Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

St Patricks Day lunch Collage

I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa.

irish flag st patricks day lunch

I made this fun lunch for myself but my Mom prepared the mashed rutabaga for me. I love mashed rutabaga with a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper. This lunch is made to heat in the microwave so I put the fruit in a silicone cup for easy removal before heating. If you use cute food picks you should also remove them before heating the meal.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Shamrock onigiri (pack cooked Nishiki or sticky rice into a shamrock cookie cutter – press down with plastic wrap then carefully remove from cookie cutter), use the same cookie cutter to cut a fresh spinach leaf and orange Cheddar cheese to form the Irish flag on the rice, cooked broccoli

Top Right: Mashed rutabaga

Bottom Right: Green grapes

Shamrock Face Lunch

This simple but satisfying meal was made with a shamrock cookie cutter, eye picks, and a food coloring marker.

Container: LunchBots Trio

Top Left: Peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread, eye picks, food coloring marker, pistachios

Top Right: Cherry tomatoes, cucumber shamrocks (cookie cutter)

Bottom: Green grapes

shamrock quesadilla lunch

I had some green tortillas in the house that were perfect to make shamrock quesadillas.

Container: LunchBots Trio

Top Left: Shamrock quesadillas made with Cheddar cheese, green tortillas, and cookie cutter, green grass baran

Top Right: Irish Flag – green grapes, white Cheddar, clementines

Bottom: Pistachios

shamrock pizza lunch

I made this awhile ago when I was still limited from shoulder surgery so my Dad helped me make this meal. He made the pizza dough, cut the Kiwi, and made the leprechaun hat using this as inspiration.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Shamrock pizza (cookie cutter) with mozzarella cheese and lightly sauteed spinach in the shape of a shamrock, spinach leaves

Top Right: Kiwi (cookie cutter)

Bottom Right: Cucumber leprechaun hat – my Dad used this as a guide but he used white and orange cheddar for the details.

celtic cross irish lunch

I found a beautiful Celtic cross cookie cutter and thought it would be perfect to make a cheese onigiri. This was a very easy meal to make.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cross onigiri (pack cooked Nishiki or sticky rice into a shamrock cookie cutter – press down with plastic wrap then carefully remove from cookie cutter), place shredded orange Cheddar cheese on top of shaped rice and broil until melted. cooked broccoli

Top Right: Kiwi

Bottom Right: Pistachios

Irish Sheep Lunch

Since I like sheep/lambs of course I needed to make a sheep themed meal as part of my St. Patrick’s Day collection.

Container: Book Bento Box

Contents: Sheep – cream cheese, black olives, Near East Zesty Lemon Quinoa blend with brown rice, clementines, asparagus

I hope that this gave you some ideas for your own celebration. For more ideas, see my St. Patrick’s Day meals from previous years.

2015 – 6 Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

2014 – 7 Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

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