Healthy GREEN Saint Patty’s Day Recipes

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, world! Today I’m sharing two healthy (and naturally green!) recipes with you that will not give you a sugar high or any regret later. Enjoy with a pint or two… because you damn well deserve it.

Spinach Salad with green apples, cranberries, and heart healthy walnuts

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Ingredients (to share with your significant other/party people/coworkers): 

  • 1 bag of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 cup of cranberries
  • 1/8 cup of pepitos (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Mix the ingredients above in a bowl (preferably green for Saint Pat’s, but totally optional). Add a generous amount of olive oil. For the dressing, shake up 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 spoonful of dijon mustard, and 1 tablespoon of balsamic. Pour it over your greens and call it a salad!

Up next… Creamy Spinach DIP

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This is a recipe from a friend of a friend so I cannot take full credit. I will say that it was incredibly easy to make in only three steps and I ditched the chopped artichoke hearts in the original recipe because I was too lazy and I didn’t have the proper cutting knives.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mayo (choose full fat. Always)
  • 1 cup of fresh parmesan cheese (grated well)
  • 1 package of spinach (if you use frozen, thaw it well)

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Spoon the ingredients into a lightly olive oil greased casserole dish or aluminum dip tray.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 mins until it bubbles.

Dig in! How do you celebrate Saint Patty’s Day? Has it changed over the years?

Love always,

Elizabeth Kate

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