Green Meals for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the Saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.   Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Green is the colour of the day for many!  So why not have a green meal (or three)?  No, I don’t mean throwing green food colouring into your mashed potatoes (but you could mix in some yummy kale to make it green!).

Many people associate St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Four Leaf Clovers and, of course, the colour green.  From what I remember, if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day you are bound to get pinched!  So don some green, search for a four-leaf clover and try to catch a leprechaun.

And while you are at it…. share with me what YOUR green meal will be! …..

Challenge # 3 for us GreenFighters is to make a “unique green meal”… and so – here are my submissions:

Breakfast:  a green smoothie using green fruit and veggies (apple, kiwi, avocado, celery, kale)

Lunch: a deconstructed green salad with a variety of fruits and veggies (Kale, celery, green pepper, romaine lettuce, avocado, green apple, kiwi, honey dew, pumpkin seeds, cucumber, lime)

Dinner: spinach pasta, fresh basil pesto with sauteed kale and brussel sprouts

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
–Irish blessing
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