Nature Eggs ~ Happy Easter!

Nature Eggs - Happy Easter

Every year I dye eggs. However, this is the first year that I’ve tried dying the eggs naturally.

I experimented around with what I already had on hand and in the pantry. I think the eggs turned out nicely. Although, there is no bright red or pink, there are subtle shades that I achieved from different items; red wine, beets, and pomegranate juice.

Dying Easter eggs with TumericI think my favorite result was using the Turmeric. The yellow was so vibrant.

I love coloring the eggs every year, but this year I enjoyed it even more. It was fun trying different things, and not knowing exactly how the eggs were going to turn out.

Naturally dying Easter Eggs

All in all, I think it was a pretty good first run. Next year it will be even better!!

naturally colored eggs for Easter

These are the items I used for my eggs:  100% Blueberry Juice, 100% Grape Juice, 5 cups Boiled Spinach (then processed and strained), Turmeric, Beet Juice, Saffron, Red Wine, Paprika (that made the light orange eggs… which I should have turned more because laying in the paprika on the bottom gave the egg a circular mark).

Here are some items you can use to color your eggs naturally.

Blue: 100% Blueberry Juice, Canned Blueberries, Boiled Red Cabbage Leaves

Yellow: Turmeric, Saffron

Green: Spinach Leaves (boiled and strained)

Purple: 100% Grape Juice

Pink: Beets

Red: 100% Cherry Juice, Beets, Pomegranate Juice, Red Onion skins (boiled),

Orange: Paprika, Chili Powder

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6 Responses to Nature Eggs ~ Happy Easter!

  1. Carla says:

    This is so cool!! I love how earthy and natural they look!

  2. ally says:

    Helena! This is brilliant!! Love it and am sharing w/my DIL who’s totally organic, no dyes, etc. She’ll love!! Happy Easter, my beautiful friend xo

  3. ally says:

    Helena…I love the tortilla soup recipe…now you’re probably wondering why in the world I’m commenting here w/the eggs…well, I didn’t see a place to comment on the soup post! Tweeted the goodness, too! xo Ally

    • Hi Ally! Thanks for your comment and sharing. The comment link is where it always is, but I think you musta been on the “home” page so the add comment link is smaller at the bottom. xooo

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