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Yummy & Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day – a fun and colorful holiday that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to wear some green to avoid getting pinched, and get festive in the kitchen with these delicious and kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

Green Eggs and Ham (Recipe)

“Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!” Bring the Dr. Seuss classic to the breakfast table in a fun and healthy way. Before you make scrambled eggs, whisk a healthy serving of pesto in with the eggs. Make the pesto from scratch or buy your favorite ready-made brand. Fry up some ham or Canadian bacon, and St. Paddy’s Day breakfast is served!

Rainbow Pudding (Recipe)

Every child dreams of finding the pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow. Make your own edible rainbow (to go along with your DIY leprechaun finger puppets) out of a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen: sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, eggs, butter, vanilla and food coloring. Make the pudding base on the stovetop and chill it in the fridge for an hour. Then separate the pudding into six different bowls, add food coloring and layer all the colors into a final rainbow pudding masterpiece. This recipe might get a little messy, but your kids will love making and eating it.

Green Velvet Cupcakes (Recipe)

Move over, red velvet cupcakes; these emerald-green treats might become the new favorite in your house. Mix up a batch of simple yellow cake mix, adding eggs, buttermilk, oil, cocoa and green food coloring. Separate the mix into individual cupcake wrappers in a muffin pan and bake. Cool and decorate with frosting and green sprinkles.

Rainbow Fruits & Veggies

Looking for a creative way to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Here are two fun and healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes that they’ll eat right up.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Choose several different types of colorful fresh fruit – such as kiwi, strawberry, orange, pineapple, apple, blueberry, raspberry or mango. Wash and chop fruit into bite-sized chunks and slide onto wooden or metal skewers.

Rainbow Veggie Platter

Create a vibrant plate of vegetables – celery, red peppers, carrots, cucumbers, etc. – and serve with your favorite dip or salad dressing.

 

Photo Credit: Hooiser Homemade

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