13 Recipes With Leafy Greens for a Healthy, Green St. Paddy's Day

St. Paddy’s Day can be healthier, sort of, if you try one of these leafy green recipes

14 Recipes With Leafy Greens for a Healthy, Green St. Paddy's Day

Armed with your healthier green beer, it’s time to tackle one (or more) of the following 13 Recipes With Leafy Greens for Healthy, Green St. Paddy's Day. Sláinte!

Cleansing Cauliflower & Kale Soup

This light, cleansing soup is perfect for food recovery. With kale and powdered greens in addition to some cauliflower florets, you’ll never feel healthier after enjoying a bowl of soup.

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Colcannon

This recipe is for a simple, healthy, Irish potatoes and cabbage dish including parsley, a powerful green. Consider serving it with lamb loin.

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Corned Beef and Brussels Sprout Hash

Creamy Go Raw Watermelon Pumpkin Seed Pâté

Impress guests at any St.​ Patrick’s Day festivity with this fresh — and of course green — pâté, complete with sprouted watermelon and pumpkin seeds for a delightfully nutty flavor.

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Go Raw Watermelon Seed Pesto

Don the luck of the Irish with this unexpected twist on traditional pesto, made with highly nutritious, high-protein sprouted seeds. Pair with Irish soda bread for a more authentic St. Paddy’s Day spread.

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Grilled Cheese With Coppa and Broccoli Rabe

A classic treat with a twist, this Grilled Cheese With Coppa and Broccoli Rabe benefits from the nutritional power of leafy greens.

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Healthier Shamrock Shake

The Vitamin Shoppe has developed this Healthier Shamrock Shake recipe to replace well-known fast food mint milkshakes, which are often high in calories and sugar, with a guilt-free alternative. It’s a delicious way to sneak spinach into your celebration.

 

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Healthy Vegan Shamrock Shake

Depending on the sweetener, this healthy green St. Patrick’s Day recipe has 205 calories, 21 grams of protein, 14 grams of sugar, and five grams of fiber. For those who want to add a little extra green to their shamrock shake, add a handful of baby spinach in addition to the powdered greens (and consider adding some maca powder for an additional nutrient boost).

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Irish Curry With Kale and Spinach

Not only are healthy greens in season at the moment, but you will find kale in particular in many traditional Irish dishes. This recipe utilizes kale to create a one-of-a-kind Irish curry. This low-calorie and low-fat dish provides plenty of vitamin A from the kale, spinach, and sweet potatoes. You can get your B vitamins and protein from the chicken, vitamin C from the peppers, and vitamin K from the spinach.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pistachio and Shallot

Incorporate healthy fats from pistachios and the power of green housed by Brussels sprouts in this simple and delicious recipe.

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Shamrock Kale Shake

Your smoothie should have six ingredients, not 54. This is a healthier alternative to a traditional sugar-laden Shamrock Shake, featuring kale and chia seeds.

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Spicy Braised Greens With Sausage & Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

Collard greens, mustard greens, and kale do their best to offset the bacon and Sausage & Jalapeño Mac & Cheese in this (admittedly un)healthy recipe.

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Tasty Kale and White Beans

Kale and Great Northern beans are served with Canadian bacon, olive oil, onion, and fat-free chicken broth in this unique leafy green dish. It’ll fit in perfectly on any St. Paddy’s spread.

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