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2 10 Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

One of my favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day, besides getting to spend a fun day with my kids, is having an excuse to make even more green foods. We all know how healthy green veggies are for us and our families, and this holiday, I go all out with the (naturally) green foods!

Normally, I like to get some veggies into my kids’ diets with hidden spinach in their smoothies or recipes like these broccoli nuggets or these spinach & bacon mini quiches. Any veggie counts!

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But for St. Patrick’s Day, I like to get a little more creative! We still usually have green smoothies because you can sweeten them with delicious fruit and completely hide the veggie taste, but these healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are so creative! Pancakes, noodles, muffins…the possibilities are endless!

I hope you get to make some of these healthy green recipes with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day. These are also great any day of the year to get some extra veggies in!

1. Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie for Kids

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

2. Gluten-Free Spinach Muffins from Emilie Eats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

3. Healthy Green Popsicles

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

4. Mint Oreos (gluten-free & vegan) from Petite Allergy Treats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

5. Broccoli Nuggets

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

6. Avocado Hummus from Cooking Classy

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

7. Pineapple Green Smoothie

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

8. Creamy Avocado-Spinach Pesto Zoodles from The Iron You

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

9. Banana Mango Avocado Green Smoothie from Emilie Eats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

10. Spinach Pancakes from Spabettie

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.


 

Did you like these recipes? Pin for later so you can make them for St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day)!

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

1 Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick's Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.

Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie for Kids

Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick’s Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.

Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick's Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.

There are two big reasons I love St. Patrick’s Day: 1. we get to spend time together as a family doing fun activities and participating in the festivities of the day; and 2. the green theme gives me an excuse to sneak even more healthy fruits and vegetables in my kids’ food! I’d say that’s a pretty great holiday.

No artificial food dyes here to give this smoothie its festive color – just spinach! I promise your kids won’t be able to taste it. Just tell them that leprechauns drink their green smoothies too and I’m sure they’ll gulp it down. :)

There are so many good ingredients in this smoothie that it makes a perfect balanced breakfast (for any day of the year!) or a filling afternoon snack. Bananas and apples give it a delicious fruity flavor, spinach packs nutrition, and yogurt gives it creaminess and protein. Smoothies are the best, aren’t they?

We love making green smoothies for kids that they will love and ask for again and again. I hope you love this recipe!

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Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie
 
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Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick's Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 green apple, core removed
  • 2 cups water or milk (non-dairy if necessary)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 handfuls spinach (about 1-2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more water if you want a thinner smoothie.
  2. Adjust sweetness with additional honey, if desired.
 

8 grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches

Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches – Grain-Free Lunch Idea

These spinach and bacon mini quiches are a great grain free lunch idea kids (and adults) will love! Easy to make and perfectly portable.

Isn’t it true that bacon makes everything better? These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are a great high protein, portable, grain-free lunch idea!

grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches

The hard part, is getting kids to eat their leafy greens without turning up their noses.  These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are sure to get them just as excited about eating their greens as they are about eating bacon.

If you are following a grain-free diet, you know how difficult coming up with new ideas can be. And, it’s not always easy to add veggies in a variety of ways our kids will actually eat. For this reason, having a consistent influx of recipes that are kid approved can be very helpful.

So, now you might be wondering, where do I begin?  All it takes is a change in approach.  It can be as simple as changing the way we talk about veggies and leafy greens, or even how we use them in a recipe.  For these mini quiches, the spinach magically becomes confetti, adding a fun splash of color to each bite.  It doesn’t take much, but every little bit counts.

Check out how easy these mini quiches are to make! This is one recipe kids can also help make!

Green Lunchbox shown above is a Yumbox.

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Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches
 
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Serves: 24 mini quiches
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and grease a 24 mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in chopped spinach, shredded cheddar, chopped bacon, and pepper. Give it a quick mix to combine all ingredients.
  3. Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, allow mini quiches to cool in the pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.
 

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