10 Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Don’t let heavy calorie intake be the reason you skip out on St. Patrick’s Day. These 10 healthy takes on St. Patrick’s Day classics will help you celebrate in style without threatening your waistline.

March 11, 2014
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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.

chia seed pudding
Susi Kochen Und Backen Adventures
St. Patrick’s Day Chia Seed Pudding

From Susi Kochen Und Backen Adventures

Start your morning the right way! Chia seed pudding is topped with kiwis, bananas, and mandarin oranges (the colors of the Irish flag).

Irish Mint Avocado “Milkshake”
Meaningful Eats
Irish Mint Avocado “Milkshake”

From Meaningful Eats

Pass on the artificially flavored Shamrock Shake and whip up your own version, which gets its natural green hue from avocado!

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Craving Greens
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

From Craving Greens

A whole grain twist on a St. Patrick’s Day staple.

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon
Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Cabbage with Lemon

From Kalyn’s Kitchen

A zesty side that’s both tender and filling.

Lucky Vegan Irish Stew
The Passionate Parsley
Lucky Vegan Irish Stew

From The Passionate Parsley

Fill up on this flavorful stew, packed to the brim with veggies.

Clean Green Simple

From Clean Green Simple

Enjoy this classic kale and mashed potato dish, without all the butter!

Homemade Vegan Irish Cream
Oh She Glows
Homemade Vegan Irish Cream

From Oh She Glows

Skip the Baileys and make your own vegan Irish cream this year.

Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Chocolate Filling and Homemade Irish
May I Have That Recipe
Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Chocolate Filling and Homemade Irish Cream Frosting

From May I Have That Recipe

And for dessert, the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day cupcakes! (No one will know they’re vegan.)

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks
Slick Housewives
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

From Slick Housewives

You can’t go wrong with a little chocolate and peanut butter -- especially in the shape of shamrocks!

Homemade Corned Beef
Lulu the Baker
Homemade Corned Beef

From Lulu the Baker

The staple of St. Patrick’s Day done right.

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