Go green for St. Patrick’s Day - with a splash of yellow!

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St Patrick’s Day has a way of bringing out the Irish in all of us. Even though, many of us have no Irish heritage at all! However, it may seem that these holidays just never stop. We’ve jumped from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and then straight into New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, with hardly any time to regain balance. Is it really worth all the trouble? Here are some easy, healthy, green recipes to make your St. Patrick’s Day relaxing and enjoyable this year.

Sneak some veggies in your kid’s breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day! Cut a slice of green bell pepper and use it at an egg ring. Call them ‘Leprechaun eggs’ and voilà! Your little ones will be eating a vegetable that is generally tricky to get them to eat, all in the shape of a shamrock. If you have a little more time on your hands, whip up a Banana and Nut Loaf. Secretly add two handfuls of blended spinach and you’ll have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day green loaf. It’s an easy recipe that kids will go crazy for.

Add a dose of nutrition into your St. Patrick’s Day. Boost your digestive health with a Kiwi, Ginger and Chiquita Banana Smoothie. Simply throw all the ingredients in a blender and it’s ready in seconds! If you want more of a kick to your morning, try the Green Spiced Banana Smoothie. Both recipes contain ginger which has numerous health benefits. It improves absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body, stimulates your digestions, eases cramps and upset stomachs, and so much more. These green smoothies aren’t just limited to St. Paddy’s Day.

If you’re a keen entertainer and St. Patrick’s Day means throwing a dinner party at your house, Prawn Stir-fry with Curried Chiquita Banana Sauce is the recipe for you. It may not be green. But it’s simple and hassle free to make in big portions for a group of friends. Above all, it only takes 30 minutes. Garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and sliced spring onion and you’ll be sure to impress your guests. Not forgetting the little guests, Homemade Chiquita Banana Chips will be a hit for the kids. A healthy alternative to potato chips which is cost effective and effortless. To top it off with a sweet treat, prepare Banana and Coconut Energy Bites. These will keep both the big kids and the little ones happy. Add drops of green food colouring to stay on theme.

And there you have it, the luck of the Irish with a dash of Chiquita for a healthy, enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.