Growing up we remember Saint Patrick's Day as a green-hued holiday that promised green eggs with green bagels in the morning and green mashed potatoes with cabbage in the evening. We still enjoy celebrating this holiday with tons of green today, although the thought of putting tons of unnatural green dyes in food isn't as appealing now that we know the risks associated with using them. Thankfully, we stumbled upon these natural green coloring alternatives that steer clear from harmful artificial coloring and synthetic chemicals. 1. Spirulina Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants. All you need is a teaspoon of this superfood to turn anything green! Check out these ideas for inspiration. 2. Matcha Matcha is a nutrient-dense Japanese tea and is considered a superfood. Try making some matcha pancakes, matcha green tea cupcakes, or matcha green tea ice cream! 3. Natural Green Food ColoringThis green food coloring is made from spinach, and it couldn't be easier to throw together. Add it to mashed potatoes or oatmeal to make them look extra festive ;) Have a happy & green St. Patrick's day!