5 Yummy and Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner! Filled with leprechauns, shamrocks, and an abundance of green treats, this festive holiday serves as a joyful celebration of Irish heritage. Despite the various alcoholic drinks associated with St. Patrick’s Day, there are still a variety of healthy (and kid-friendly) recipes to celebrate the Irish holiday.
Before we get started: What is the origin of St. Patrick’s day?
For over one thousand years, the people of Ireland have traditionally celebrated the holiday on March 17th, in honor of Saint Patrick. The holiday initially began as an Irish feast, with the first parade occurring in a Spanish colony in 1601, which is now modern-day Florida. Inspired by a New York City march of Irish soldiers serving in the United States in 1772, American St. Patrick’s day parades have become increasingly popular, spreading to various cities across the country.
Without further ado, here are our five favorite healthy recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
If you’re in search of a vegan dessert for the upcoming holiday, you’re in luck! Made with coconut cream, almond milk, and bananas, this healthy alternative to ice cream is a festive and delicious way to celebrate the Irish holiday. Once you get a taste of this scrumptious treat, we’re certain that you’ll want to add this dessert to your recipe book.
Enjoy the vegan recipe here.
2. Leprechaun Hats Kid's Snaks
If you’re looking for an adorable, kid-friendly snack for the upcoming holiday, these cucumber leprechaun hats are your perfect Irish-themed treat. With no cooking required, this recipe is an excellent St. Patrick’s Day treat for kids to create and enjoy throughout the holiday.
And if you’re looking to take St. Patrick’s Day to the next level, take a look at our variety of outdoor inflatables from Fraser Hill Farm. Available in an adorable leprechaun and a festive pot of gold, these decorations bring a magical, eye-catching touch to your yard. Complete with simple set-up and a convenient storage bag, you’ll enjoy convenient St. Patrick’s Day décor year after year.
Take a look at the kid-friendly recipe here.
3. Zesty Oven-Baked Fries
St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a delicious potato recipe! With a variety of spices and flavors, this zesty treat is the ideal side-dish for any festive dinner. And for an even healthier touch to these oven-baked french fries, we recommend experimenting with sweet potatoes.
Take a look at the scrumptious recipe here.
4. Matcha Sugar Cookies
If you’re passionate about matcha, this recipe for matcha sugar cookies is your perfect match this St. Patrick’s Day. With a festive green color, this dessert serves as a healthy alternative to artificially-colored treats.
Enjoy the recipe here.
5. Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake
As a healthy alternative to key lime pie, this recipe for key lime cheesecake is the perfect way to add a touch of green to your holiday. This decadent dessert is gluten free, high-protein, and sugar-free, so you’ll definitely want to make this treat a St. Patrick’s Day tradition!
Get started with the healthy recipe here.
We hope you enjoy experimenting with our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes. While the holiday is traditionally filled with beer and liquor, there are still a variety of healthy and delicious alternatives to (and even some kid-friendly treats) to celebrate the Irish day.