Healthy Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

March is here along with another holiday we celebrate to the fullest. St. Patrick’s day occurs on March 17 in observance of the death of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick and was first celebrated as a religious feast. Now, it has become more than just a feast but has evolved into festivals, parades, music, and everything green to celebrate Irish culture.

It’s the only month and day where we see the most green food and drinks and one of the reasons we need to be precautious about eating such food. This year make healthy delicious food that appeals to both you and your child or guest. If you’re looking to add green to your food, then we have some yummy recipes for you to try in celebration.

Green Eggs

They are not just green eggs but, ham as well. In addition to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with your food make a tribute to Dr. Seuss with this green eggs and ham recipe we’ve found for you. What a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and a beloved author with your breakfast eggs. Get the protein, nutrients and healthy full breakfast you need to keep you energized throughout the day and that is kind to your teeth.

Green Tortilla Chips

Making your own tortilla chips can be fun because you can make them in the shape of a shamrock, pot-of-gold, or anything St. Patrick’s Day theme! Tortilla chips may seem simple but they’re food accessories for party gatherings or just for your meal. Place them with your salad, on a plate with red or green salsa, or better yet nachos! It’s a festive way of celebrating and making your gathering or party St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Shamrock Smoothie

You’ve probably heard of shamrock smoothies before but we’re talking about a different shamrock smoothie. When you make your own shamrock smoothie rather than buying it you are opting out from the preservatives and sugar you find in the bought shamrock smoothies. Smoothies are easy to make and great if you’re in a rush in the morning or just want a snack.  

Now, you don’t need to have green food to celebrate. When we think of St. Patrick’s Day we think of shamrocks, everything green, and beer but what about the rest of what we associate with the day? The leprechauns, the pot-of-gold, and the rainbow where the gold lies. We can have rainbow colored food with are own yum pot-of-gold.

Veggie Wraps

A rainbow veggie wrap with bright rainbow colors, how fun is that. It looks like you are eating candy but it’s all healthy nutritious food. This is a great dish to serve at gatherings and children or even for a lunch meal. Keeping it simple and rich in nutrients allows you to maintain your teeth safe and healthy from the sugary foods. You can even cut the wrap to make them appear as rolls, smaller wraps for those of us who don’t eat that much.

Fruit Trifle

Need a snack during the day or after your meal opt for getting a rainbow fruit trifle! Have fun picking out your favorite food to create your rainbow tower of natural sweets. Fruits are great sugar alternatives to give to your children plus they provide the nutrients your body needs. They are easy snacks to make and take on the go.

During this holiday celebration, try new recipes which are both good and healthy for your teeth and body. Keeping healthy teeth is important step to maintaining your overall health and what better way to do it by making your own meals or snacks. What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day foods to eat?

Healthy Alternatives to Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is almost here, just 9 days away! Who’s ready? If you’re at a roadblock, we understand what that can feel like. Not knowing what gifts to give to your partner, family, and friends can be overwhelming.

This year why not start your Valentine’s day with a healthy treat? They’re a great way of replacing the sugar sweets with natural sweetness and benefits the body and teeth.

We’ve collected 5 cute, healthy Valentine’s Day treats you can make for your loved ones. They’re easy to make and suitable for kids. So, let the fun treats begin!

Strawberry Roses

Get creative with your strawberries! Roses- who doesn’t want them on Valentine’s day right? Instead of getting flowers make your strawberries into edible roses for an enjoyable snack. This recipe offers a healthy natural sweetness from your strawberries and in a simple arrangement in the form of a planting pot with raisins as dirt.

Ladybug Apples

Now, I know we shouldn’t play with our food, but it’s a lot more fun to make our fruits more appealing to eat than shoving them aside on our plate. Make ladybugs out of your green and red apples! A snack not only for adults but for kids who shy from eating their fruits. Not only will they be fun to look at but they will bring health benefits to your body such as essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that we need, even the calcium our teeth need.

Veggie Bouquet

We can’t forget our veggies! Creating a bouquet of our greens is great food option for a small gathering or party. Adding some green to your diet will increase the functions and maintenance of your body. Fun shape veggies can be more tempting to eat than it’s natural shape and size plus they can be made fit to be snackable bites for children. (If you prefer to have a fruit bouquet, you can always do that too.)

Blueberry-Lemon Tarts

This is a pastry, I know. It’s something for pastry lovers, and different from the other recipes we’ve mentioned. It’s February, and it’s American Heart Month meaning it’s awareness month for heart health. Blueberries are an excellent source of food to promote your heart health and to add flavor to your pastries. Not only will you be eating something delicious but it’ll boost your heart health and contains less than 7 grams of sugar.

Strawberry Ice

For those of us who aren’t that crazy for Valentine’s Day celebration but still want to participate, there’s a way! Consider it a small celebration for you but adds flavor in your water. Strawberry heart-shaped ice allows you to participate in a small way while giving your plain water some sweetness to it. It’s a simple recipe and if you’re struggling to get your kids to drink water add strawberry ices to get them drinking.

This Valentine’s Day give your loved ones something healthy to eat that’ll benefit their body. Have fun making and re-creating recipes you’ll love to use over and time again. Choose to eat naturally sweeten foods and sources of food promoting and increasing the functions of your body and heart health.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and heart health awareness month, treat yourself and your loved ones to treats made of blueberries and strawberries along with raspberries and blackberries as a source of boosting your heart health. Your body will thank you for it later. What healthy recipes do you make during Valentine’s Day or know of that’ll make a great Valentine’s Day treat?