Only a few more days until the holiday that holds a special place in my heart — St. Patrick’s Day! Being 50% Irish, I have always loved this day, even if it has become very commercialized. The holiday had such a large pull on me that I have considered #17 to be my lucky number since I was in elementary school.
Instead of throwing on a green bracelet or adding a green bow to your hair to avoid simply to avoid getting pinched, go a step further this year. Make each meal and snack festive by trying out these St. Patrick’s Day recipes.
Bell Pepper Fried Eggs
Spice up your daily morning eggs by cooking them in a bell pepper to look like a shamrock, courtesy of Reluctant Entertainer.
St. Patrick’s Day Pancakes
Add some green to your pancakes to start your St. Patrick’s Day off right! For a detailed recipe, visit She Knows.
Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and banana smoothies? Throw in a little spinach and make it a festive St. Patrick’s Day green smoothie. Visit Damn Delicious for the recipe.
Green Mac and Cheese
Add some green food coloring to your mac and cheese like Wellicious. Or maybe add some delicious pesto!
Shamrock Avocado Toast
Avocado is the perfect way to add a little green to your lunch. Cut your toast into shamrocks, like 360 Family Nutrition, to go the extra mile.
St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix
For a sweet mid-afternoon pick-me-up, make some green St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix with this recipe from Pretty Providence. All you need are some green M&Ms and your favorite crunchy cereal and/or nuts.
Green Fruit Skewers
Fruit always brightens up one’s day, but make it even more delightful by putting all your favorite green fruits on St. Patrick’s Day skewers. Visit Get Creative Juice for more instructions.
Guinness Beef Stew
Aberdeen’s Kitchen‘s hearty stew recipe is the perfect Irish holiday dinner as it combines both beef and Guinness beef!
Irish Potato Cakes
Potatoes are a must for all Irish festive meals. You can always stick with good ole’ traditional mashed potatoes, or try something new like Vegan Richa‘s potato cakes topped with green avocado basil ranch.
St. Patrick’s Day Oreos
You can stick with basic Cool Mint Oreos or you can go one step further and try out Totally the Bomb‘s recipe. All you need are green candy melts and sprinkles.
While you are making the coated Oreos shown above, you can use the same green candy melts to dip pretzels in and make adorable shamrocks. Check out The Spruce for more details.
St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats
The inner child in you will love these Lucky Charm Rice Krispie Treats from Classy Clutter. The only thing that makes cereal and melted marshmallows better is TWO cereals!
St. Patrick’s Day Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
If you are looking for a refreshing sweet drink to quench your thirst on St. Patrick’s Day, The Spring Mount 6 Pack‘s punch is a must.
Make a grown up root beer float by substituting the soda for a Irish Guinness beer, courtesy of Aris’ Menu.
Last but not least, you MUST have a Shamrock Shake on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of buying one from Mc. Donald’s, make it extra special by blending your own. Try out Mom Endeavors‘s recipe.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you have some fun with these festive recipes. Make some yummy food and enjoy the day with your family and friends.
Until next time,