What kind of healthy plans do you have for St. Patrick’s Day? How about eating green? That is, green fruits and green vegetables. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Breakfast: honey dew melon, grapes, pears, apples, kiwi
Lunch and Dinner: spinach, soybeans, avocado, cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, green peppers, peas, cabbage, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, zucchini, olives, green tomatoes
Another way to make this day healthier is to go easy on the beer. Instead of only drinking regular beer, alternate with non-alcoholic beer. You can make the beer green by adding a few drops of liquid chlorophyll, available at health food stores.
Also, don’t assume that you must serve corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish in Ireland eat as much fish as they do beef. So serving fish on St. Patrick’s Day is just as traditional as corned beef. In fact, fish is a lighter, much healthier alternative to heavy combinations like corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. These items can be very taxing on the digestive system and arteries.