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Ask a Health Advocate: What are some healthy green recipes I can make for St. Patrick’s Day?

Green isn’t just the traditional color to wear on St. Patrick’s Day—it’s also a color you should eat! Many healthy green foods are packed with nutrients—often the darker the shade of green it is, the healthier the food is. We’re sharing some of our favorite green recipes with you to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, or anytime you’re hungry for a healthy dish!

SHAMROCK SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Combine and toss all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with your favorite dressing!

EMERALD VEGGIE ROAST

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • 4 zucchini, diced
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon

Put all the vegetables into a gallon-sized plastic zippered bag. Add the olive oil and lemon juice. Close and shake the bag so that the veggies are well coated. Pour the vegetables into a casserole dish and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

LEPRECHAUN SMOOTHIE DELIGHT

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Using a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

ST. PAT’S AVOCADO PESTO AND PASTA

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium avocado—peeled, pitted, and halved
  • 1 cup basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound linguini

Cook pasta according to directions and set aside. To make the sauce, place all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Toss the pasta with the sauce and top with Parmesan cheese.

We hope you enjoy these delicious green eats on March 17th—or any time of the year. From all of us at Health Advocate, we hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the Wellness Coaching program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more healthy recipes.

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