By Kristin Sidorov
Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with flair, but a wee bit nervous about overdoing it on the holiday’s traditionally heavy fare? These lightened-up recipes are perfect for celebrating the year’s luckiest day—without skimping on St. Paddy’s must-haves or ruining your spring diet plans. From beer-and-Bailey’s infused cupcakes (oh, yeah) to classic soups and healthy green dishes that’ll bring out your inner leprechaun, (avocado mashed potatoes, anyone?) you’ll be celebrating in true Irish style.
—Green Eggs with Kale (Elana’s Pantry)
—Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup (Skinny Taste)
—Easy Irish Roasted Beets and Carrots (Return to Sunday Supper)
—Irish Cottage Pie (Gluten-Free Goddess)
—Brown Irish Soda Bread (The Galley Gourmet)
—Avocado Mashed Potatoes (A Full Measure of Happiness)
—Chicken Sausage with Potatoes and Sauerkraut (EatingWell)
—Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting (Skinny Taste)
Tell Us: How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Photo courtesy of A Full Measure of Happiness