St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

It started in junior high when I made an inedible Shoo-Fly pie for an 8th grade history project.

Then onto high school when I created a scene from To Kill A Mockingbird on top of a cake (picture Scout’s mended jeans {fashioned from blue sticks of gum} folded over a fence {made of licorice} on a grassy lawn {green colored cocount}).

I have long loved to funnel my creativity into food creation.   I even made a living at it for several years. Admittedly, corporate food industry R&D is a wee bit more complicated than making a book scene atop a cake.

Now I’m a stay-home mom with a little food blog and passion for healthy living and raising a healthy family.  And a wee bit too much time on my hands.

Which means I do things like have themed food for holidays.  Pink and Red foods for Valentine’s Day. Spooky Eats for Halloween.  Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day. Wait, St. Patrick’s Day?  You mean the one coming up next week?  Better get on that….

Here are some scene’s from last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Day-O-Green-Foods:

green applesauce (applesauce + spinach), cucumbers + celery, avocados, quesadillas with spinach + cheese

Green Smoothie – Spinach + Banana + Oranges + Chia Seeds + Water

Green Jelly Bellys

Cheese Bread, Spinach Pasta with Broccoli and Alfredo Sauce, Green Peas, Kiwi and Broccoli

Here are some ideas for naturally green foods for this year:

Key Lime Smoothie – could add some spinach to make it more green

Collard Greens with Namu Shoyu and Pumpkin Seeds

(Raw Vegan) Lime Tarts with Coconut Almond Crust 

Green recipes I’m eyeing (and pinning) from around the blog world:

Naturally Green Cupcakes from this recipe on Itsy Bitsy Foodie – using the green layer

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip from Two Peas & Their Pod

Any foods you have planned for St. Patrick’s Day?

5 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

  1. Everyday is practically st patrick’s day for me. green juice, salads, veggies, avocado. for once everyone else will fit in with my diet. ;-)

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