put together too, making it a fantastic dessert.
Homemade Mint Ice Cream
Make this no-churn mint chocolate chip ice cream in advance of St Patrick’s day. This green food needs to spend six hours in the freezer. However, the reason I love this Like Mother Like Daughter recipe is that you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it and it only takes 10 minutes to prep!
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Green Velvet Cupcakes
Get in the St Patrick’s Day spirit with these rich and fluffy green velvet cupcakes – they’re topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting and finished with a chocolate gold coin!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies from Creations by Kara are a fun and tasty treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
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Green Velvet Cake
Move over red velvet there’s a new colour in town. Try out this green velvet cake for the 17th of March and wow your family. The recipe from Food takes 45 minutes to make and will generously serve 12 people – so there’s plenty if your family wants to go back for seconds.
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
Have you ever had a Shamrock Shake? The well-known seasonal treat is the inspiration for these shamrock shake cupcakes from Crazy for Crust. Get your tastebuds ready for mint cupcakes topped with a vanilla milkshake frosting – yum!
Grand Green Cupcakes
If you’re anything like me, and a disaster when it comes to decorating, then this I Love Cooking recipe is for you. The Paddy’s Day cupcake only takes 20 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to bake. The decor is so simple and easy, that you can’t mess it up!
Minty Green Mojitos
When the kids have finally gone to bed, the celebrations can continue with this adult treat. Make your own fresh minty mojitos from the comfort of your own home with Steve the Bartender. You can even turn your favourite drink into alcohol ice pops.
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Have your say! What gorgeous green foods for St Patrick’s Day are you going to make? How are you celebrating the day? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!