Whether you've got Irish ancestry or not, you're certainly aware of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday :)St. Patrick's Day Green Recipes
And - again, whether you're Irish or not - it's FUN to celebrate on March 17, isn't it?!
St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to mean bottomless pints of green beer and gobs of creamy mashed potatoes or salt-laden corned beef. You can have fun, enjoy the holiday, enjoy some good food and friends... all while keeping your healthy diet in check!
Here are some of our favorite ideas for re-imagining a typical St. Patrick's Day menu:
Skip the green beer and opt for these greens instead - Registered Dietitian Janel Ovrut shares her favorite ways to prepare kale, collard greens, and bok choy:
Not green enough for you? Then get this great guide to greens from Cheryl Tallman (of FreshBaby.com
) - plus enjoy the several green recipes she's included in the blog:
It's Easy Eating Green
And of course, you can't miss this "Healthier Irish Breakfast" blog and meal idea from fitness expert blogger Whitney M. Cole:
A Healthy Irish Breakfast for St. Patrick's Day
And if you arrrre going to drink some beer this weekend, keep it light! Check out this throwback Diet.com video where the whole staff taste-tested different light beers
and weighed in on our favorites:
Here are some other really fun St. Patrick's Day-inspired food ideas for you to try out - we found these on Pinterest!
From the blog Creative Juice
I'd love to hear your favorite fun St. Patrick's Day treats and meal ideas... especially if they're diet-friendly! ;) Share them with me below!