Simple Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home
Just because our favorite food is Mediterranean, doesn’t mean we don’t love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! So, we’ve come up with a few of our favorite ways to celebrate this exciting, green-filled holiday.
Festive Foods Try making a Greek Yogurt Green Smoothie or Leprechaun Snack Mix. These festive recipes can be made without an oven, making it simple and fun for the whole family to get involved. Walk the kids through step-by-step or sit back and let them figure it out on their own!
Greek Yogurt Green Smoothie
– 1 cup baby spinach
– 1 banana, sliced
– 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
– 1/2 cup ice
– 1/2 cup water
Add the spinach, banana, Greek yogurt, ice and water to a blender, and blend until smooth.
Leprechaun Snack Mix
– 1 box (10.5 oz.) Lucky Charms™ cereal
– 6 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
– 4 cups white vanilla baking chips
– 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
Pour Lucky Charms™ cereal onto a large tray. Pick out all the marshmallows (about 2 cups); set aside to add later. Measure 2 cups of the remaining Lucky Charms™ cereal (without the marshmallows) into a large bowl; reserve remaining cereal for another use. Add Rice Chex™ cereal to the large bowl.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Pour over cereal mixture in large bowl; toss to coat.
Spread mixture in a single layer on waxed paper. Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Gently break up mixture; toss in reserved marshmallows and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Send a St. Patrick’s Day Card
Let someone in your life know how “lucky” you are to have them by mailing them a St. Paddy’s Day card. Since people don’t normally send out cards for this holiday, it will be a nice surprise, sure to brighten your friend or family member’s day! Pro tip: Make it extra special by adding in a Simple Greek gift card.
Learn Something New
Do you know the story of St. Patrick? Or how about the date of the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade? There’s more to this holiday than wearing green and consuming green beverages. (Even though those activities are fun!) Spend a little bit of time this March learning something new about St. Patrick’s Day – then share it with your friends and family.