Lucky Eats

Green Foods

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon! Whether you are Irish everyday or act Irish only on March 17th there is no denying that everyone (well, almost everyone) gets into the green spirit this time of the year. Really, green hair, green clothes, green accessories, and anything else that you can make green magically turns green on the 17th! This includes food. So, we Sloanies were thinking what foods would be rather delicious with a scrumptious green St. Patty’s tint? We did a little investigating and while we didn’t find any rainbows with pots of gold near the end, we did discover a few green foodie obsessions we want need to try!

Take a look.

  • Green milkshakes: Mmm...a green vanilla milkshake with a hint of mint. Yes, please!
  • Jello Shots: How yummy…imagine green jello, green sour apple Jolly Rancher candy, and a touch of vodka mixed in a shot glass for a St. Patrick’s Day party.
  • Shamrock Pound Cake: Who doesn’t love a good pound cake? Well, if you make this recipe right, you’ll have lovely little shamrock shapes in the center of this one.
  • Pistachio Pudding Cake: The magic is in the pudding (okay, pudding has had a recent bad rap), but this Taste of Home Pistachio Pudding Cake looks decadent!
  • Spinach Dip:  Spinach dip is indeed green and it’s kind-of healthy. Go for it!
  • Lucky Charms Cupcakes: Lucky Charms (they’re magically delicious) are so Irish, right? Thanks to Betty Crocker we now have a magical and delicious cupcake recipe to prove it!
  • Green Sorbet Punch: This recipe for lemon lime green sorbet punch is not only tasty, but it looks stunning in a glass bowl at the center of your party table.
  • Green Velvet Cake: We have heard of red velvet cake, but green? Oh yes, and it’s mean, green and probably not so lean.
  • Rice Crispy Treat: Basically, this recipe is your traditional rice crispy treat recipe, but with a lot of green food dye. It’s not a bad thing.
  • Healthy Smoothie: We wouldn’t want you to rot your teeth out this holiday so we are tossing in a healthy option. A kale and spinach smoothie. It’s satisfyingly good and green!
  • Corn Beef and Cabbage: Corn beef and cabbage is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day food choice. The Food Network has an excellent recipe you’ll want to try.
  • Sauteed Cabbage: A quick, green, and healthier food option and it is rather satisfying.
  • Green Milk: This is so simple (and great for kids) milk with stirred in green food dye–ta da!

Blimey! There is a whole lot of green going on at our table. Whether you are planning a nice family St. Pat’s meal or a big party at the pub; you can add to the green food with fun paper straws, green napkins, and even freeze green ice cubes to top off your pint o beer. No matter how you decide to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day make it green and make it safe. Cheers, friends!

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