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St. Patrick's Day fun: Green food recipes kids will love

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

Surprise your kids this St. Patrick's Day by whipping up one of these fun green recipes. From shamrock pancakes to green macaroni and cheese (yes, really!) and St. Patrick's Day cupcakes, these fun recipes are sure to bring you the luck of the Irish.

Whether you are looking for something sweet or savory, your kids will love these 10 green St. Patrick's Day inspired treats.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Shamrock chips

These shamrock chips are festive and super easy — with no special baking skills required. Simply use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out the shapes on a spinach tortilla wrap and then bake.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Lucky pancakes

Your kids will flip when they see these lucky pancakes on their plate. Yes, you could use green food coloring in your regular pancake mix, but we love how Spabettie ups the healthy factor by using spinach to create the green color. Check out the gluten-free, dairy-free recipe on the website.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Pistachio St. Patrick's Day bread

This St. Patrick's Day bread would be perfect as a sweet treat in lunch boxes. You can get the full recipe on the website, however, she simply mixes in instant pistachio pudding mix (and a few drops of green food coloring) into yellow cake mix.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Green popcorn and pretzel party mix

This green popcorn and pretzel party mix is positively drool-worthy. Check out the complete recipe at TheYummyLife, however, combine pretzels, green popcorn, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanuts, green candy-coated chocolates and decorating sprinkles and then melt it in the microwave.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Green crinkle cake cookies

These soft and chewy cookies are sure to get your kids in the St. Patrick's Day spirit. These would be perfect for class parties. The website has the complete recipe, however, she mixes standard cake mix with green food coloring (and mint flavoring, if you would like) to create these yummy cookies.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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St. Patrick's Day mac and cheese

Your kids will love this recipe because its mac and cheese and it's green — you will love it because the green color comes from healthy veggies including spinach, broccoli florets and peas. Win-win.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Green shamrock cupcakes

How clever is this? Simply take your favorite white cake mix, add green food coloring and use marbles to create this design in a cupcake pan.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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After the cupcakes bake, ice them with green icing and apply some silly candy eyes to create cute shamrock cupcakes.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Shamrock eggs

Your kids may turn their noses up if you tell them they are going to eat eggs and bell peppers — but if you call them "shamrock eggs" and add some grated cheese... well, that is another story. Simply slice a green bell pepper to get the shamrock shape, place the slices in a frying pan and crack an egg in the middle of each one. You can even serve the eggs with ham for a Green Eggs and Ham theme.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Green fruit skewers

This is such a fun way to get your child to try different types of fruit. On a skewer, stack only green fruit — including apples, pears, honeydew melon, kiwi and green grapes. Add a green ribbon at the top for a festive touch.

10 St. Patrick's Day inspired green food recipes for kids

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Green ombré cake

If your child's birthday is around St. Patrick's Day, this cake would be perfect. In fact, it is almost too amazing to eat. If you want to attempt this gorgeous ombré cake, you can check out the full recipe — but we warn you, it is fairly labor intensive. If you master it, however, it is totally worth it. Can you imagine your child's face when you cut into it? This cake is truly Instagram worthy.

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