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3 Healthy Takes on Beloved St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day Celebration with three healthier versions of traditional St. Patty's Day foods.

Updated February 28, 2022

Whether your ancestors hail from the homeland or you simply like rocking different shades of green – we're all Irish on St. Patty's Day. And no matter how you celebrate, it's the best excuse to get together with friends, eat delicious food, and, sure, probably drink some green beer.

Zero judgment here.

To help inspire your festivities – we compiled healthier versions of some famous St. Patrick's Day recipes.

Are they delicious? You know it. Are they traditional? Kind of. Will you feel less bloated the next morning? Depends on the green beer. Again, no judgment.

Healthier Corned Beef and Cabbage
This holiday staple (while undeniably delish) has a habit of devouring your calorie count. Here, we substitute the potatoes with some fresh veggies to create a wholesome, mouthwatering dish.
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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
If the word "bread" intimates you – fear not, friends. No kneading, proofing, or bread-baking experience required. Plus, it pairs beautifully with the recipe above!
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Shamrock Smoothie
If you need a concoction to balance out the partying, this will do the trick. It's packed with nutritious ingredients while maintaining a natural green color that's mandatory for the day.
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We hope you have a happy, healthy, and delicious St. Patrick's Day! And don't forget, if you've been dealing with tummy issues, Virtua’s comprehensive digestive health program is designed to help with gut issues, big or small. Connect with our digestive health team today!