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Naturally Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Allergies to food dyes don’t have to take away your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Here are some naturally green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day to help you celebrate, proving that sweet treats and good eats don’t have to include processed chemicals and food coloring!St. Patrick's Day fun doesn't need processed chemicals and food coloring. Get 17 naturally green recipes to help you celebrate. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!

Just over 3 years ago, I developed a sudden allergy to artificial food colorings. Digesting any amount of them makes me violently ill. For a while, I thought that meant I would miss out on the fun rainbow of colors that appears in foods around holidays like Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Christmas. I was bummed, to say the least.

Then I looked around and realized that God placed some naturally vibrant colored plants on this planet, and there was no good reason why I shouldn’t use them to create fun holiday treats! You know, beets for a natural red color, tumeric for yellow, and spinach for green color.

I also learned that there are many other food lovers out there who feel the same way that I do, so I gathered up some of my favorite bloggers and got permission from them to share these recipes with you.

This past Christmas, I created a collection of dye free holiday cookies. Today’s naturally green recipes are just as fun and delicious as those were!


Which one of these naturally green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day is your favorite??

This Sunrise Green Smoothie from It's Yummi will give your body everything it needs to keep it fueled all morning long. #lmwlchallenge @sarahjenks

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Green Tea Gnocchi with Orange Butter Sauce from

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Recipe for Matcha White Chocolate Cookies ~

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Be sure to Pin these naturally green recipes to your St. Patrick’s Day board!  

For more recipe inspiration for the holiday, check out my Pinterest boards, too.

St. Patrick's Day fun doesn't need processed chemicals and food coloring. Get 17 naturally green recipes to help you celebrate. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!


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  1. What an amazing roundup! I’m loving all of these healthy green recipes, my fav color! 😉 Thanks so much for including me in your list! oxox

  2. What an amazing round-up Becca! With Asheley expecting in June, I’m all about eliminating artificial colorings in her diet. This is so perfect as I gear up for what to make to celebrate the 17th!

  3. LOVE IT!! It’s easy being green when it’s delicious like these sweet (and savory) treats. I’m intrigued by the matcha cookies in particular!

    1. I agree, Ann. Naturally green recipes for the big win! Oh, and I can’t wait to try your cilantro lime rice recipe. It sounds seriously delicious!

  4. Becca I saw this today on Google+ and love this idea! I stick to sharing mostly traditional Irish recipes I’ve picked up in traveling for St. Patrick’s Day but I am in love with this post; so creative! Sharing everywhere!

    1. Thanks so much, Toni! It’s sort of strange that I’m married to an Irishman and I don’t cook traditional Irish recipes more often than once or twice a year. Brian’s mantra is “potatoes in all the things” 🙂

  5. I am posting St. Patrick’s Day recipes this week. I love making food festive while remaining all natural and dye free! Today we are having green eggs (spinach blended into eggs in blender) for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Great round up!

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