This is Day 67 of the Green in 365 series!
St. Patrick’s Day is just a week away and it’s a holiday that traditionally known for going green, but not in the eco-friendly kind of way. Instead by wearing green clothes, and dying everything you can think of: beer, milkshakes, desserts, even mashed potatoes, a lovely shade of green.
The problem with all this “going green” dye is that it’s really not green, as in good for the planet or for our bodies, at all. In fact, artificial food dyes are made from petroleum (blech!) and have been linked to behavior problems in children, cancer in animal studies, as well as allergic reactions. (source)
So instead of breaking out the container of bright, artificial green dye from the grocery store this year, use these ideas to celebrate a more naturally green St. Patty’s Day this year!
Have a Naturally Green St. Patrick’s Day
How to Make Natural Green Food Coloring from The Simple Homemaker – She includes lots of ideas for homemade, natural green food coloring that you can use to make your special St. Patrick’s Day meal.
If you love the famous Shamrock Shake that is only available this time of year, you can make your own version without the dreaded green food coloring.
- Healthier Shamrock Shake from Authentic Simplicity
- Paleo, Healthy Shamrock Shake from Primally Inspired
- Or this Copycat Shamrock Shake is not quite as healthy, but you can leave out the green food coloring, and it tastes deliciously like the Golden Arches version.
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