Tips for a Healthy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun food holiday!  Add some green tint (Simple Homemaker has tips for natural tinting) for an instant St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Some of our favorite healthy St. Patrick’s Day treats from the web are listed below.  Have a favorite healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipe?  Share it with us below.



Fruit Leprachon from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.


Rainbow Veggies and Humus from JDaniel4’s Mom.


St. Patrick’s Day breakfast from Meet the Dubiens.


Leprechaun hats from Creative Food.


St. Patrick’s Day lunch from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.


Pot o’ Gold Applesauce from Two Healthy Kitchens

10 Smoothies for Kids

Kids smoothiesAdapted from Vitamix

Incorporating veggies into the family diet in subtle ways can help expand the palate and cultivate a taste for vegetables. Smoothies use the natural sweetness of fruit as the perfect disguise. Pineapple, orange, and grapes are particularly good smoothie ingredients to marry with vegetables. Apples can offset greens with a slight “bite” such as spinach. Cucumber adds a crisp finish without taking center stage. Try these recipes for nutrition that looks as wonderful as it tastes.

  1. Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie
    Bright, beautiful, and bursting with flavor.
  2. Fruit Salad Smoothie
    Carrot and cucumber go incognito in this delicious medley of fruit.
  3. Gold Medal Smoothie
    Fresh fruit and carrot create a winning combination. Add protein powder for sustained energy when you’re on the go.
  4. All Green Smoothie
    Broccoli and greens are tucked neatly behind the sweetness of grapes, pear, avocado, and pineapple juice.
  5. Everything Smoothie
    With carrot, broccoli, spinach, and six different fruits, this recipe lives up to its name.

For smoothies 6-10, visit the Vitamix website.