I have a distinct memory of being given green bagels as a St. Patrick’s day treat in elementary school. Green bagels! Can you believe it? I was horrified.Even as a whimsical little babe, I knew bagels should not be that color. It’s the kind of color that indicates a food is tainted, rotting or filled with too many chemicals.
Some green foods are delicious like cruciferous vegetables, pesto and avocado. Even some that are unnaturally dyed are okay, like candy and mint flavored treats. On the other hand, some foods should not under any circumstances be green. Bagels, for example, do not have to be viridescent. Couldn’t they have thrown us scallion cream cheese and told us it was four leaf clover flavor?
It’s possible to be festive without going overboard with the color scheming, I promise!
Here are 10 cute St. Patrick’s day snacks for kids that won’t make them think you’re them food that went bad:
These are cute, sweet and festive without being too green. via Hostess with the Mostess
Mint stuff can be green without making anybody nervous. via Cooking Cow Girl
These are festive without being corny. via Created by Diane
Is there anything like a hot pretzel? Nope. This is yet another subtly adorable treat Created by Diane.
It’s a classic for a reason. Soda bread is simple enough that even picky eaters will be on board. via Andrea Meyers
These look just cheesy enough to work. via Lisa Storms
7) Lucky Leprechaun Munch
This looks very kid friendly without being patronizingly childish. via Julie’s Eats and Treats
There’s nothing more appropriately green than a pistachio. via A Night Owl Blog
Adorable, tasty and green in the right way. via Make the Best of Everything
Delicious sandwiches that are shaped like shamrocks without being the color of shamrocks and they’re easy to make…perfect! via Create, Celebrate, Explore
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