Show your spirit with 9 green St. Paddy's Day recipes

Show Your Spirit with 9 Green St. Paddy's Day Recipes
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Show your spirit with 9 green St. Paddy's Day recipes
Hudson’s Good Morning Juice

Start St. Paddy’s day off on the right foot with this really fun breakfast juice from Curtis Stone that will make it easy to get your kids to drink their vitamins!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Guacamole

Guacamole is not exactly Irish, but we’re pretty sure St. Patrick would have been into it. And we got the recipe from Goop queen Gwyneth Paltrow, who knows a thing or two about superfoods like avocado.

Mojito Chicken with Mojo Verde

This marinated grilled chicken with a fresh pepper and mint salsa is full of flavor and would pair well with Gwyneth’s guac. It can be prepared as spicy (or mild) as you like.

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Macaroni and Cheese Primavera

This recipe is one you’re going to want to bookmark. You can use the novelty of St. Patrick’s Day to introduce this to your kids, and once you get them hooked, you can pull this out again and again. It’s basically a healthier version of mac and cheese with veggies. Nothing to get mad at there.

Penne with Pistachio-Mint Pesto

This pasta brings in several layers of green – via pistachios, mint, parsley and asparagus. It’s a simple and quick comfort food you can toss together for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner after a long day.

Minty Pea Mash

This lively and flavorful blend of whole and pureed peas prepared with chicken stock, shallots and mint makes for a great side dish for everyone from the adults to the littlest members of your family.

Green Goddess Dressing and Roast Chicken

Parsley, chives, scallions and tarragon bring a beautiful emerald hue to this delicious dish. The chicken can be prepared and marinated the night before, then all you have to do is pop it in the oven at dinnertime.

Tip: Cooking the chicken on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet allows the heat to hit all sides.

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Clinton Kelly’s Grasshoppa! Milk Shake

This one is for the adults to enjoy after the kids go to bed! You can toast St. Patrick’s Day with Clinton Kelly’s favorite boozy milk shake.

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Sunny Anderson's Grilled Green Tomato Bloody Mary

Another adults-only item is Sunny Anderson’s delish green tomato Bloody Mary. Now, if you have time for brunch on St. Patrick’s Day, this would be perfect. But there’s no rule saying this couldn’t be a nightcap as well.

Get in the spirit this St. Patrick's Day with these amazing green foods that will be fun for the whole family! And they're all packed with flavor – no bland green eggs here.

Tell us in the comments – what green foods do you like to serve on St. Patrick's Day?

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