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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Box | Family Economics

By Erin

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and it’s time to start thinking about what fun green food goodies you can pack in your family’s lunchboxes!

I love getting to “play with my food” in fun and clever ways (despite all the warnings I received as a child, and warnings I give my children now). I love getting to surprise my husband and my son with fun and different foods in their lunch boxes every now and then.

Since my oldest son’s favorite color is green and since he likes most green foods, I thought we’d have a little fun this St. Patrick’s Day.

Since the “green day” is on Saturday this year, I’ll be packing his lunch on Friday with some green goodies…guacamole with chips (the new guacamole flavored chips have a bit of a green tint to them), green grapes and kiwi slices.

green lunch boxAnd maybe a little ham if we have any leftovers from our “green eggs and ham” breakfast. (I might also make these Irish Soda Bread Wedges too!)

And now I don’t have to worry about him getting pinched in the lunchroom!

Other green goodies you could send in a “St. Patrick’s Day Lunch”:

•    Honeydew melon
•    Green pears
•    Sweet peas
•    Green beans
•    Broccoli florets with ranch dressing
•    Lettuce salad with green peppers and avocado slices
•    Leftover green lentils (like these)
•    Fried okra or fried green tomatoes, for those southern food lovers!

What green goodies do you plan on cooking this St. Patrick’s Day?

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On Thursday, March 15, 2012, amy from ny wrote

How do you make green popcorn?! Appreciate all the great ideas...........

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, patmastert wrote

A green lunch has been a tradition with us for over twenty years. We start with a green bagel spread with green tinted cream cheese and pepperoni slices. We have a pickle, green jello, green popcorn, maybe a green apple or green grapes, sometimes we can find green jellied candies and ofcourse a green drink. Some years vary when I find a different green food to include. I have never used green dip but that is a simple and delicious addition to our list. Thanks.

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