Recipe Round-Up

Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday and I wanted to give you guys some recipe options to celebrate! I’m not Irish, nor do I care for green beer, but I do love celebrating holidays with fun themed food.

We are heading to Florida this week to celebrate one of my best friends, who is tying the knot with an amazing guy. I’m excited because we’ve rented a little house with a pool on VRBO for the weekend so Grayson is going to go swimming for the first time! I may or may not have gotten him the cutest swim suit ever. I plan to take lots of photos to share with you guys when I get back. Meanwhile, enjoy these green recipes!

Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes are fun to bring to a themed party! You only need three ingredients for the cupcakes so there’s no real excuse here.

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Creamy Lime Squares are always a wonderful idea. These are a favorite of mine, as citrus desserts are the key to my heart.

These Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Pesto Sandwiches from Two Peas & Their Pod are calling my name. If you have children, this would be fun to send in their lunchbox next Tuesday!

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My Spicy Guacamole Hummus is a yummy snack or light lunch. You could also sandwich this between bread and call it dinner. Or breakfast, even!

I love this Green Goddess Pasta because it tastes so indulgent yet it’s actually quite light! The recipe serves one but it’s easily scalable for a family of four.

Okay so these Guinness Floats from Gimme Some Oven are not green but I’m making an exception because they sound so darn good. I would have a very happy hubby indeed if I made him one of these on St. Patrick’s Day!

Maple Avo Smoothie

On a lighter note, don’t these Maple Avocado Smoothies sound divine?

Or these Maple Spinach Smoothies with Flax Seeds? Both of those recipes (and photos) are courtesy of Pure Canadian Maple Syrup and look so unbelievably creamy and delicious. Not to mention, healthy!

Maple Spinach Smoothie

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  • Barbara
    March 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Wow, I absolutely love every part of this post. I’ve never seen bars like that that aren’t lemon. They look delicious…and so pretty. My favorite color is green. Everything here looks and sounds devine!

  • Carole
    March 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    What a great round-up of things green! Pinning…

    • Laura @ Raise Your Garden
      March 13, 2015 at 9:32 am

      I totally agree ~ what’s is it about eye-popping green food, I don’t know! But I love it. And I think you just saved me with all these options from swinging by McDonalds and downing a Green Milkshake.

  • Chrissy
    March 10, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I know it’s not 100% green, but my fav green recipe of yours is the mint brownies. I just made them last week -delish!

  • lindsey
    March 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    oh my. those green lime bars look SO GOOD!

  • Mabel @ Ma Bella Vita
    March 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    All I have to say is YUM! My favorite has to be those cupcakes w/ the green frosting.

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    March 11, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I am with you any time to celebrate with food is my kind of holiday. Enjoy Florida!

  • Erin@WellPlated
    March 11, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Hooray for green! Love all of the variety you found across the board. I want to have one a day until next Tuesday.

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H
    March 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

    spicy guacamole hummus — yum!

  • Jillie
    March 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I think that Maple Avocado Smoothie is calling my name! I would never think to do that – have you had a smoothie with avocado in it before?

  • Rachel @ My Urban Oven
    March 11, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Love the recipe roundup! And love that they are not all leprechauns and shamrocks 🙂

    Can’t wait to see his little swim suit! His hair cut is adorable BTW!

  • Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
    March 12, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I remember trying your green creamy lime bars when you posted the recipe, and they were to die for!

  • Katie
    March 13, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Love St. Paddy’s day…and these ideas. The Guinness Float idea…have to try it!

  • Colleen
    March 13, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Making the lime bars with the kiddos for sure. Thanks.

  • Ivana
    March 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    It looks very good! 🙂

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  • Life360degrees
    March 14, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Beautiful dishes ! Green all way. 🙂

  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    March 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Guacamole is always a great idea for st. pattys and you can even get those green tortilla spinach chips to add even more festiveness. Wow those Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes sound and look amazing! They’d be the perfect treat for any party.

  • Marlene Roberson
    March 16, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Hi Jenna

    I love St Patrick’s Day & absolutely love all your Green recipes!

    I would really like to add them to my St Patrick’s Day Recipes collection (giving you credit of course)

    You can download it here :
    if you would like to have a look first.

    Hope you don’t mind the link, please feel free to remove it 🙂

    Hope you had a fabulous time in Florida and Grayson enjoyed his swim!

    Happy St Patrick’s Day too 🙂

  • Patrick Dennis
    April 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm


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