Do you feel a little green with envy when everyone is indulging in all kinds of goodies on March 17 each year? We’re here with great news for you! On Nutrisystem, you can treat yourself to delicious snacks and desserts that satisfy your cravings while you’re losing weight.
To start, stock up on our new Mint Ice Cream Sandwich, available for a limited time only. It has everything that you love about the classic version, from the chocolate wafers on the top and bottom to the thick layer of creamy ice cream in the middle. However, we’ve made it even more enticing by using mint-flavored ice cream, so it has that bright-green seasonal look and it tastes extra cool.
We also have ideas for even more minty green treats you can enjoy on St. Paddy’s Day! Here are 12 fresh and easy mint recipes that are simple to make, loaded with flavor and weight loss friendly. They are as much fun to share as they are to eat yourself. Best of all, they’re delicious any time of year!
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like chocolate mint recipes! You can satisfy a craving for rich chocolate, cool mint and creamy cheesecake while staying on track with your weight loss plan. Just put together a batch of these single-serving bites using your food processor and then freezer. The bottom crust is made with protein-packed walnuts and naturally sweet Medjool dates. A blend of Greek yogurt and mashed avocado is flavored with honey and mint extract, then spread onto the crust for the creamy filling. Top it all with a layer of chocolate and your treat is complete. Get the No-Bake Skinny Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites Recipe here! >
This frozen dessert is extra refreshing because it features both mint and cool honeydew melon chunks. They go in the blender with nonfat plain Greek yogurt and nonfat milk, along with honey for a bit more sweetness. Whip it all up and you get a thick, creamy, light green ice cream that’s ready to share. Or you can store the remaining servings in your freezer until the next time you want a green treat that will cool you off from the inside out. Click here to learn how to make Easy Honeydew Mint Ice Cream! >
We took the classic crispy rice treats everybody loves to a new level with the taste of mint. And we make them with simple, healthier ingredients so you can enjoy them while you keep shedding pounds. Cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips give these bars real chocolate flavor, with mini marshmallows providing the gooey goodness that holds it all together. A bit of mint extract adds an extra spark. One pan makes 16 servings, so your whole family can enjoy one and you’ll still have plenty left for yourself. Check out the Grasshopper Candy Bars recipe here! >
You’ll love making our “nice cream” for many reasons. First, it starts with a frozen banana, so it is thick, creamy and naturally sweet, but it’s low in calories and fats. Second, it is simple to prepare. All you do is put the ingredients in the blender. Best of all, you can flavor your “nice” cream any way you like. For instance, we add mini chocolate chips, mint extract and a handful of baby spinach (don’t worry, you won’t taste it) to make it green. It’s as satisfying as two scoops at your local ice cream parlor, but it won’t derail progress to your weight loss goal. Get the full recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream here! >
With this mint recipe, pudding can be more than a rare treat. We make it with chickpeas, which are high in protein and fiber. When run through the blender, they come out smooth and creamy. Because their flavor is bland, they take on the taste of the cocoa powder, vanilla and mint, plus the sweetness of Medjool dates. Add almond butter for an even creamier texture and top with cacao nibs. This pudding tastes so good, you won’t believe each serving counts as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel. Click here for our Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding recipe! >
This is one of the most classic mint recipes with a fruity twist! You don’t need high-calorie alcohol to enjoy a festive and flavorful beverage with the cool taste of mint. We love this “mocktail” made with gingerade kombucha, the fermented tea that has a tangy taste and a bit of fizz. The ginger gives it a hint of heat. We add fresh blackberries, which are sweet and tart, but you can use any berries you like. Mint is the finishing touch that makes this drink so refreshing, you won’t miss the liquor. Find out how to prepare this Blackberry Mint Julep Mocktail here! >
With this simple but satisfying smoothie, you can enjoy the flavors of mint and chocolate while nourishing your body and sticking to your weight loss plan. Start with a Nutrisystem Chocolate Shake. It’s thick, smooth and loaded with protein. Blend it with water and ice, then add kale, spinach or any other greens you like. You won’t taste the veggies, but you can count them as one of your daily servings. Cool mint extract complements the rich chocolate, so it tastes like your favorite ice cream flavor. That’s a reason to celebrate all year long! You can learn how to make this Mint Chocolate Smoothie here! >
St. Patrick’s Day correlates with the arrival of spring, so what better time to whip up a celebratory meal filled with seasonal ingredients? This whole wheat pasta dinner features hearty sausage, green peas, fresh mint and parsley, and a simple lemon sauce. It’s light, bright and perfect for your weight loss meal plan; each serving counts as one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb and one Extra on Nutrisystem. Get the full Spring Sausage and Herb Pasta recipe here! >
Brighten up your menu with this minty slaw! Made with shredded zucchini, chopped apples, sliced green onions and fresh mint, it’s a sweet and savory side dish recipe that will complete any meal. Click here for our Napa Mint Slaw recipe! >
Here’s one of the best mint recipes: Enjoy this weight loss friendly version of the popular mint shake! Lighter on calories and filled with just as much minty flavor, this Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Protein Shake recipe is the ultimate way to celebrate the holiday. Get our Pot of Gold Shake recipe here! >
Looking for fancy mint recipes worthy of a special occasion? Prepare this extra special dinner that is decadent and delicious! Lamb chops are topped with a homemade garlic mint sauce and served with a side of sautéed spinach and creamy mashed sweet potatoes. It’s a dinner for two that’s full of fresh flavor and filling protein. Click here for the full Garlic and Mint Lamb Chops recipe! >
With a hint of mint and a handful of spinach leaves, this Mango Smoothie packs in the flavor and nutritional value. Greek yogurt acts as the base to this flavorful, fruity smoothie, while fresh mint leaves accent the burst of mango flavor. It’s a simple recipe that’s perfect for breakfast or an easy, sweet snack. Check out the Mango Mint Smoothie recipe here! >