Luck of the Irish to your health…..

Luck of the Irish to your health…..

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Luck of the Irish to your health…..

It’s March, and with March, comes St. Patrick’s Day, a true Irish holiday.   Since, I am interested in your health, I might say something sassy this month like, “The luck of the Irish to your health!”   It’s complimentary right?  Maybe not…

The expression, assumes the meaning of extreme good fortune, but history tells us a contrary story about this phrase.  “Luck of the Irish”, birthed in America during the gold and silver rush days, described the many successful Irish miners.  It actually carried an overtone of sarcasm, as if to say, Irish mining fortunes had nothing to do with brains or hard work, but rather sheer luck.  

So no, I won’t wish the luck of the Irish on your health.  Health is not the result of luck, but the product of a gift, your planning and hard work.

How are you doing with the gift of health you have been given?  The calendar whispers spring is coming.   Your health journey is a long-term investment.  March is a new opportunity to invest.

I wish you much more than luck,

Mary Lou


P.S.  Here are some Irish inspired menu options. 

Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Pan Broiled Steak with Whiskey Sauce   (Sample size whiskey is the perfect size.)

Crock Pot Corned Beef Dinner  (Figure a 35-40% shrink from raw weight, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt.)

Irish Beef Stew 

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping (Add more low carb vegetables in the hamburger and top with cheese to keep this recipe-favorite low carb.)

Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction (Salmon and walnuts are Rich in omega 3 fatty acids.)

Rhubarb-Raspberry Crumble (Crumble desserts are very popular in Great Britain.


By the way, you can tailor any recipe to fit your nutrition goals.  Here are my substitute ideas:

Coconut Aminos for Worcestershire Sauce. (See this article.)

Sirloin or grass-finished (lower in fat) beef or lamb; stew meat for chuck roast.

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt for salt.

Natural sweetener, such as, honey, real maple syrup, or stevia for sugar.

Almond flour or gluten free flour for regular flour.