Holy St. Paddy, There’s a Lot o’ Green in that Lunch

lunch on St. Patrick's Day 2014: green oats, edamame, sugar snap peas, Irish oatmeal biscuits, and pear slices
lunch on St. Patrick’s Day 2014: green oats, edamame, sugar snap peas, Irish oatmeal biscuits, and pear slices

In honor of the great patron saint of Ireland, today’s lunch is decidedly green. First, there are green Irish oats with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Actually, the oats aren’t Irish at all—they’re just green. I made a green smoothie with vanilla soy milk, frozen bananas, spinach and a little maple syrup, which I soaked the oats in overnight, along with some chia seeds and roasted flax seeds. Yum, I love green oats: they are sweeter than they look. For another blast of green, I added some edamame and sugar snap peas to this lunch. A sliced up pear completes the green theme. And the two shamrocks are actual Irish oatmeal biscuits. I think a little leprechaun threw in the gold coin. Although, strangely, it’s a gold quarter: definitely not Irish.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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