Healthy Green St. Patty’s Day Recipes

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend I thought I would share a few green recipes. No, you will not find any green food coloring in these recipes, as they all feature ingredients that are naturally green and good for you. From spinach waffles to green smoothies, these colorful recipes are jam packed with nutrition and taste pretty good too!

Spinach Waffles:

Spinach waffles.jpgThese spinach waffles are a tribute to my dad, who is always experimenting with different waffle recipes. A few years ago, our family came up with these savory waffles after being inspired after a visit to Funk ‘N Waffles in Syracuse, NY. We typically use Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese, as it gives the waffles a nice fluffy texture, but you can use any cheese or nondairy substitute that you like.

Serving: 4-6 people

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup AP flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2-2/3 cup f 2%  plain Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese

1 quart fresh spinach

Directions:

1. Preheat waffle iron to a medium setting.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar and whisk together. In separate bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt (or cheese), spinach and oil. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until smooth.

3. Spray hot waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and cook waffles according to your iron’s directions.

4. Serve with toppings of your choice

Below are some more green recipes to try this St. Patty’s Day:

Avocado Pasta

Simple Vegan Pesto

Healthy Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day Colcannon – Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes, kale, and cabbage.

Green Irish Soda Bread

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s day recipes?

 

 

 

 

 

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