Go Green for St. Patrick's Day!

There is no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to "be green"!  Get the whole family involved.  Here are some "green" suggestions:

Pick a green fruit or vegetable to try. 

  •  Let your family members pick out a green fruit or vegetable for the whole family to try.  Asparagus is often available in the spring and is particularly tender and flavorful this time of year.  When it comes to green fruit, you have many choices.  Will it be a green apple?  A kiwi?   For a list of green fruits and veggies, visit our previous blog post.
Have some fun with green food coloring
  • Give your food a St. Patrick's Day look by adding a few drops of green food coloring to mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, or a fruit smoothie.  What else can you color green today?  (Food coloring does not add flavor or calories).
Make a special meal with cabbage, potatoes, or some seriously green ingredients!  Visit our recipe section and try Beef and Cabbage or Easy Cheesy Spinach Pie.   Need more recipes, try a Shamrock Smoothie or Green Pizza.

Take "going green" to another level

Consider setting up a composting station.  Keep coffee grounds, vegetable peelings, and other food scraps in a plastic container.  Encourage your family to be "green" year-round, by recycling as much as possible.  Many places in Maryland recycle glass, cans, aluminum, and cardboard.  Once you find out what you can recycle in your own area, you will be amazed at how much smaller your trash will be!  Learn more about composting from our friends at the Home and Garden Information Center.

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