Shamrockin’ Tea Sandwiches

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Snacks
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Who doesn’t love a delicious sandwich? Even better… who doesn’t love a delicious sandwich that’s Nutrisystem-approved and shamrock-themed? We know we certainly do, and you’ll love this recipe, too! Complete with a cucumber clover and parsley garnish, these Shamrockin’ Tea Sandwiches are equally as cute as they are tasty!

Looking for an easy and festive treat to make for the family this Saint Patrick’s Day? This is the perfect recipe. And chances are, you already have all of these ingredients laying around the house. Light wheat English muffins are topped with delicious ingredients, including Neufchatel cheese, chives, minced dill, salt and pepper. Sliced cucumber, green bell pepper and parsley leaves are used to put the final touches on these Irish Tea Sandwiches and create the shamrocks. Talk about a healthy snack that can “shamrock” your diet… in the best way possible!

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Delicious and nutritious, these tasty Tea Sandwiches clock in at just 123 calories per serving. Counting as just one SmartCarb and one Extra on your Nutrisystem meal plan, they are perfectly plan-friendly. But still, it’s important to keep track of your daily intake to avoid overindulging. You can easily keep track of your daily intake with the help of our easy-to-use NuMi app. Easily log your Shamrockin’ Tea Sandwiches right here in the NuMi app >

Not familiar with using our tracker app? You can read all about the many benefits of keeping track of your food and beverage intake, including how using a tracker can help increase your weight loss results, right here on The Leaf! Check out 12 Reasons Downloading the NuMi App Will Help You Lose Weight >

Looking for another tasty treat to indulge in for the holiday? Check out this recipe for these sweet and delicious Skinny Irish Potatoes > or this quick-and-easy recipe for an Irish Flag Fruit and Yogurt Parfait >

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 123

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra


  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. minced chives
  • ½ tsp. fresh dill, minced
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 light wheat English muffins, split
  • 12 slices of cucumber
  • 4 strips of green bell pepper
  • 4 parsley leaves


  1. Mix the cream cheese with the chives, dill, salt and pepper.
  2. Spread each half of the English muffin with the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Place 3 slices of cucumber on each English muffin forming a shamrock.
  4. Use the green pepper to create a stem and top with a parsley leaf.
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