Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day guilt free
by David Modica | March 16, 2017
When March comes around, the registered dietitians at Swedish Covenant Hospital have the opportunity to celebrate not only St. Patrick's Day but National Nutrition Month! Did you know that classic Irish dishes—if prepared properly—are nutrient packed?
Here’s how staple Irish foods stack up in nutrients:
Potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates. In addition to this energy-booster, they’re packed full of fiber, potassium vitamin C and vitamin B6.
Cabbage is also a great source of fiber and vitamin C. It’s also rich in phytochemicals, which scientists have suggested may fight free radicals, including those that later turn into cancer!
3. Corned Beef
To round it all out, corned beef is rich in protein and vitamin B12.
Although these ingredients are full of beneficial nutrients, you’ll get the most out of them by how they’re prepared. Follow the links below for healthier versions of traditional recipes handpicked by Swedish Covenant Hospital Clinical Dietitian Emily Berg, MS, RD, LDN.
A lower sodium version of corned beef>>
A healthier spin on McDonald’s “Shamrock Shake”>>
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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