A simple and healthy treat, this Green Fruit Salad is a fun was to celebrate! An easy St. Patrick’s Day food idea is packed with all of your favorite naturally green sweets, tossed with a sweet orange syrup. It is sure to be a hit even with the pickiest of leprechauns. You won’t need luck for your kiddos to love it!
Making meals fun and festive has been one of those ‘things’ that I’ve been looking forward to for a while.
Now that my boys are starting to get old enough to enjoy fun holiday food, I’m going all out! Part of my deep love for fun food for kids is that it’s a simple way to convince kids to eat healthier without having to bug them a ton.
Turns out, the whole “make healthy food fun for holidays” shtick works even with it’s a tiny holiday, like St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the holidays that I celebrated for ‘real’ once or twice in college because it’s what you do. But, other than eating corned beef and cabbage or drinking your brains out at a parade, is there much else to do?
For kids, at least they can do the whole hunting for a leprechaun, which sounds like a fun thing to try this year with the boys. But mostly, it’s pots of gold and rainbows and lots and lots of green.
That being said, I’m pretty much sticking to all the green food. Because, that’s fun and festive and who doesn’t love themed food? A few years ago I made fun shaped pancakes (remember the shamrocks and pots of gold?) but every single year I make this simple, delicious green fruit salad
The perfect green food idea for St. Patrick’s Day
Packed with all of your favorite green fruits, this St. Patrick’s Day fruit salad is healthy, festive, and delicious.
It will please kiddos and grown-ups alike and make you look like the super cool, holiday beast of a mom we all want to be. And all it takes is chopping up some fruit and calling it a day. You’re welcome.
What to put into a Green Fruit salad?
You can really put anything green into this St. Patrick’s Day food idea. Here are some of my favorites:
- Green apples
- Honeydew melon
- Green grapes (halved or quartered if serving to littles)
How fun would it be to this even more festive by creating a fun Irish parfait out of it? Layer some mandarin oranges, Greek yogurt, and this recipe to make a holiday-themed breakfast!
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St. Patrick’s Day Fruit Salad
This green fruit salad is my favorite, simple St. Patrick’s Day food idea that can be eaten all year long. Chop up your kiddos favorite fruits, toss them in the syrup, and enjoy this healthy holiday treat!
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St. Patrick's Day Fruit Salad
A simple and healthy treat, this St. Patrick's Day Fruit Salad is a fun way to celebrate the holiday! Packed with all of your favorite green fruits, you won't need luck for your kiddos to love it!
- Green apples
- Green grapes
- Honeydew melon
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1-2 TBS honey or white sugar optional
Chop up the fruit to your desired size.
Squeeze lemon on all of your fruit and set aside.
Reduce the orange juice until it's about halved and if using, add honey or sugar.
Allow to cool completely before adding to fruit.
- Since I was making this to share with the boys, I cut everything pretty small and halved the grapes but you obviously don't have to go that crazy.
- Amounts don't truly matter that much - I used the following: 3 apples, 2 pears, 1.5 cups grapes, 4 kiwis, about 1 pound of honeydew. I bought the pre-cut stuff since it was actually cheaper than a whole melon.
- The sweetener is optional, but if you find your fruit isn't very sweet, I recommend it. Since it's all green fruit, there's a tendency for it to be a bit acidic.
Enjoy as a part of your St. Patrick’s Day party spread!
Okay, so tell me – do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? How? Let me know in the comments!
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