Whether you're Irish, or not, Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's a beautiful day in North Texas and spring is in the air--FINALLY! Today is a great day to don your green apparel and take to the park for a walk or other outdoor activities. If you're looking for fun and healthy ways to celebrate today and this upcoming weekend, we have you covered with a variety of events and recipes to celebrate the Luck of the Irish.
North Texas Activities
After two years of cancelled activities, events in North Texas are back and festive as ever. This should be a beautiful weekend to get out and get some exercise and enjoy the celebrations.
"Cowtown Goes Green in the Stockyards"-- Fancy some armadillo races? Irish Dancing? or a parade? The Stockyards' event is all day Saturday, March 19th.
"St. Paddy's Pickle Parade and Palooza" is held in the pickle capital of Texas and home to Best Maid, in Mansfield. Get your green on, sign up for a fun run, or enjoy live music and a parade. And of course, eat a pickle or two. Events are spread over two days, March 18 and 19.
"Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Crockett Row" looks promising for a variety of children's activities including face painting, balloon art, and photos with green miniature ponies. The live music-filled event is on Saturday from 11 AM - 3 PM.
Want to stay away from the crowds? Break out the lime and cucumbers for some refreshing infused water and turn on the Irish dancing music and have a dance party in your home! Make a day of it with healthy green foods such as avocados, bell peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers.
If you're looking for healthier versions of your favorite St. Patrick's Day menu items, check out this much-lower-sodium alternative to corned beef and cabbage. Or this delicious, hearty, veggie-filled lamb stew. Or add some spinach to your favorite vanilla protein power to make a festive Shamrock shake.
However you choose to celebrate this week, do so responsibly. Stay hydrated. Fill up on veggies and protein. Get some activity. And enjoy the sunshine. We hope you have a happy--and healthy--St. Patrick's Day!