For the kids (and adults) who aren’t filling their bellies with corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day, opt for green-colored foods to celebrate the holiday.
From green eggs and ham to mint chip ice cream bon bons, these recipes are sure to fill your day with happiness, and a little extra luck:
1. Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats
Gooey rice krispies with Lucky Charms and a touch of green food coloring … your kids won’t be able to resist!
(via Classy Clutter)
2. Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta
Capture the luck of the Irish with this festive shamrock pesto pasta that your kids won’t believe is vegan. Shhh — we won’t tell if you won’t.
3. St. Paddy’s Day Donuts
We can’t decide what’s better: the homemade donuts or the finger-licking good green frosting on top of them!
4. Avocado Toast
It will only take you five minutes to whip up this wholesome avocado spread for the family.
5. Double-Dipped Chocolate Mint Cake Pops
Who doesn’t love cake pops? These have Oreo cookie balls inside for an extra chocolatey chocolate filling.
6. All-Natural Green Mashed Potatoes
Show your Irish pride by coloring one of the country’s primary crops a beautiful shade of green.
7. Edamame Hummus
Break the cycle of over-indulging on holidays while still keeping it festive with this green (and healthy, to boot!) edamame hummus.
8. Mini Shamrock Cupcakes
They might be little, but they’re oh so delicious!
9. Green Smoothie
Healthy and green! Gotta love this smoothie recipe.
10. Mint Oreo Stuffed Brownies
Give your brownies a minty twist by stuffing them with classic mint Oreos for your little leprechauns.
11. Green Eggs and Ham
A breakfast with a Seussville twist! We would so eat this in a box or with a fox …
12. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bon Bons
Individual ice cream bites are absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
13. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stick a couple of these addictive cookies in your kid’s lunch boxes, and their friends will be green with envy.
14. Asparagus Tart
Your St. Patty’s Day feast won’t be complete without a hefty helping of this savory tart.
15. Shamrock Shake
You’re in luck. This copycat recipe for the famous McDonald’s shake might just be better than the original!
16. Pea Soup with Mint
If leprechauns had a favorite soup, we imagine this vibrant green stew chock full of peas, celery, and onions would be their pot o’ gold.
17. Chocolate Mint Cupcake Truffles
The best part about these sweet treats? No baking required!