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Natural Easter Eggs

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Easter is right around the corner, and with it comes the traditional dyeing of eggs. This can actually be a relatively BD-friendly activity! Just make sure your eggs are organic, cage-free and you’ll have a delicious snack after all the eggs are hunted down on Easter.

The only problem with dyeing eggs is the chemically-filled color tablets most people use. Check out the ingredients for the most common color tablets...

Sodium Bicarbonate, Maltodextrin, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Modified Cellulose Gum, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1. Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium.

Yikes! That's a lot of artificial colors and preservatives - things I don't feel comfortable eating myself, nor would I want to feed my kiddos.

I want my 2 boys, Christian and Marcos, to be able to dye eggs this year and be able to eat them when we’re done, so I found a much more natural approach to this activity. After doing some research, I found that there are MANY natural foods that can be used as dyes on a regular basis, and will work great for dyeing Easter eggs.

Here’s the basic method:

Combine 4 cups of water, 2-3 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, and the dyeing ingredient. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the solution into a large bowl, and let the hard-boiled eggs steep in the solution for 30 minutes (lighter color) to 4 hours (deeper color).

Here are some recommended ingredients for making a variety of colors. Typically, you should use about 4 cups of fresh produce or 1-2 tablespoons of a spice.

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Pink/Red Eggs: cranberries, raspberries, coarsely grated beets

Yellow Eggs: ground turmeric, lemon or orange peels, chamomile or green tea

Orange Eggs: chili powder, paprika

Green Eggs: spinach, kale

Blue Eggs: blueberries, blackberries

Purple Eggs: hibiscus tea, red wine

Are you hopping to it? Do natural dyes sound like something you'd try?

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
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