You won’t need the luck of the Irish to reach your weight loss goals with these delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipe ideas from Quick Weight Loss Centers.

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming
winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”
– Adrienne Cook

Irish Mock-arita

1 Q-Boost

Ingredients:
 Juice of One Lime
 12 fl oz Diet Lemon-Lime Soda
Directions:

1

Stir ingredients to combine.

2

Coat rim with Morton’s Lite Salt (if desired)

“Lucky Clover”
Kale Chips

1 vegetable

Ingredients:
 1 Bunch of Kale Leaves
 Cooking spray
 Garlic Powder to taste
 Morton Lite Salt to taste
Directions:

1

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

Wash kale and dry completely. Remove leaves from stems and roughly tear into large pieces.

3

Lay kale in a single layer on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Make sure not to overcrowd. Sprinkle with garlic.

4

Bake for 10 minutes, rotate pan, and bake for another 12-15 minutes until kale begins to firm up (it will appear shrunken; this is normal).

5

Repeat as needed until all is cooked. Enjoy immediately as they lose their crispiness with time.

6

Enjoy ½ cup cooked for 1 vegetable serving.

Leprechaun Stew

1 protein, 2 vegetables

Ingredients:
 5.50 oz Ground sirloin
 1 cup Cut Green Beans
 1 Small tomato
 ¼ cup Onion flakes
 ½ Clove minced garlic
 ¼ tsp Parsley flakes
 ¼ cup Dried green pepper flakes (soaked)
 1 Package of artificial sweetener (or to taste)
 ¼ tsp. Morton Lite Salt
 Dash of black pepper
Directions:

1

Spray pan with cooking spray and sauté onions and green pepper flakes until soft.

2

Add meat, stirring occasionally. Pour off excess fat.

3

When meat has lost its pink color, add remaining ingredients and cook with cover slightly ajar for 30 minutes.

Lucky Charm Slush

1 Q-Snack, 1 fruit

Ingredients:
 ½ Cup Canned Pineapple
 Green Food Coloring (1-2 drops)
 1 Can of Diet 7UP
Directions:

1

Mix together in blender and freeze until firm.

2

Blend again or whip by hand until slushy.

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Email us at jen@qwlc.net.