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Happy St Patrick’s Day


Call me a party pooper but I’ve never been interested in attending St Paddy’s Day celebrations. They always seem to involve people getting excessively intoxicated and acting like idiots earlier in the day than they normally would. Want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day without drinking copious quantities of green beer? My suggestion: try making your meals (or one meal of the day) green.

Start your morning with a green smoothie. Try a combination of avocado, lime, coconut water, spinach (or another leafy green), some yoghurt, and basil or cilantro. Switch-up your green ingredients. You could try kiwi or cucumber;  even broccoli.

For lunch, try a leafy green salad. Perhaps kale. Or try one of these recipes from Huffington Post.

For supper, any of those lunch options would also work. You could also make a traditional Irish meal like stew or a green-packed stir-fry.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

2 thoughts on “Happy St Patrick’s Day

  1. I wish I’d read this before breakfast. A green smoothie would have been fun! I’ll be making sure to get my run in before the crowds get too tipsy today. Maybe it’s already too late for that!


    • From what I’m seeing on twitter they’re already out there. Maybe pretend it’s a zombie run ;)
      I made green smoothies for breakfast… They were pretty delicious!


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