I cannot believe that it’s already mid March and St. Patrick’s day is coming up this weekend! I’ve put together a St. Patrick’s day menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner (and snacks too of course!)
I have a friend who is a total sucker for holidays of any sort. You will always find her in red or pink on Valentine’s Day and green on St. Patrick’s Day. She will almost surely be in her best floral and pastels for Easter and don’t even get me started on the outfits she puts together for Christmas. She has so much fun with it! Me, I’m more of a neutrals kind of gal, so my wardrobe is full of blacks and grays.
Where I’m going with this is that I express my love for holidays through food! My friend loves fashion and clothing, so it’s clear she uses clothing to do the same.
If you’re anything like me, St. Patrick’s Day always creeps up on me a bit and seems to fall during the middle of the week (except, of course, this year it’s on Sunday), so we don’t often do much to celebrate. As Ben gets older, I do want to teach him traditions and fun things to do on silly little holidays like this, so I’ve put together an easy day of food to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day!
Since many traditional St. Patty’s dinners seem to be pretty hearty, I’ve kept the other two meals of the day simple and light.
For breakfast, we are always on the go and the whole family LOVES smoothies. This is probably because I made them be my taste-testers when I was putting together recipes for my summer of smoothies and salads. Anyways, I love this green smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. It’s simple and festive and good for you too!
Moving on to lunch, another easy recipe that will fill you up but not make you feel weighted down when it comes time for a warm, comforting dinner. My recipe for 5 Ingredient cucumber salad is the one I turn to for a light lunch. And a bonus for St. Patrick’s Day is it’s super green and festive! Or if you’re looking for a more hearty “green and gold” salad I’d highly recommend this spinach salad with soft boiled eggs.
If you need some snacks to get you through the day, don’t worry I’ve got you covered! White chocolate peanut grape bites and quick guacamole will both look great on a St. Patrick’s Day table. I know, I know – guacamole isn’t exactly an Irish dish, but who doesn’t love it every day of the week!? And I feel like I talk about my grape bites a lot, but they are an awesome snack to prep ahead of time and grab on the go or enjoy at the table. Versatile and delicious. These chocolate chip oatmeal stout cookies are also a big St. Patrick’s day fave!
Now finally, St. Patrick’s Day dinner. It’s time to make slow cooker corned beef and cabbage that is only 5 Ingredients! This recipe is prefect for this year because you can start it in the morning, then spend the whole weekend day with your family and come back to a complete meal for everyone to enjoy in the evening. If you’re looking for something a little quicker, I’d recommend these bangers and smashed potatoes (the potatoes look like little pots of gold!)
Whatever you decide to make, I hope you enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day this year!