Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is next week. I always love being festive for holidays but try not to splurge too much or spend too much energy. These healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes are all naturally green and naturally delicious!

There are so many green fruits and vegetables that you can really get inventive or use a standby recipe to stay on theme without much effort.

I’ve included all of my seasonal recipes that contain naturally green produce, including broccoli, kiwis, kale, spinach, fresh herbs, avocados, and more!

I’m in a debate between brussel sprouts and green beans and then soup or pasta for dinner next week. No matter which way I go, however, dinner will be healthy and I can enjoy a festive dessert!

Perfectly Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Appetizers Board - Meat + Cheese Platter w. Naturally Green Foods

St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer Board

Add some spice to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this Irish-themed charcuterie platter. A meat and cheese platter full of traditional foods to celebrate the holiday (without all the work)!

Pea Pasta Sauce

Pea Pesto

I actually have a couple takes on this pea pesto. The first is this pea pesto pasta sauce that’s DELICIOUS and a fun, festive way to have some green for dinner atop your pasta of choice!

The second is this pea pesto green dip that’s wonderfully light and bright (and a fabulous switch up from traditionally heavier winter vegetables).

And not a sauce, but this vegan pea soup is vibrant green, so healthy, delicious, and easily made ahead of time! Can be served as a main dish or a starter.

Both are made with fresh or frozen peas are are two of the best healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes in my opinion!

Kiwi Spritzer

A fun mocktail for everyone, this elegantly green drink is a fun and easy drink option for kids and adults alike!

Other naturally green drink recipes include cucumber juice, cucumber lemonade, and this healthy ginger smoothie!

Spinach Tortilla Quesadillas

These zucchini quesadillas aren’t totally in season, but the idea of using a green, spinach tortilla is a fabulous way to get some green into any meal or dish!

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Grapes

Broccoli Recipes

If you love broccoli (or just have a fair bit on your hands), you’ll also want to try this broccoli potato soup (vegan), this roasted grape and broccoli salad, our go to prosciutto broccoli floret appetizer, this cashew, broccoli pasta (vegan) and our healthy sesame chicken with broccoli.

quinoa butternut squash salad

Squash & Kale Quinoa Salad

This may be my favorite recipe of all time. The flavors blend so wonderful. It’s good warm or cold. And we’ve even experimented with mixing the leftovers into a egg soufflé type dish. It is delicious!!

Other kale recipes include our favorite kale farro salad and this spinach pasta salad.

Pasta and Peas on Rectangle Plate

Peas & Pasta

Hands down my favorite recipe of mine. This is the perfect easy weeknight meal! Add a protein of choice or just enjoy as is – the perfect healthy green recipe for next week and all year!

Asparagus Crostini

This delicious cold asparagus appetizer is a winning recipe to keep on hand year round. The white bean spread, fresh baguette slices, and fresh rosemary merry beautifully in this asparagus crostini for the perfect flavor combination!

Kale + Avocado Egg Toas

Kale + Avocado Egg Toast

Step up your breakfast with this tasty egg toast topped with sauteed kale and mashed avocado. Scramble, poach, or fry your egg and top with a variety of toppings depending on your mood from day to day!

More yummy avocado recipes include this avocado and bean salad (vegan), spicy avocado toast (seriously packed with flavor), and these avocado crackers!

Swiss Chard with Ginger

Swiss Chard with Ginger

The perfect side dish no matter your St. Patrick’s Day entree, this sauteed swiss chard is packed with nutrients and flavor!

Roasted Squash & Parmesan

A long time family favorite and recently recreated as a Mardi Gras side dish, roasted squash is a great, healthy dish for St. Patrick’s day. Use just green squash or do a combination of yellow and green!

Pea Pasta Sauce
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HEALTHY ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES

Get festive for St. Patrick's with seasonal, natural, and healthy recipes. Whole foods and homemade recipes make healthy St. Patrick's Day recipes easy and the most delicious options
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Time Varies by Recipe5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Drink, entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, drinks, entertaining, healthy, salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Luci Petlack

Ingredients

  • broccoli
  • green beans
  • fresh herbs
  • avocado
  • kiwi
  • spinach
  • kale
  • swiss chard

Instructions

  • Click link for each recipe to get specific instructions.
  • Many recipes have make-ahead options. Enjoy naturally green recipes.

Notes

Make one of these recipes? I’d love to see how it turned out.
Tag me @lucismorsels on Instagram and use #LMrecipes, so I can see your creation! xo

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3601IU | Vitamin C: 146mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg

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