Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without blowing your macros? 

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Whip up this modern spin on soda bread. It’s savory and unexpected with ingredients like nutmeg, asparagus, and lemon zest (trust us on this: it’s delicious). 

And if you feel the need to burn off the carbs, try this St. Patrick’s Day keg workout. 


  • 4 cups organic white all-purpose flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 3⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1⁄4-inch pieces, blanched, and refreshed in ice-cold water
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift flour and baking soda together in a large bowl, then add salt, nutmeg, lemon zest, and asparagus. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk. Stir using one hand in a circular motion, starting in center and working toward outside until flour is incorporated and dough is sticky.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead lightly 4 to 5 times, then shape into a loaf.
  4. Place dough in loaf pan and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 400°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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