Many of you are on our Clean Eating, Paleo, or Natural and Organic meal plans and really trying to rid your home & body of chemicals and processed items and foods. We applaud you in this effort! With Easter coming up, we thought it would be fun to give you some tips on how to make dyed Easter eggs with all natural ingredients, many of which are yummy produce items which you can sneak in a few healthy bites of while you’re dying.
You can use your household ingredients to create dye-free eggs in all kinds of beautiful colors. You should note that using all natural dyes tends to yield lighter colored eggs. If you would like darker colors, you may want to let them set overnight in the refrigerator.
Use pomegranate juice or canned cherries with syrup.
Boil 4 cups of water. Cut 1/4 of a head of red cabbage into chunks and add to water. Stir in 2 Tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.
Boil 4 cups of water. Chop 1 medium beet and add to water. Stir in 2 Tablespoons vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets. OR if you have cranberry juice on hand, you can use it.
Boil 1 cup of water. Stir 2 Tablespoons turmeric and add 2 teaspoons white vinegar.
Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 teaspoons white vinegar.
Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 teaspoons white vinegar. OR if you have spinach on hand you could use spinach in boiled water.