5 Things to Not Color Green for St. Paddy’s Day (& 5 Things You Should).

Via Jennifer S. White
on Mar 12, 2013
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I’ll always remember the St.Paddy’s Day when I decided it was a good idea to turn my bran muffins green.

It wasn’t—no one ate them.

Things to not make green for St. Paddy’s Day:

1. Bran muffins.

2. Beer. It’s still crappy, diluted, non-microbrewed hop water, even if you color it green.

3. Eggs.

4. Macaroni and cheese. (I never would have even thought to color this green, but it was the first food that popped up when I Googled “St. Paddy’s Day foods.”)

5. Your pet.


Incidentally, here are things that you should turn green:

1. Your nails.

2. Your plate (by adding spinach, cabbage, and other plants that are naturally green, no dye needed).

3. Your philosophy. 

4. Your clothes. (Not that you should actually tint your shirt green, but wearing something of that shade is wonderfully cheesy on St. Patty’s Day.)

5. Your chile. (Sorry, anyone who hasn’t spent time in New Mexico might not get this, but when I’m asked if I want my chile green or red, I always answer, “green please.”)


Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


One Response to “5 Things to Not Color Green for St. Paddy’s Day (& 5 Things You Should).”

  1. Jessica says:

    Haha yeah bran muffins are probably not the best food to color green 😛