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18 St. Patrick's Day Recipes for Kids & Families that are Dietitian Approved

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish! St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday (even if you're not Irish!) and great occasion to introduce a rainbow of colors to your child's plate - especially green!

Below are 18 healthy family meal & snack ideas that you can serve up on St. Patrick's Day. I hand-picked these recipes for you from across the internet. Each recipe was developed, tested, and approved by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!

In the list below you will find 18 recipes with the links and Instagram handles of the RDNs who published them. Enjoy!

Meal Ideas:

1. No-Dye Green Pancakes - Super Healthy Kids @superhealthykids

2. Shamrock Avocado Toast - 360 Family Nutrition @360familynutrition

3. Love this Lunch Box Idea! - 360 Family Nutrition @360familynutrition

4. Rainbow Bell Peppers Pizza Recipe - Super Healthy Kids @superhealthykids

5. Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup | Nutrition Stripped® @nutritionstripped

6. Simple Shephard's Pie | Heather Mangieri Nutrition @heathermangieri

7. Healthy Dutch Oven Beef Stew - The Oregon Dietitian @theoregondietitianblog

8. Cozy Weeknight Sausage & Spinach Pasta (for a hint of green) - @realmomnutrition

9. Mini Irish Soda Breads - Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN @lauraali_rd

Snacks, Sweets, & Treats:

10. Fruity Guacamole Recipe ( @eatright_pro

11. Four Leaf Clover Hummus - Childtime - Nicole Spain, RD @childtimeofficial (I could not find Nicole's IG handle - please send if found!)

12. Candy Green Grapes - Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN @patriciabannan

13. St. Patty's Day Fruit Skewers - Mom's Kitchen Handbook @katiesmorford

Shamrock Shakes / Green Smoothies

Photo: Meal Makeover Moms (

14. Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake (Shamrock Shake Recipe) - The Real Food Dietitians ( @therealfoodrds

15. Kid-Approved Tropical Green Smoothie (& Smoothie Bowl) Recipe ( @sarahremmer

16. The Best Healthy Green Smoothie - Mom to Mom Nutrition

17. St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Green Edamame Hummus with Veggies


And here's one just for the adults :-)

18. Mint Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream Shooters- @tsp_basil&@tspcurry


If you try this recipe let me! Tag me @fromthestartnutrition (Facebook/IG) or @fromthestartrdn (Twitter)


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