On St. Patrick’s Day, our family always has a lot of fun. The naughty leprechaun comes to visit, sometimes he leaves us treats and gold coins, other times he just makes messes all around the house. Someone is always being pinched. We usually eat entirely green in our family for the whole day.
Breakfast might be whole-grain-pioneer-blender-pancakes colored green by adding spinach to the batter, with honeydew and green grapes on the side. For lunch a green salad with a green goddess avocado and chive dressing is always in order. For an afternoon snack, I bust out the greenest smoothie you’ve ever seen. Dinner is a whole green affair: an appetizer of celery, cucumber, broccoli and green olives in edamame and avocado hummus. Main course might consist of spinach fettuccine with green cashew Alfredo (spinach is the star again!) topped with basil chiffonade. And definitely THIS very green ice cream for dessert. St. Patrick’s Day is still a few months away, but it’s always good to get more green days in throughout the year.