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4 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.


 

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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!

Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie

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.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 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.

 

13 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

grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 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.

 

27 Spinach Bites

Spinach Bites

Ever have difficulty getting your kids to eat, or even try, spinach? This recipe will help you achieve just that!

Spinach BitesWhile I personally love spinach, I know it may not be the easiest food to get picky eaters to like. Not only are these Spinach Bites simple to make and easy to put together, they taste delicious.

They are also the perfect addition to your kid’s school lunches. With our massive amount of ideas and recipes, putting together a school lunch has never been easier!—come join us!

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Spinach Bites can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a lunch, or even a part of dinner. They have a similar texture to meatballs and can be eaten the same way!

I love to eat mine straight out of the oven, but they are just as good dipped in marinara sauce. Yum! Sometimes providing a dipping sauce is all it takes to get a picky eater to try it.

If you can’t find chopped frozen spinach, frozen spinach leaves will do! Just roughly chop them after thawing and draining!

Have any leftovers? Pack your Spinach Bites in a lunch box with some marinara sauce for dipping. Lunch is covered!

Spinach Bites

Spinach Bites
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 40-45 bites
  • Category: appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained*
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pan, over medium heat.
  4. Add the onions, and cook until soft.
  5. Add the garlic and stir. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the spinach, breadcrumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Add in the butter mixture.
  7. Roll the mixture into balls, and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly browned.

Notes

Use an ice cream scoop to measure out uniform amounts of mixture.
If you’re using a 2-teaspoon scoop, this recipe will make approximately 45 Spinach Bites.
You can add more breadcrumbs if necessary; just add them 2 tablespoons at a time and mix well.
*To use fresh spinach: If you want to use fresh spinach, you’ll need about 6 cups of fresh spinach leaves (packed).

Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot.

31 Gluten-Free Spinach Tortillas

If I had known these tortillas were going to be so easy to make, I would’ve done it a long time ago! If you are anything like me, then you understand how time-consuming the dinner-making process can be. The kids are running around “doing their homework” while you try to do laundry, pick up the living room, and complete the rest of your mommy to-do list, so sometimes, it’s just a huge relief to make something easy!

your gluten free tortillas just got better with this easy homemade spinach tortilla recipe!

Finding delicious gluten-free tortillas at the store is getting easier than it used to be, but they often come with a hefty price tag. Especially the spinach variety. So when it gets tough to find alternatives at the store, come to MOMables; we have so many great ideas!

I’m fortunate that my daughter loves spinach, so I have been wanting to try these out for her for some time now. They’re so simple! You just need a few ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and cupboards.

They’re great for lunches too. One of my favorite spinach salads is topped with chicken, fresh strawberries, and a balsamic dressing. So why not put it in a spinach tortilla instead?

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It doesn’t take long to become an expert lunch packer; sometimes, you just need a little help to get started and point out some of the ways you can make your life easier. This is what MOMables is all about. We’ve put in the groundwork for discovering what works and what doesn’t. This way, we give you the most efficient ways to make your dinners and ultimately your kid’s lunches for the entire week! This is just scratching the surface of what MOMables can give you! Just click the link here to start getting FREE help!

Gluten-Free Spinach Tortillas

Recipe yields approximately six 6-inch tortillas

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups packed spinach, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (I use King Arthur GF Flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the spinach and water over medium heat until soft.
  2. Drain the excess water from the spinach, and set aside for use in the dough.
  3. Place the spinach in a food processor (or blender) and grind until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, oil, and salt. Mix until crumbly.
  5. Add the reserved water from cooking the spinach, slowly as needed, until a smooth dough is formed.
  6. Divide the dough into equal parts, then roll into thin circles (dust with flour, as needed). Try to achieve about a 6-inch tortilla.
  7. Heat in a pan, one at a time, on the stove on medium heat. Toast on each side until it starts to bubble or golden dots appear.
  8. Serve with your favorite fillings!

Notes

Slightly adapted from: http://hotpotmeal.blogspot.com/2013/04/homemade-spinach-tortillas.html

 

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