St. Patrick Inspires

Two things are happening in my world this week. I am getting my meal planning back on track with the Epicure 28-day challenge. And Friday is St. Patrick’s Day! When I was a wee lass in my twenties I celebrated this day like most, with green beer and more green beer. This time ’round I will be celebrating by sharing my eating clean with green recipes.

Day 1 was all about trying something new with Broccoli Bliss Soup. Day 2 was inspired by Thai Green Curry, and day 3 had me day dreaming about my time in Paris.

Eating Clean with Green

It is day 4 and I am doing great. I am sleeping better, I have more energy and the dishes I have chosen for my meal plan have truly inspired. But a girl needs a treat once in a while. When a fellow foodie suggested green muffins I was intrigued.

Sweet Spinach Muffins

If you want to get creative with your kids, you can call these “Hulk Muffins, Green Goblins, or Monster Muffins,” as suggested by the blogger, Terita, from the blog Super Healthy Kids. I followed her recipe to the letter, but my muffins didn’t turn out as green as hers. They were, however, mighty tasty. Follow her blog for the recipe.

Day 4

I do not work on Friday’s, which means St. Patrick’s Day came early for my co-workers today. I topped these healthy treats with my own low fat, low sugar recipe.

1/2 Cup low-fat cream cheese

1/2 Cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp Coconut Lime Sweet Dip Mix

When I mentioned that these were made with spinach, the ladies and one gent at my office, were oddly interested. I didn’t have to change the name to convince them to dig in. Several coworkers had two. And all of them asked for the recipe. As always, I was happy to share.

The other stars of my baking are pictured below. I will never go back to using another brand of baking powder ever again. My baking has never been fluffier. Psssst…it is also aluminum free!

Disclaimer: I am an independent Epicure Consultant. Epicure has not paid me to write this post. I share my experiences, good, bad and ugly of my own free will.