St. Patrick's Day Storytime Snack


I'm not super into St. Patrick's Day, but I do think it's fun to make the day festive. I feel like holidays are usually all about sugar, so I'm sharing a few ideas that are healthy and simple. Pair one of these ideas with some green napkins and a favorite green book (or leprechaun-themed title) and you're good to go!

 

My favorite title for this holiday is Fiona's Lace. If you're not familiar with author/illustrator Patricia Polacco,  you're in for a treat. She takes stories from her family history and creates moving picture books. They're text-heavy and best for kids who have a long attention span for listening. But they're always unique and inspiring! This particular story is about the author's great-great-grandmother who learned the art of lace-making in Ireland. Years later, her beautiful lace provides for and preserves her family. It is a touching tale.

 

Both of these smoothies are super delicious! I made the shamrock smoothie at lunchtime today, and my 4-year-old declared, "Mom, you make the best smoothies! This is yummy." That's a win, right there, because they're also full of nutrition!

 

Shamrock Smoothie

1 c. almond milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 T. almond butter

1 t. cinnamon

1/4 avocado

2 handfuls spinach

1/2 banana, frozen in chunks

10 ice cubes

Layer ingredients in order in blender jar. Blend until smooth and serve cold.

 

Spring Green Smoothie

1 c. coconut milk

2 handfuls spinach

1 ripe banana

2 c. frozen pineapple

Layer ingredients in order in blender jar. Blend until smooth and serve cold.

 

Green Refresher Smoothie

1 c. almond milk or coconut water

2 handfuls spinach

1/4 - 1/2 English cucumber

1 c. green grapes

1 c. frozen pineapple

1 very thin slice lime or splash of lime juice

6 ice cubes

Layer ingredients in order in blender jar. Blend until smooth and serve cold.

 

Rainbow Fruit Platter

Red: strawberries, raspberries

Orange: oranges, mangoes

Yellow: pineapple

Green: grapes, kiwi

Blue: blueberries

Purple: red grapes, blackberries

Lay in order on large platter or make individual rainbow fruit kebabs. For fluffy clouds, add marshmallows. Kids love creating this rainbow! 

 

Rainbow Vegetable Platter

Red: red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes

Orange: carrots

Yellow: yellow bell peppers

Green: broccoli, celery, cucumbers

(Blue & purple: just skip it. That'd be gross.)

Create clouds with ranch dip or cauliflower florets.

 

 

 

 


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