It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re Irish or not, most people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day one way or another. Maybe you wear a little green. Maybe you tip back a pint or two. Or maybe you go all out, cooking everything green you can think of.
If you like to celebrate with food, I’ve found some sites offering healthier takes on Irish food – or Irish-y food (if you just want things to be green). Time to get that St. Patty’s day menu planned. You have two days and counting.
First up to bat is an old stand-by for me, EatWell.com with a collection of recipes. Here, you’ll find a recipe for whole wheat soda bread and a couple of Colcannon recipes scattered among other tasty offerings. They also offer a few recipes that involve beer and some that are ultra green, if not very authentic.
CookingLight.com also has a variety of Irish classics made healthier. This site is a more meat-heavy one, in case that is something you’re looking for (or not).
If you know you’re not about to cook a thing on Thursday, you just want to know if you can imbibe without blowing your diet, you’re in luck. Jennipher Walters of http://www.FitBottomedGirls.com, took a look at the calorie counts of some Irish beers for an article for Shape magazine.