It’s Easy Being Green

For St. Patrick’s Day, try serving up green meals all day long! My kids love this sort of thing. Bring your child to the store and let them help you create a green menu  – or get your supplies on your own and surprise them!

Send your child to school with a green lunch. Make a sandwich wrap using spinach wraps, make shamrock pepper slices and add in a green apple and key lime yogurt for dessert.

You can make shamrock pepper slices simply by slicing a green pepper across the middle.

My daughters love this green river float. Coat the rim of the glass with green sugar crystals (found in the baking section of the supermarket), drop in a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream and pour in some green river soda so it reaches the rim and creates a foamy top. Add a green straw and you're done.

My kids prefer to eat their vegetables raw and cold. Make a shamrock cup by slicing a green pepper in half and scooping out the seeds. I fill mine with peas and serve with a spoon and use the top of the pepper as a lid. My kids love this - it's simple and refreshing and perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

A spicy after school snack – green salsa with chips.

Another hot one - wasabi peas - a great tasting green treat for kids who like it hot.