10 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

10 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day.

10 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and my kids couldn’t be more excited. Last year a little Leprechaun snuck into our house and turned our toiled water green! They are still talking about that little adventure and wondering what tricks will be pulled this year. I know traditional St. Patrick’s Day food is Irish, but there’s no way I’m making corned beef and cabbage. I don’t like corned beef (long story) and I doubt it would be very high on the family’s list of gotta have foods either. So instead of traditional I thought I would make a green meal. The more I got to thinking about it, the harder it sounded.

I don’t love food dyes and I rarely use them for more than dying toilet water, making play-dough, and for sugar cookie icing at Christmas. If I can avoid adding dye to our diet I will. As I searched for naturally green foods I found I had quite the list when I was done, so why not share with you.

Whether you have a dislike of food dyes or not, these recipes look amazing and would be fun to try. It seems like spinach, avocado, and pistachios are a common theme here – more power to the power foods!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy this list of 10 naturally green foods!

10 naturally green foods

Strawberry Kiwi Tartlets from Love and Olive Oil
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Apple Pie Spinach Smoothie from Wholefully
apple pie smoothie

Spinach Ice Cream from Around My Family Table
spinach ice cream

Avocado Deviled Eggs from This Mama Cooks!
AvocadoDeviledEggs_thumb, avocado egg recipe

Avocado Mac-and-Cheese from Two Peas and their Pod
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Whole Wheat Spinach Bread from Bless this Mess
spinach bread

Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce from Very Culinary
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Fresh Mint Ice Cream from Bless this Mess
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Pistachio Pudding from Eat Your Heart Out
Pistachio pudding

Spinach Hummus from Fannetastic Food
spinach hummus

Easter Bunny Salad from Bless this Mess
Bunny Salad1

And wouldn’t something rainbow be perfect too?! I think this rainbow sherbet punch would be so fun!

Mmmm. See I told you it was a good list! Now off to the store to pick up more spinach.

Thanks for reading.

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Barbara Schieving

It makes me want to eat more green!

Anne @The Cooking Campaign

You had me at Avocado! Those Deviled Avocado Eggs look soo good right now.

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Thanks for linking! What a great round-up 🙂

Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

ooo the Strawberry Kiwi Tartlets and the Whole Wheat Spinach bread looks wonderful!

Wendy @ AMFT

What a great round up of green foods for St. Patrick’s Day! This is perfect for us since we are mostly dye free!

memily34

I’m not a fan of corned beef either (shameful to my Irish roots) but mmm what about Shepard’s Pie? Delish and SO IRISH:)

Gina at Willow Day

Melissa, it’s been too long since I’ve stopped by and I have to say it’s looking beautiful! It’s was ironic because I saw your name on a natural post I did one year ago and thought of you — I love the natural green idea! Keep up the great work. I see lots and lots I need to peruse and catch up on — paper dolls! Favorites! I hope all is very well with you.

Anne Mauney, MPH, RD (@fANNEtasticfood)

Lots of great recipes in there – thanks for the link love!

Lachelle
Lachelle

Basil… also very green. Love me some fresh pesto. Fun green ideas though!

Maria

Yay for green!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.