15 Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is once again around the corner. Bringing with it thoughts of green beer, Guinness pie, and shamrocks to people around the world. Usually St. Patrick’s Day in Canada arrives alongside a turn in the weather, blown in by the hopeful breeze of spring. This year looks to bring a cold, wet St. Paddy’s Day, so why not stay in and enjoy some holiday-themed food and drink?

1. Healthy Baked Shamrock Chips

Source:  Zakka Life

Source: Zakka Life

2. Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Source:  SkinnyTaste.com

3. Pesto & Goat Cheese Crostini (Gluten Free!)

4. Minty Shamrock Shake

Source:  skip to my lou

We suggest adding Crème de Menthe for the mint extract if you are looking for a more adult beverage! 

5. Lime Sherbet Floats

6. Irish Whiskey Shamrock Shakes

Source:  Modern Pilgrim

7. Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Guinness Carmelized Onions

8. Chicken Pot Pie with a Shamrock Crust 

Source:  Barbara Bakes

9. Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Beer

10. Irish Pasties

11. Chocolate Mint Cream Cookie Sandwiches

12. Shamrock-Shaped Gum Drops

13. Leprechaun Hat S'mores

Source:  The Cake Blog

14. Drunken Grasshopper Fudge

And our personal favourite.... 

15. Guinness Chocolate Cake

A lot of these recipes call for green food colouring, which - as we all know - is not an ideal ingredient to feed your children, or yourselves. Instead of using artificial green dye, why not try using spinach instead? We promise, your food won't taste like spinach, and you can avoid making these delicious recipes into chemical soup!