I have always been a fan of dying eggs for Easter. I know it isn’t the focus, but they were always so fun. I loved it when they started adding the white crayon in there so it was like a “surprise” message waiting for you when you dipped them into the dye.
It was always so fun to hunt for your own eggs too. Years ago we went to plastic eggs for our own kids because we could use them over and over. And with multiple kids, we chose one color for each of them, which made the finding much easier (and even).
Over the last few years though, our kids have asked to dye eggs. But first of all, I’m cheap, so I don’t want to pay for the kits. And second, I don’t like all the extra ingredients and fake stuff they use. I’m allergic to most of them, so that definitely deters me from the kits as well.
Recently I’ve been introduced to using vegetables and natural ingredients to dye things, including eggs. And while there aren’t many different recipes out there, these give great tips and different cooking/soaking times. So depending on how vibrant or subdued you want your colors will determine the length of time dying eggs naturally will take.
If you’re tired of all the extra fake ingredients in colored dyes, you will love these natural alternatives. With just a few simple vegetables, which you probably have at home, you will be ready to dye eggs in no time!
All-Natural Egg Coloring Recipes
Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs from Food Network
Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipe from Tried and Tasty
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs from Against All Grain
Vibrant Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs from Kitchn
How to Make 9 Natural Easter Egg Dye from AllRecipes
Dying Eggs Naturally by Marth Stewart – She gives some great tips on how to get different shades!
Naturally Dyed and Decorated Easter Eggs from Rebecca Brand (YouTube video)
Using Natural Ingredients to Dye Eggs from Mommy Potamus (this one uses Hibiscus)
All-Natural Easter Egg Dyes from Better Homes and Gardens – this has a lot of great colors!
Healthy Recipes to Celebrate Easter
More than 50 Healthy Easter Recipes from Ambitious Kitchen
Healthy Easter Lamb by BBC GoodFood
Healthy Veg Patch Hummus by GoodFood
Roasted Asparagus by GoodFood
Honey-Glazed Carrots by GoodFood
Roast Chicken & Roots by GoodFood
Lamb Chops With Roasted Potatoes and Radishes from CountryLiving
KETO, Low-Carb Lemon Tart from Cooking LSL
Garlic & Herb Homemade Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls from Watch What U Eat
Maple Glazed Ham (no refined sugar) from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
KETO Peanut Butter Easter Eggs (Paleo, Vegan) from The Big Man’s World
Salt and Pepper Charred Green Beans from CountryLiving
The Best Herby Potato Salad from Half Baked Harvest
Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Easter Salad from Martha Stewart
Crustless Vegetable Quiche from Recipe Runner
Cauliflower Gratin | Coley Cooks
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.