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Green Foods to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

From breakfast to dinner and drinks to desserts, make a dish that is sure to delight this St. Patrick's Day.

Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches Recipe

 

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 slices deli ham, halved
  • 4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 329 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 230mg cholesterol, 716mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.

Directions

  1. Heat a 10-in. nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Whisk the eggs, milk and pesto. Add to skillet (mixture should set immediately at edges).
  2. As eggs set, push cooked edges toward the center, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set and top appears glossy, remove from skillet and cut into quarters.
  3. On each English muffin bottom, layer ham, eggs and cheese. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.

 

Party Spinach Spread Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, about 2/3 cup
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, stems trimmed and discarded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 74 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. Thaw spinach and drain thoroughly, squeezing out extra liquid. Wash parsley; pat dry on paper toweling. In food processor, chop parsley using steel blade. Add spinach and remaining ingredients; pulse until combined. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Serve with thin wheat crackers, buttery crackers or celery and cheese sticks. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

 

Lemon Lime Punch

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 envelopes unsweetened lemon-lime soft drink mix
  • 1 can (46 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 quart lime sherbet
Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 146 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

Directions

  1. In a punch bowl, combine the water, sugar and soft drink mix; stir until dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice. Refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale and top with scoops of sherbet.Yield: 6 quarts.


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