Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Simple St. Patrick's Day Lunch Ideas

You may have guessed by now, but I love making holiday themed lunches for the boys. For St. Patrick's Day, I made a couple of different kinds of lunches.
For the first lunch, I found a green pepper that had three loops and cut horizontal slices. I then cut little slivers for the stems from the left over pieces to create a shamrock shape. I made a sandwich and added 'golden' carrots and sugar snap peas to keep with the green St. Pat's Day theme.

The second lunch also had carrots and pepper slices. My boys generally eat the fruit and vegetables first and save the sandwich for last. I placed a chocolate gold coin under the sandwich for them to find.

Another easy idea is to make a sandwich and to cut out a shamrock shape with a cookie cutter.

Green food ideas: (Some of the ideas you probably wouldn't eat plain, like parsley or limes, but they can be added to a dish or used as a garnish.)

  • Vegetables:
    • Green Beans
    • Sugar Snap Peas
    • Snow Peas
    • Salad (there's a ton of different lettuces and most of them are green!)
    • Zucchini (if  you have a large enough zucchini, you could make stuffed zucchini and use lots of green veggies in the filling)
    • Cucumber
    • Celery 
    • Cabbage (green)
    • Green bell peppers (maybe make stuffed peppers)
    • Broccoli (baked potatoes topped with broccoli, anyone?)
    • Kale
    • Spinach
    • Brussels Sprouts (our favorite way to eat them is seasoned and grilled, recipe here.)
    • Lima beans
    • Asparagus
    • Peas 
    • Parsley
    • Green onions
    • Leeks
    • Bok Choy
    • Cauliflower (I saw a green one at the store the other day.)
    • Greens (collard, mustard)
  • Fruit:
    • Kiwi
    • Green apples (granny smith, golden delicious-more a yellow color)
    • Green grapes 
    • Pears
    • Cantaloupe 
    • Star Fruit (more of a yellow-green color) 
    • Avocado (green on the inside) or make guacamole and serve with green tortilla chips
    • Green olives
    • Artichokes (maybe make artichoke spinach dip)
    • Green tomatoes (fried for extra deliciousness) 
    • Limes
  • Desserts:
    • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    • Lime sorbet
    • Ice Cream Sandwiches with Green Sprinkles
    • Key lime pie 
    • Green (lime) jello
    • Candied Popcorn (using green colored white chocolate or candy melts)
    • Ice cream punch using lime sorbet and lime soda
  • Make Green Noodles to go with lunch/dinner. Many stores carry spinach noodles, which are green in color.
  • Pistachio nuts 
  • Green Tea 
  • Pesto
  • Green Salsa (salsa verde)

1 comment:

  1. I am sure your boys are gonna be so happy to see their amazing lunch.


I love to hear from you! I promise I read every comment, but I don't always remember to respond to each one.