Green is the color, and happiness is the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, a feast celebration that originated in 1631 to honor St. Patrick, a Patron Saint of Ireland. Hopefully, the luck of the Irish is with you this St. Paddy’s Day as you continue on your keto journey. Don’t let those sugary cupcakes and carb-loaded mashy taters impede your hard work on keto. Instead, stay low-carb with these St. Patrick’s Day recipes from the minds of the Ketogenic.com recipe creators.
Keto St. Patrick’s Day Main Course Recipes
St. Patty’s is a time to celebrate Irish culture and Irish-inspired savory and filling dishes. Check out these keto St. Patty’s Day main course recipes:
This keto carnivore beef stew isn’t just for the carnivores to get excited about. Non-carnivores can pair this hearty, satiating beef stew with a bed of cauliflower rice–or steamed cabbage, for a touch of Irish flair. The stew is rich in nutrients from the bone broth, beef stew meat, and organ meats.
Lamb is a favorite in Ireland and are cooked in many different ways. Lamb shoulder chops are typically a better value for money than other chops and provide healthy fat and protein to fuel your day. Some cuts even come with the bone marrow. These 30-minute keto juicy lamb chops with onions and broccolini make a gourmet nutritious keto meal. The ginger, dash of cayenne pepper, nutmeg, garlic powder, and thyme make a unique and appetizing flavor combination.
This green onion keto roast beef recipe is perfect for St. Paddy’s Day and pairs wonderfully with keto-compliant veggies or konjac noodles. Slow-cooking your roast in your crockpot yields a tender fall-apart roast that is complemented by green onion and subtle herbs. While it does take over 8 hours from start to finish, you can be productive in the meantime and return to an impressive feast.
The Irish, Welsh, English, and Scottish have some things in common, such as a love for meat and mash and meaty, mashy dishes like corned beef hash. When you’re keto, you can’t enjoy traditional carby hashed potatoes, but you can chow down on this keto corned beef and cauliflower hash, which is a satisfying alternative to some of your old carb-filled favorites. For this recipe, you’ll need 25 minutes and six simple ingredients.
Keto St. Patrick’s Day Side Dish Recipes
If your main courses are delicious, your side dishes shouldn’t disappoint either. Choose from these St. Paddy’s Day-worthy low-carb side dishes:
Bread is a centerpiece on most Irish restaurant and family tables, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Of course, keto dieters don’t eat classic, refined grain-based bread, but you can enjoy this easy keto bread as a replacement made with almond flour, eggs, baking powder, sunflower seeds, and a couple of other ingredients. Bake your bread mixture in a bread pan in your oven for 35 minutes and let it cool before cutting and serving.
Fermented foods are brimming with probiotics to boost your gut health. Sauerkraut is another Irish favorite, and this tangy and unique red cabbage ginger sauerkraut dish pairs well with pork chops, lamb chops, or sausages. Your healthy, colorful sauerkraut lasts in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 months.
Leeks are an Irish staple and commonplace in traditional Irish soups. When you want a creamy warm soup, you’ll love this keto crispy prosciutto and leek soup as a nutrient-dense appetizer, side dish, or lunch. Batch cook your soup, so no one goes hungry on St. Paddy’s–and you can stash away some leftovers for later.
Keto St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes
This gloriously green day warrants a celebration, so don’t skimp out on dessert just because you’re keto. Select a tempting keto St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe from Ketogenic.com:
Cookies look homey and inviting on your dining table, no matter the holiday. Whether you prefer peanut butter, lemon, or chocolate, the Ketogenic.com recipe creators have a sweet keto cookie recipe for you to enjoy:
A shamrock is a young sprig from the botanical clover family that’s known as a symbol of Ireland. St. Patrick is believed to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. What better day to indulge in a Shamrock shake than on St. Paddy’s, which only comes around once a year? Standard Shamrock shakes have as much as 133 grams of carbs in a large shake, which is jaw-dropping to keto dieters. Avoid the sugar, but keep all the creamy vanilla and mint flavor of the old classic with this keto Shamrock shake.
In just 10 minutes, you could be indulging in this eye-catching green St. Patrick’s Day mousse made with vanilla extract, natural green food coloring, confectioners Swerve, and whipped cream. You’ll know it’s St. Paddy’s when you serve in this bright green sweet and smooth dessert mousse.
Treat your family with these keto St. Paddy’s Day green cupcakes. The natural food coloring provides a fun, themed green color the kids will love (and that will look great on your table), and the almond flour, eggs, coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk, and baking soda result in a fluffy, cakey texture. Sweetened with Stevia and vanilla and topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting, it’s hard to believe these delightful cupcakes are keto-friendly.
You don’t have to bake if you don’t want to; whip up this keto no-bake cheesecake instead in only 15 minutes of prep time. You’ll need to refrigerate your cheesecake for 6 hours before you can treat yourself, but it’s well worth the wait. Sugar-free syrup, sugar-free chocolate chips, stevia, and vanilla extract sweeten this low-carb no-bake dessert.
You might see lemon pound cake on plenty of Irish menus, but most won’t be keto-friendly. If you love the soft, fine-crumbed pound cake, you’ll love this keto lemon pound cake sweetened with erythritol and topped with a powdered stevia frosting. The tart lemon flavor complements the moist almond flour cake. It’s likely your guests won’t even know this charming dessert is keto and will be surprised to hear that it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like old-fashioned pound cake.
St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without a beer. Read our detailed article for more info on how to stay keto and still enjoy a beer or two this holiday. If you prefer other types of alcohol, our guide to drinking alcohol on keto can help.
Steph Green is a content writer specializing in and passionate about healthcare, wellness, and nutrition. Steph has worked with marketing agencies, written medical books for doctors like ‘Untangling the Web of Dysfunction,’ and her poetry book ‘Words that Might Mean Something.’ In 2016, after four years of struggling with her own health problems and painful autoimmune disease, Steph developed a life-changing and extensive knowledge of keto, nutrition, and natural medicine. She continues on her healing journey and enjoys helping others along the way.
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