8 Green & Nutritious Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Make your meals the same color as your clothes this St. Patrick's Day

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

While Guinness and shepherd’s pie are some of the go-to foods for St. Patrick’s Day, not everything we eat on the holiday has to be heavy. In fact, I like to eat my green vegetables (like the asparagus featured here) and fruits to celebrate!

So on St. Paddy’s Day, eat your green produce! Here are a few to try:

 

Asparagus Recipes

This green veggie is a good source of fiber and vitamin C — and on its own it’s a 0 SmartPoints® value food.

Our Green Recipes with Asparagus:

 

Avocado Recipes

Avocado Along with mono- and polyunsaturated fats, a quarter of an avocado provides 7 percent of the daily value for potassium and almost 10 percent of the daily value for fiber.

Our Green Recipes with Avocados:

 

Broccoli Recipes

A cup of this cooked cruciferous vegetable provides 20 percent of the daily value for fiber — not to mention more than 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin C

Our Green Recipes with Broccoli:

 

Kiwi Recipes

Just one kiwi offers 8 percent of the daily value for fiber and 107 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

Our Green Recipes with Kiwi:

What’s your favorite green fruit or veggie? Tell me on Connect @amy_gorin

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Amy Gorin is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ. She also works as a nutrition consultant and media coach. She also works as a nutrition consultant and media coach. Amy is the former Senior Editor of Weight Watchers Magazine and WeightWatchers.com and has written hundreds of articles on nutrition and health. Connect with her on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.