Eat "Green" for St. Patrick's Day!

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Read on for "green" St. Patrick's Day recipes!

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Rigatoni With Roasted Broccoli and Chickpeas

Savory cheese and chicken stock share the spotlight here with high-fiber chickpeas. Adding 1/2 cup of these lean beans to your daily diet can help you cut your consumption of fatty foods, a study in the journal Appetite notes.

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Green Beans With Blackened Sage and Hazelnuts

Swap that tired casserole (you know which) for this elegant hazelnut version. The string beans help boost immunity with infection-fighting vitamin C. Oh, snap!

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Curried Plum and Green Bean Stir-fry

What a plum deal: Certain molecules in purple produce may help fend off Parkinson's disease by preventing the production of disease-causing toxins.

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Salmon Panzanella With Green Beans

A hearty Italian bread salad serves up good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids (thank you, salmon!) along with vitamin C?rich green beans.

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Quick-Pickled Kale Salad

Kale is like kryptonite to acne: A half cup fulfills your daily needs for vitamin A, a nutrient that attacks blemishes by reducing inflammation and strengthening skin's defenses against pimple-causing bacteria. Toss some up for clear skin!

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Spinach Lasagna

These noodles have oodles of satisfying umami, owing to onions, chicken stock, spinach and Parmesan.

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Edamame Hummus

Swapping chickpeas for edamame gives your go-to party dip a new flavor twist—and a festive green hue—while still packing in plenty of filling fiber and protein.

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Swiss Chard With Indian Lime Pickle

The health benefits: almost 25 percent of the RDA for magnesium in 1/2 cup cooked chard; 20 percent of the RDA for vitamin A; almost 25 percent of your potassium quota.

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Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad

This dish can help protect your pair: The phenolic acids in peaches destroyed estrogen-independent breast cancer cells in one university study.

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