Both St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring are right around the corner, making this the perfect time to celebrate with a bit of green! Whether you’re Irish or not, March 17th is as good a time as any to honor the Irish heritage and help usher spring in on the 20th. What are you’re favorite ways to celebrate? Shamrocks, leprechauns and rainbows are just the beginning of all the fun things you can bring out for your St. Patrick’s Day party.
Green beer is fun but let’s be honest, it’s incredibly overdone. There’s nothing wrong with including some but to really rev up the fun, expand your St. Patrick’s Day festivities to the food.
Anyone can throw some food coloring into a batch of cookies or mashed potatoes, but true creativity is what will set your party apart. Create a colorful spread that’s healthy and reminiscent of the Irish flag. Think green, but don’t forget the white and orange!
Salads, Sides and Snacks
Kiwi Berry Salad To keep with your Irish theme, you could substitute mandarin oranges for the strawberries in this recipe!
Dips and Sauces
Weight Watchers Pesto Sauce Toss with whole wheat pasta noodles.
Really Easy Buttermilk Dressing Serve with green and orange veggies such as carrots, bell peppers, broccoli and celery
March 10th, 2011