5 Fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Recipes {Healthified!}

5 Fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Recipes {Healthified!}

I’m going to start this roundup post with three facts about myself:

One.  A good portion of my ancestry is Irish.  I don’t personally know any of the family that still lives there, but I listen to Celtic music a lot, as if it will bring me back to my roots.  (“Celtic” is legitimately a Pandora station I created and saved as the homepage of my computer.)

Two.  I spent two lovely weeks in Ireland in June of 2011.  I saw so many happy looking people and animals there.  I could practically live on the dense, grainy bread we ate everywhere we went.  And I did kiss the Blarney stone.

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Caprese Crepes

Caprese Crepes

 Caprese.  Crepes.  Two words we don't often take to mean healthy, no?

The Caprese salad is like a little guilty pleasure.  Essentially a glorified cheese-plate with “salad” in its name, giant slices of deliciously fresh mozzarella layered with tomatoes and basil and drizzled with olive oil are ultra-decadent and satisfying – this I know to be true – but have the unfortunate effect of, well, making one heavier than they first sat down.

Now, crepes…  I don’t have anything against crepes.  But the thing is they just make me think of Nutella and powdered sugar.  Clearly, these are not the only two things you can put in or on a crepe.  I’ve just been handed a lot of Nutella-filled crepes in my time, and you know, it’s just like a dang candy bar. 

This bad-boy rap is essentially why...

 

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