It’s hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! It feels like I was just packing Valentine’s Day-themed food for my daughter’s lunches for school. If your kids are anything like mine, they are absolutely holiday obsessed, and they look forward to holiday-themed foods. Who doesn’t love celebrating the holidays with scrumptious foods?!
My family is obsessed with eating brunch, so this year we will be doing a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch! Yes, you guessed it; it will include green and rainbow-themed foods! So I figured I would share 9 fun (very easy) ideas with everyone.
(Note: In a lot of these recipes, I try to include a dye-free alternative, so it’s more natural for you.)
1. Fried Green Pepper Shamrock Eggs
Cut your green peppers horizontally, and you will find that they look like a shamrock. Place your green peppers on a frying pan and let it cook for three to four minutes. After that, crack your egg but slowly try to pour it inside the green pepper. Once its cooked, add a bit of salt and pepper to your desired taste.
2. Hummus Kiwi Avocado Toast
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: that sounds really gross. But trust me, it isn’t! I tried this simple recipe last week, and I was truly amazed by how tasty it was. Grab two slices of bread and toast them. Then smear avocado, layer your favorite hummus on top, and then l place 2-3 sliced kiwis on top of the hummus. Not only does it taste good, but it’s so good for you, too!
3. Green Pancakes
If you are not big on food dyes to color the pancakes green, try adding a teaspoon of spinach juice. If you have a juicer, you can make your own spinach juice. You will be pleasantly surprised by how vibrant your green pancakes will be. After your pancakes are finished cooking, add a little bit of whip cream on top and sliced fresh fruit.
4. Shamrock Smoothie
No, not like the ones they serve at fast-food restaurants. This smoothie recipe will make you feel better as it’s a healthy alternative. With your blender, add spinach, frozen peaches, frozen pineapples, one cup of milk/almond milk, a half cup of yogurt, a whole banana, and a couple of ice cubes. Blend the ingredients all together! Your kids will be obsessed with their green St. Patrick’s Day smoothie; they won’t even know it has spinach in it.
5. Rainbow Milk
Might not be the healthiest, but once in awhile, it won’t hurt. Take a tiny bit of vanilla icing to rim your glass, then dip it in rainbow sprinkles. Now you’re ready to pour your milk inside. It’s a festive way to drink milk. I’m sure your kids will love it, too!
6. Broccoli Scrambled Eggs
Take a handful of frozen broccoli and either defrost it in the microwave or start defrosting it in the skillet. Once it is soft, take your pre-mixed eggs and pour it inside. Once it is finished cooking, add your favorite seasoning. My personal favorite is “Everything Bagel” seasoning. You can grab it at your local Trader Joes or Walmart. It gives your eggs and broccoli a little kick to it.
7. Over-the-Rainbow Fresh Fruit
This is a very simple crowd-pleaser. With a platter, cut up a variety of fresh fruit and make it into a rainbow. Not only will it look pretty, but, obviously, it’s very healthy.
8. Irish Parfait
I am so excited about this recipe this year. All you do is add green grapes to the bottom, pour your favorite organic vanilla yogurt, and then add mandarin oranges on top. Then enjoy!
9. Rainbow Waffles
With a waffle maker on hand, these will be so much fun to make. With separate bowls, add your batter, and again if you don’t want to use dye you can use spinach juice, beet juice, blueberries juice, or really any juice concentrate to add color to your batter. Once you’ve finished whipping up the batter in separate bowls and getting the color you desire, pour the batter in the waffles slowly, making a very colorful waffle. Once it is finished cooking, add whip cream and Lucky Charms to garnish the waffle. I’m sure your kids will go crazy over these waffles.
This concludes the list of St. Patrick’s Brunch Ideas. Let’s be honest, life’s too short for a boring brunch! I hope these ideas help inspire you to mix it up this year! It’s also so priceless to see your family’s reaction to the festive foods you make them! Totally worth it!
What are some of your favorite St. Patrick-themed foods? Drop some ideas in the comments below.
And be sure to check out Charleston Mom’s March calendar for all green-themed, local events!