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Monday, March 11, 2019 - Show Off your Green for St. Patty's Day!




Looking for creative ways to be GREEN for St. Patrick's Day this year?

PowerUp with these tasty kid-approved recipes!




1. Presto! Celery Leaf Pesto

For as little as seven ingredients, you can have a delicious pesto to put on your pasta, eggs, or spread on a yummy sandwich!




2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These are not only easy to make, but also can be modified to fit whatever flavor your family wants!




3. Try for 5 Guacamole
This will PowerUp your family whether you put it on your eggs and toast in the morning, or use it as a St. Patrick's Day snack with some peppers or cucumber slices!




4. Avocado Apple Smoothie
Looking for a sweet snack? Look no further with this smoothie! This smooth, tasty treat can be easily served to all of your St. Patty's Day friends and family!




5. Juicy Pear Smoothie
Another way to PowerUp is with this juicy smoothie! It has bananas, pears, apples, and other yummy ingredients in it to create the sweetest sensation!




6. Kiwisicles
These cute snacks are a must try! Whether you blend them or put them right on a stick, they are easy to make and are fun to look at once you're done!




7. Zucchini Pancakes
If you're a pancake fan, jazz up your breakfast routine with these! To make it extra tasty, try serving with yogurt on top!




8. Lucky Kiwis
If you have a creative kid in your family, these are a perfect project to decorate your meal! For extra fun, try with cucumber and zucchini!




9. Roasted Garlicky Green Beans

These yummy St. Patty's Day green beans are a perfect match to add to your lunch or dinner! They are super flavorful and an easy way to PowerUp your family!




10. Cabbage Wrap and Roll

Enjoy this veggie-packed meal this St. Patty's Day! This delicious recipe is great for lunches or snacks and will fill your family's bellies right up!



Send a picture of your PowerUp St. Patty's Day recipe and you could see it on our Facebook page or website! For information on how to send a picture, click here!


Looking for more ways to PowerUp?
Visit our website here to find more information about us!
You'll find fun activities for kids, more recipes to try, a calendar of our upcoming events, and much more!



PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make it easy and fun for kids and families to eat better and move more in the St. Croix Valley area. Launched in 2013, PowerUp works with community advisors and partners across the St. Croix Valley to create positive community change. PowerUp helps kids grow up healthy through: kids cooking classes; open gyms and outdoor activities; stronger school wellness guidelines; more healthy foods at food shelves, community events and concessions.

PowerUp addresses the core contributors to overweight and obesity in children. Research shows that today’s children are experiencing weight issues at younger ages and will live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents, unless we commit to significant, wide spread change. Together, we are already engaging our communities and creating change to improve these trends and help our kids grow up healthy.