It is undeniable that one of the best aspects about the holidays is the food. Unfortunately, holidays that occur in the Spring interfere with our goals to maintain a healthy diet in time for spring break and summer! Luckily, there are tons of ways to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit without completely ruining your health kick. Here are five green recipes that will show you how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a healthy way:

1. Avocado Toast   

Toast with avocado mash is all the rage right now. To spice up your regular avo toast, garnish with greens! Arugula and cilantro will add flavor and get you in the spirit.

2. Celery with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

The best combination hands down is peanut butter and chocolate. To incorporate this delicious duo into a sweet yet healthy snack, fill celery with peanut butter to keep with the green theme! To make things a little more flavorful for this special holiday, add those dark chocolate chips, some yogurt chips, or even raisins! 

3. Green Smoothie or Smoothie Bowl

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Sneaking spinach and kale into any smoothie or smoothie bowl is the perfect way to get in your greens without even noticing! Not only are they perfect for detoxing, they'll also turn your smoothie the perfect green to get you excited for St. Patrick's Day! If you're making a bowl, try topping with fun greens like kiwi or even shredded coconut flakes colored with green food dye!

4. Kale Chips

Kale chips are the perfect healthy snack to satisfy any savory craving. Not to mention they're green, and therefore perfect for a St. Patrick's Day alternative to chips! They are also super easy and fun to make! Add some flavor with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

5. Spinach Salad Loaded with Greens

Salads are the perfect lunch or dinner to celebrate the festivities because they can be LOADED with tasty greens! Change up your boring salad by adding tasty green veggies such as broccoli, edamame, brussels sprouts, green peppers, scallions, cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, and obviously avocado.

Enjoy these five delicious green recipes that are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any time. It is important to remember that it is always possible to celebrate any occasion in an enjoyable, yet healthy, way!