15 Healthier St. Patrick's Day Desserts and Snacks

15 Healthier St. Patrick's Day Desserts and Snacks

Whether you need to bring treats to a St. Patrick’s Day party or you just want to celebrate at home with your little leprechauns, you may be looking for themed snacks and green desserts everyone can enjoy. You’re in luck! (See what we did there?) We’ve rounded up these festive snacks and green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day.

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1. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

This Peppermint Chocolate Chip Nice cream is sweet and creamy with a hint of peppermint and lots of chocolate chips. Perfect for a cool homemade frozen treat anytime, plus it's dairy free and allergy friendly! - @TheFitCookie #recipe #vegan #paleo #dairyfree

If you’re looking for yummy green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day, try this vegan “nice cream” recipe. Made with a coconut milk base, this creamy treat is sweetened with bananas and flavored with just the right amount of peppermint.

Get the recipe at The Fit Cookie.

 

2. Popeye Pancakes

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Irish pancakes are one of our favorite traditional St. Patrick’s Day desserts, but we love this healthier version — blended spinach gives these pancakes their green color and packs a nutritional punch. They’re sure to be a favorite for the whole family!

Get the recipe at Elke Living.

 

3. Saint Patrick’s Day Bark

saint patricks day bark

How fun and festive is this pot-of-gold themed chocolate bark? Of course, marshmallows and sour belts don’t exactly qualify as “healthy St. Patrick’s Day desserts” — but you can make it healthier by swapping in dried fruits, nuts, or SmartSweets instead.

Get the recipe at The Inspiration Edit.

 

4. Vegan Shamrock Shake

vegan shamrock shake

This vegan take on the shamrock shake has the same creamy, minty, chocolatey taste you love — but with so much less sugar than the McD’s version. Best of all, it’s ready in five minutes and uses only seven ingredients.

Get the recipe at Keeping the Peas.

 

5. Lime Avocado Yogurt Parfait

Lime Avocado Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

If you’re looking for easy St. Patrick’s day desserts, it doesn’t get much easier than this delicious parfait made from simple ingredients like Greek yogurt, lime, avocado, honey, and granola. (To reduce the sugar content, consider cutting the amount of honey you use in half — or skip it altogether — since the granola already has added sugar.)

Get the recipe at Rainbow Delicious.

 

6. Gluten Free Vegan Matcha Strawberry Cake

A slice of matcha sponge cake with strawberry frosting on a blue plate against a dark brown background

This vegan, gluten-free cake is moist, fluffy, and covered in a tangy strawberry frosting. Reduce the added sugar in this recipe by replacing half the maple syrup with mashed ripe banana, and lower the amount of saturated fat per serving by cutting the cake into 12 slices instead of eight.

Get the recipe at Rhian’s Recipes.

 

7. Homemade Kale Crackers

Easy homemade kale crackers recipe made by combining kale and flour. They are sprinkled with salt to make a healthy snack! I love these as a healthy, low carb alternative to potato chips!

Want to prepare some healthy St. Patrick’s Day snacks for your family? These easy-to-make kale crackers will satisfy your salty, crunchy cravings while sneaking in some leafy greens.

Get the recipe at Brooklyn Farm Girl.

 

8. Gluten Free Vegan Banana Oats Spinach Muffins

Gluten Free Vegan Dairy Free Green Muffins

These gluten-free and vegan muffins are the perfect snack for a St. Patrick’s Day school event — but they’re also a great on-the-go breakfast any time of year.

Get the recipe at Enhance Your Palate.

 

9. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs No Mayo

Green deviled eggs are a festive and healthy St. Patrick’s Day snack — and this recipe subs avocado for mayo, adding extra flavor and some healthy fats.

Get the recipe at Tasty Galaxy.

 

10. Naturally Sweetened Pot o’ Gold Applesauce

This Naturally Sweetened Pot o' Gold Applesauce is such a fun St. Patrick's Day snack! Quick, easy – and so healthy, too! With natural sweetness from a surprising (golden!) mix-in, your kids will love the luck-o-the-Irish twist, and you'll love all the great nutrition! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

This St. Patrick’s Day snack recipe adds some festive updates to a basic bowl of unsweetened applesauce — just use a cookie cutter to create the green apple “shamrocks,” and sprinkle some golden raisins on top for a leprechaun-approved after-school snack.

Get the recipe at Two Healthy Kitchens.

 

11. Avocado and Kiwi Smoothie with Lime and Chia Seeds

Avocado & Kiwi Smoothie with Lime and Chia Seeds

Made with kiwi and avocado, this green smoothie is silky and delicious — and it only takes 5 minutes to make! Sprinkle with chia seeds for an added nutritional boost, and stick with a half-serving to reduce the calorie count.

Get the recipe at Skinny Spatula.

 

12. St. Patrick’s Day Board

st patricks day snacks - veggies board

This vibrant and healthy St. Patrick’s day snack board is full of colorful fruits and veggies your whole family will gobble up in minutes! It’s versatile too — just use whatever green foods you have in your fridge or pantry.

Get the recipe at Eating By Elaine.

 

13. Goat Cheese Covered Grapes

Grape goat cheese bite cut in half - These goat cheese covered grapes rolled in pistachios are crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and bursting with juicy flavor!

These goat cheese-covered grapes are rolled in pistachios, so they’re crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. And if you’re looking for easy St. Patrick’s Day snacks, they only contain 3 ingredients!

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

 

14. Keto-Friendly Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Avocado Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

These cocoa-dusted truffles are festive on the inside! Mash avocado and mix in simple ingredients like cocoa powder and vanilla extract for a simple, yummy St. Patrick’s Day dessert treat.

Get the recipe at Let’s Eat Cake.

 

15. Matcha Overnight Oats

matcha overnight oats in jar with spoon

Prep for St. Patrick’s Day the day before, and you’ll have more time to celebrate! These festive green overnight oats are made with matcha powder and chia seeds for a superfood boost.

Get the recipe at Fit Mitten Kitchen.

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Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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