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Green St. Patrick's Day Recipes You'll Actually Feel Good About Eating

These'll do you a whole lot better than that Guinness.

St. Patrick's Day is all about the green, but in the wrong kind of way. Pints and pints of Guinness only make us feel green (and so does all the corned beef and cabbage, now that you mention it). And though you might drink green beer out at a bar, it only loads your body with booze and artificial food coloring. So how do you celebrate this holiday in a healthy way?

It's pretty obvious. Mother Nature gave us the best answer -- greens. Leafy greens, green vegetables and green fruits will all make your body function a whole lot better than it will on your typical St. Paddy's Day fare, so load up on the recipes below and superpower yourself through the day. (And keep them handy all year round!)

We know this isn't exactly the most Irish way to celebrate, but we're considering it a new alternative. (In other words, we're sick of the hangovers.)

1
Miso-Tahini Avocado Toast With Black Sesame Gomashio
Dolly + Oatmeal
2
Apple + Collard Greens + Cucumber Juice
A Beautiful Mess
3
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Sarah Schatz/Food52
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4
Kale Breakfast Sandwich
Happy. Healthy. Life.
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5
Raw Kale Salad With Lentils And Sweet Apricot Vinaigrette
James Ransom
6
Pasta With Garlic Scapes Pesto, Sugar Snap Peas And Ricotta
Eats Well With Others
7
Green Smoothie With Avocado
James Ransom/Food52
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8
Avocado, Feta And Mint On Sourdough Toast
James Ransom/Food52
9
Roasted Kale And Fennel Salad With Avocado Caesar Dressing
Foodie Crush
10
Grilled Zucchini Ribbon And Kale Salad
Bev Cooks
11
Kale And Wild Rice Casserole
Half Baked Harvest
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12
Potato, Brussels Sprouts & Goat Cheese Pizza
Heather Christo Cooks
13
Seared Sugar Snap Peas
Simply Recipes
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14
Fried Rice With Kale
Ellen SIlverman/Food & Wine
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15
Pineapple-Mango Green-A Colada Smoothie
Cafe Johnsonia
16
Shaved Brussels Sprout Einkorn Salad
Naturally Ella
17
Portobello Mushrooms With Kale Pesto Guacamole
Bev Cooks
18
Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Avocado & Lime
In The Little Red House
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19
Winter Green Salad With Orange Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Foodie Crush
20
Mean Green Juice
Macheesmo
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21
Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad
Food52
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22
Stacked Apple Salad
Verses from my Kitchen
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23
Brussels Sprouts Crostini
How Sweet It Is
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24
Baby Brussels Sprouts With Lemon Cream Pasta
The View From Great Island
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25
Simple Grilled Kale And Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad
Half Baked Harvest
26
Salted Avocado Toast
James Ransom/Food52
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27
Kale Sunrise Green Smoothie
Cafe Johnsonia
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28
Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta With Hazelnuts
Two Peas And Their Pod
29
Brussels Sprouts Pesto
Heather Christo Cooks
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30
Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips
The Earthen Table
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31
Brussels Sprout Chips
A Beautiful Mess
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32
Sugar Snap Pea And Fennel Salad
Gourmande In The Kitchen
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33
Spicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas With Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, And Sriracha
Kayln's Kitchen

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