Feeding Health: St. Patricks Day Recipes

Updated: Aug 29, 2019


Every day, Second Harvest’s Nutrition Services team heads out across the 18 counties that we serve, teaching cooking classes, nutrition classes, and sharing recipes. We know that hunger is a serious health issue in the communities we serve not just because of a lack of calories, but because of inconsistent access to healthy, nutritious and adequate food.

Sometimes, we are able to track down our nutritionists and get them to share some recipes with you! Here are some seasonal recipes that are healthy and low-cost.

Shephard’s Pie

An Irish tradition, and a healthy one too! Serves 4.

Ingredients • 2 potatoes, large with skin, diced • 1/3 cup milk, skim • 1/2 pound ground turkey, 85% lean • 2 tablespoons flour • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables (10 ounces) • 1 can vegetable stock, low sodium (14.5 ounces) • shredded cheese (optional)


Directions 1. Place diced potatoes in saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (about 15 minutes). 2. Drain potatoes and mash. Stir in milk and set aside. 3. Preheat oven to 375°F. 4. Brown turkey in a large skillet. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. 5. Add vegetables and broth. Bring to a slow boil. 6. Spoon vegetable/meat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread potatoes over mixture. Bake 25 minutes. 7. Serve hot. Garnish with shredded cheese (optional).


For nutrition information, please visit Shepherd’s Pie at What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Comfort Cabbage

Cabbage, onion, and caraway seeds make this simple and inexpensive side dish a flavorful way to eat more veggies. Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients • 1 onion (sliced) • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil • 4 1/2 cups cabbage (sliced) • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds


Directions 1. Heat oil in a large saute pan. 2. Saute onion over medium heat, until light brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. 3. Add sliced cabbage, salt, black pepper, and caraway seeds. 4. Stir and cook for 30 minutes. 5. Serve immediately.


For nutrition information, please visit Cabbage Comfort at What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.


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