3.11.2014

Top 10 Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipes


St. Patrick's Day has always been my absolute favorite holiday! My Dad's side of the family is Irish, so celebrating is always taken very seriously around here. In addition to that, the city I grew up in (and currently work in) always has the most fun events and parades for it. People go all out here with celebrating all weekend long, and I look forward to it every year! 

However, when I think of St. Patrick's Day recipes or what food will be served at parties, I always think of really fattening desserts and drinks. Today I thought it would be fun to round up a list of the Top 10 Healthy (or health-ier...) St. Patrick's Day Recipes out there...so not only do I have some healthy options to make this year, but so do you. There's breakfast, lunch, and dinner options so that you don't always feel like you have to turn to the unhealthy items to make for you or your family!

+Copy Cat Chipotle Guacamole (of course I had to include one of my favorite appetizer recipes-bring this to a party or make for yourself, it's sure to be gone quickly!)
+Skinny Peppermint Patty Shake (maybe now you can resist McDonald's Shamrock Shake and all those calories!)
+Easy Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie (a much healthier alternative to the classic)
+Spinach and Feta Muffins (really wanting to try these)

What is your favorite thing to make for St. Patrick's Day?

PS: How about that Bachelor last night? I was never a JP fan, but I could not believe some of the things he said on this finale show, and how he told Nikki she was the girl for him. That was the most least romantic speech I've ever heard. I can respect the part about not saying "I love you" after only a couple months, but it was his approach and how he genuinely didn't seem like he wanted it to get to that point that bothered me. Not only that, the man does not know how to answer questions, says he wants things to be private when you know that's the last thing he wants, and he just seems like a jerk. As for Nikki, I don't know how she sat up there smiling the whole time, I would've been holding back some major tears. What were your thoughts? Like how they cut out the part of him talking to Neil Lane and picking out a ring? Aye yai yai...

8 comments :

  1. Yummy! My husband is part-Irish, so he loves all-things-Ireland. We usually do Meatless Mondays' for dinner every week, but I think next week we could make an exception, in order to enjoy that delicious looking Turkey Shepherd's Pie! Yum-O! And I know the hubs will be excited about it :)

    Also, I've been out of the blog world for the past 6 months or so, but I'm back with a new blog, and excited to get back into it again! And to read your blog regularly again, because it was always one of my favorites!

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    1. I was looking at that too to make for Billy...looks so good! and thank you, I'm glad you are back in the blogging world again girl! :)

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  2. You forgot Steph's guac salsa! ;) That stuff is SO DELICIOUSSSS.

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  3. All of these look sooooo deeeelish! I kinda wanna try those spinach feta muffins too I have never heard of them before.

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  4. First of all, the chipolte copycat guacamole is delicious and as Whitney just said, Steph's guac salsa is so, so amazing. I got everyone at my office addicted to it last spring. Second, I didn't watch this season of The Bachelor, but I had been keeping up with it every week and so I watched some of last night's finale.. and WOW.. JuanyPabs came off as such a jerk. I had to turn it off because it was painful to watch.

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  5. this looks much healthier than the toasted reubens and thin mint puppy chow i had in mind! :-)

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  6. When this season started, I like Juan Pablo. After the last few episodes, and especially last night, I'm going to go ahead and call him a toolbag. I'd really like to call him another type but I'm not going to write that here ;) What a butthole. I thought it was really disrespectful what he said about Clair as she walked away. And let's not even start on what he said to her in the helicopter. I think I'd have smacked him in the mouth and called it a day.
    Lastly, I was hungry before reading this post and now I'm in really bad shape :)

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  7. Thank you for including my healthy smoothies + shakes! xo

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