Hearty beef stew, flakey pot pie, buttery mashed potatoes -- I think it’s safe to say that St. Patrick’s Day is not a holiday typically associated with health. From the all-day drinking fest (Irish Car Bombs and spiked Shamrock Shakes, anyone?) to the heavy, cream-laden food, it can be tough to stick to your smart habits when March 17 rolls around.
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But don’t let that keep you from joining in on the fun festivities! Put on your best green outfit and get cooking -- here are 10 St. Patrick’s Day recipes that won’t derail your diet from some of our favorite fit bloggers.
Start your morning the right way! Chia seed pudding is topped with kiwis, bananas, and mandarin oranges (the colors of the Irish flag).
From Meaningful Eats
Pass on the artificially flavored Shamrock Shake and whip up your own version, which gets its natural green hue from avocado!
From Craving Greens
A whole grain twist on a St. Patrick’s Day staple.
From Kalyn’s Kitchen
A zesty side that’s both tender and filling.
Fill up on this flavorful stew, packed to the brim with veggies.
From Clean Green Simple
Enjoy this classic kale and mashed potato dish, without all the butter!
From Oh She Glows
Skip the Baileys and make your own vegan Irish cream this year.
And for dessert, the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day cupcakes! (No one will know they’re vegan.)
From Slick Housewives
You can’t go wrong with a little chocolate and peanut butter -- especially in the shape of shamrocks!
From Lulu the Baker
The staple of St. Patrick’s Day done right.