The Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Food Link-up

March 14, 2014

There’s a descent chance you will find me passed out somewhere on the streets of NYC this weekend. Partially having to do with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities going down, and partially because a week’s worth of recipes has completely exhausted me. Mostly I’m just excited to see my best friends.

These are the girls who have known me since I was 8 years old and wore a white and green striped onesie on the first day of summer camp. The girls who I comforted through a never-ending month of homesickness (love you Daley!), were there for my first kiss, didn’t judge me for my unibrow and laughed our asses off with when our band “Raw Skin Meaty Vegetables feat. The Canteloupe Squashers” performed in the talent show.

I love them more then green food, and that means A LOT.

the great st. patrick's day green food link-up round-upBut since I can’t host up a link-up about them without making myself seem super creepy, we’re doing GREEN FOODS instead. Oh yeah and that whole St. Patrick’s Day thing too.

If you’ll be celebrating please be that person who shows up with healthy green foods to help your friend’s stomachs absorb all that beer. They may give you funny looks for trying to sneak spinach into their food, but when they wake up hangover-less they are certain to thank you.

Here are my ideas (yes I’m suggesting feeding brussels at your St. Patrick’s Day Party). Looking forward to what you guys bring to the table!

We kicked off the week by discussing how I would fail on the Paleo diet, but still managed to throw together some AHH-MA-ZING Paleo Peppermint Donuts with Coconut Green Frosting. Seriously, make these.

paleo peppermint donutsThen I attempted a creative twist on brussels sprouts by adding blueberries. The recipe was awesome just not-so-green. Make them anyway.

roasted rosemary brussels sprouts with blueberriesA lack of green called for a doubly green recipe with these Raw Key Lime Pistachio Bites made from just 3 ingredients!

raw key lime pistachio bites

Green week just wouldn’t be complete without some pickle. Why not add dried dill and pickle juice to your avocado? Seems totally logical to me…

dill avocado toastYou didn’t think I would do a round-up of green recipes without including pancakes, did you? These Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes are legit to-die-for and naturally green from spinach. No need to tell anyone.

green silver dollar banana pancakes

Now it’s your turn! I’m stoked to see what green recipes you’ve whipped up!

the great st. patricks day green food link-up

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends (well almost…)! Will you be celebrating? Did you link-up? What’s your favourite green food?


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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 14, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Thanks for hosting stunner. I hope the #wholeDavida contribution gets the seal of approval.

    Also…please please please have a marg at OUR joint on my behalf. Cheers.

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    March 14, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Damn, I’m late!! I am still a little drunk from Carneval I guess, so my mind is all foggy and I didn’t plan my recipe to load up today. I will link up Sunday night! Sorry!
    And have an AMAZING time in NYC. I pass over my prosecco soaked self to you – you can continue where I ended on Thursday morning – with lots of champagne and laughter! Have fun!!

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    Juli @1000lovelythings
    March 14, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Aaaah, great idea! I’ve just happend to come across your link-up and I’m joining in though my recipe isn’t totally green (at least not on the picture) I hope you don’t mind. You got me with all the green! I love green food!
    Especially the raw key lime pistachio bites make my mouth water!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

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    meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles
    March 14, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Have the best time here in the city!

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    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green
    March 14, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Awesome idea, Davida. I’m loving all the link ups already. Sadly I had no time to make a green creation. I’ll have to make one of your green recipes to impress my friends this weekend!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    March 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Yesss I linked up! I kind of shocked to be honest. Butttt my recipe isn’t healthy. It’s actually 100% terrible for you. So if I head to any St. Patty’s parties (I’m not), I’ll have to rely on one of the other recipes to get something healthy there. 😉 Good thing it already looks like there will be a LOT of amazing choices! I can’t wait to check them out, but I’m going to have to eat breakfast first because last time I perused your link up submissions I ended up starving.

    Have an AMAZING time with your best friends this weekend. That’s medicine for the soul.

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    March 14, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I love how you went green ALL WEEK! I need those silver dollars in my life. Along with the key lime bites. Okay, fine, I need all of these.

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    March 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I’m still kind of upset with you for not throwing this party on MONDAY when I could have actually joined, but I guess I’ll forgive ya… eventually.

    Have an awesome time in NYC while I hang out here in boring old Edmonton.

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    March 14, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I love that you are doing this again! So much goodness just from you alone, I can’t wait to see what other people contribute! I am sharing my raw thin mint green tea ice cream cake because I know you loved it so much 😉

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    March 14, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Omg have sooooo much fun this weekend! Getting to see old friends is one of the most exciting things I swear. Also loved this link-up–I enjoy being forced to make something HA otherwise I will just make bites and only bites forever and always<3

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    Beckhy @ Olives n Wine
    March 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I’m going to spend my evening going through ALL of these healthy green recipes for my inspiration next week. This is such a great link-up idea! And although my photos don’t look super green, I promise that there is green pesto and green Brussels sprouts in my recipe 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend – if you have the urge, come join me in Chicago tomorrow. I’ll be by the green river 😉

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    March 14, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Your linkups are so fun but they make me sweat. Reminds me of this thing we have to do in my English class, we have to write pieces with obstructions. This is like that.

    Have a faaaaabulous time this weekend! I know you will. & safe travels. xo

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    March 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Looks like this link up is going to be another success! Thanks again for hosting it. 🙂

    I don’t think I’m doing anything for St. Patty’s Day since it’s on a Monday and I’m now old/an adult/lame/all of the above. Have fun in NYC!!!

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    March 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Anything Irish + naturally green foods + a link-up party = I’m there! So excited I had to make THREE green recipes! And rest assured I’ll be doing it all over again on Monday; I love St. Patty’s Day! Thanks for hosting!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    March 14, 2014 at 8:33 am

    So I should bring a green smoothie to go along with green beer on Monday? I can do that…because I hate beer so I won’t be drinking it. The holiday is probably a bit wasted on me…whatever, I’ll go for the green foods.
    Have a great time in NYC!

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
    March 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for hosting this link up lady! Wishing you safe travels AND a marvelous time in NYC with your friends!

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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
    March 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Yay I love the green link-up! I did a quick post specifically to link-up to THIS link-up!

    Have fun in NYC!! <3

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    Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
    March 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for hosting this fun link-up! Have the best time in NYC. Jealous!

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    cait @pieceofcait
    March 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I came to comment on your blog & realized I had a recipe already waiting, chocolate avocado mousse! All your green eats look delish, those pistachio bites… oh my!!!! 🙂 have so much fun in NYC!xo

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    March 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic collection of green foods 😀 Happy St. Patricks day! Have fun!

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    March 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I am terrible and didn’t make anything green this week. It was kind of rough week and I totally dropped the ball. I’m sooooo sorry! 🙁

    I am excited to see you in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    March 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    So many great sounding recipes here! Thanks for pushing us all to get creative 🙂

    Have an amazing time in NYC! Looks like the weather will be perfect [finally] for frolicking through the streets, a beer in each hand!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    March 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This post is Racist.

    I have some St. Patty’s Day “goodies” but they ain’t green… However, I might just SUBMIT ONE and see if you approve! Ha! BREAKING THE RULES BABY 😉

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    March 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I’m green with envy over your delicious green snacks 🙂

    I would never have considered putting brussels sprouts and blueberries together but I love the idea!

    Hope you have a blast in NYC!!!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    March 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The major ish here is that I want to eat them all. I’m thinkin I’ll start my day tomorrow with that dill avo toast, have a peppermint donut an hour later followed by the blueby brussels, and end the day with pancakes, obvi. Done and done.

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    March 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    There’s a whole lotta goodness in this link up! These chicks are creative! My favorite green food is mint chocolate chip ice cream. Last years hangover taught me to celebrate with food and not beer. Whoopsie!

    Have a great time celebrating St. Patty’s in NYC! If you don’t pass out somewhere or on someone, you’re doing it wrong 😉

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    Taylor @ greens & chocolate
    March 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    So much green food!!! Love it. Have the best time with your friends this weekend! Old friends are the best 🙂

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    March 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I immediately wanted to go home and make those doughnuts. Alas- no almond meal. I might be making the pancakes instead. I’m seriously wanting something sweet.

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    March 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Because I wasn’t in the kitchen much this week, I still don’t even have a plan for Monday so I didn’t link up. The good news is I found lots of great green recipes so I should be ready for Monday!!!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    March 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Holler for green food! 🙂 Thanks for hosting another fab link party. Be safe and have fun this weekend!

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    March 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve been craving those key lime pistachio balls/bites and the pancakes ever since I saw them! I hope you have an absolutely amazing time in NYC! I bought my dogs some One Lucky Duck green kale dog treats the last time I was there and those are definitely my dogs’ favorite green food!

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    March 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I hope you have a fabulous and safe weekend!!!! 🙂

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    Molly @ The Happiness Recipe
    March 15, 2014 at 12:27 am

    What a great link up! These are definitely some great alcohol-free ways to celebrate St. Patty’s day which is only fitting since it is on a Monday!

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    March 15, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    What a wonderful link-up post dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day! I’m thinking whether I should dye my hair green or not, I’m not so sure yet. I hope you have a great time with your best friends!

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    March 16, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day Davida!! Loving all of the green recipes. I’m sorry I missed participating in this one!

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    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
    March 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Shared my link! Now I’m off to check out your recipes. They look amazingly good!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    March 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Let it rain green with all these recipes. Donuts and Brussels Sprouts? Yes, please.

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    March 17, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I’m soooo behind on my blog reading. Brussels and blueberries?! That’s just my sort of #strangebutgood! 🙂

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    Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog
    March 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks for hosting 🙂 I may just have to make those pancakes right now…

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers
    March 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Oh yum! So much goodness all in one spot. I knew there would be a lot of fun linkups to this one! 🙂

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
    March 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! Loving all these healthy green foods to celebrate.

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    March 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Those donuts girl..my gosh… those donuts!!!
    Need them in my life NOW. Ive been craving a donut for MONTHS now, which is weird considering that I have a donut pan and could make some!

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    March 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Hope you had a great time in NYC!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day 🙂

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