Helping out with the classroom St. Patty’s Day party this year? Or just want to treat your kids to a fun snack to observe the occasion? Each of the options below comes together super quickly, is easy on the blood sugar, and can be scaled to feed a crowd or just a few. They’re also all green — as in vegetables! — but with a bit of Irish luck, the kids will never notice.


Irish Flag Veggie Pizza

Irish Flag Vegetable Pizza

Combine your St. Patty’s Day festivities with a geography lesson—your little leprechauns will be more likely to remember Ireland’s tricolor flag when they can munch on it! This recipe is a great way to work more vegetables (rather than more green food coloring) into your celebration.

Leprechaun Shoes

Leprechaun Shoes

It looks like this little leprechaun wasn’t quite so clever—he slipped right out of his shoes and left them behind for your little one to enjoy! This recipe is an easy way to dress up a simple snack of veggies and cheese.

Shamrock Chips & Dip

Shamrock Chips

Wait till you see how easy it is to make homemade tortilla chips! Just grab a shamrock cookie cutter and a spinach tortilla, and you’ll have these adorable St. Patty’s Day chips done in less than 10 minutes.


Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.