Low Carb St. Patrick's Day Food: Green Food, Irish Food & More!


This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate by cooking and eating traditional Irish food! There are plenty of low carb St. Patrick’s Day food options, whether you’re looking to cook a hearty Irish breakfast or enjoy a sweet green treat. Get ready for the holiday with some of Atkins’ easiest and most delicious St. Patrick’s Day food ideas:


Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish recipe that’s ideal for anyone following a low carb diet. It’s a slow-cooked hearty meal that’s full of flavor and also full of good-for-you vegetables like carrots, turnips, onions and, of course, cabbage!  Enjoy leftovers for breakfast in a quick and easy corned beef hash, or make yourself a toasted Reuben sandwich for a filling lunch.



Lamb stew is another traditional Irish food that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. This low carb lamb and vegetable stew with salad only takes twenty minutes to throw together and is packed with flavor, spinach and tender chunks of lamb. It’s great for a night when the temperatures dip and you’re in need of a comforting, hot meal.



This Irish coffee will give you an extra jolt in the morning! For adults only, this coffee, whiskey and cream combination is an indulgent way to celebrate the holiday.



St. Patrick’s Day food doesn’t always mean cooking traditional Irish food—you can also celebrate with green recipes like this spring fennel and pea soup. It’s a light, fresh and festive way to get your vegetables this St. Patrick’s Day. The soup is delicious served warm or chilled, and having something green on hand will prevent you from getting pinched!



Continuing with the green theme, mint is always a good St. Patrick’s Day food option. This chocolate mint mousse can be enjoyed in all phases of Atkins, or chow down on these creamy chocolate mint cheesecake bars.



Get creative with your St. Patrick’s Day food this year and browse through our recipe database for other low carb recipe ideas. Have fun cooking, and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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