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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It’s easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Growing up, painting and decorating eggs was one of my favorite Easter activities. I’ve always loved coloring and colors, in general, and I still find dying eggs a very fun and relaxing activity that I look forward to.

These days, I don’t use artificial dyes which are filled with chemicals and toxins that are linked to hyperactivity, cancers, kidney failures, and various other health risks. Did you know that in Europe, most foods with artificial coloring come with a warning label?

Because of this, I dye Easter eggs naturally with dyes made with fruits, veggies, and other food items that you may easily have in your kitchen already. The result isn’t as strong and even as artificial food dyes, but I prefer the rustic and speckled look of these eggs more and I think they are far more beautiful.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

I especially love how the blue turned out. I made the dye for it using red cabbage leaves and the result is such a gorgeous and vibrant shade of blue. My second favorite is the purple eggs made with grape juice, which turned out with a very cool, uneven design that makes them look almost galaxy-like.

The whole process is so easy and it’s something you can do as a family, even with little kids. And you won’t have to worry that they might put the dye in their mouths, as all the ingredients are 100% real food. But if you want to cut time and use prepackaged dyes, you can purchase these natural, plant based food dyes that are toxin free.

If you do decide to dye Easter eggs naturally, let me know how they turn out! I love getting comments from you guys of what you think of my recipes or tutorials, whether they are positive or negative (in a CONSTRUCTIVE way). It helps me improve my content and keep growing as a blogger!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Easter Eggs Natually

Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It's easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!

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Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs

  • Brown shelled eggs for color green
  • White shelled eggs for all other colors
  • Water
  • Ice

Dye base

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

For red/deep pink

  • 2 cups shredded beets

For orange

  • 2 cups yellow onion skin

For yellow

  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder

For green and blue (use brown eggs for green and white eggs for blue)

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

For purple (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups grape juice

For brown (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee cooled

Instructions

Hard boiled eggs

  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium high heat.  

  2. Gently lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.

  3. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.

  4. Once the eggs are done cooking, transfer them to the ice bath for at least 15 minutes. 

For red/deep pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue

  1. Place 2 cups of water and color ingredient in a saucepan. 

  2. Heat over high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. 

  3. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.  

  4. Let the dye liquid cool for one hour, then strain. 

  5. Place the liquid in a jar or a glass container, then add vinegar.

  6. Add the eggs into the dye then place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

  7. Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry. 

For purple and brown

  1. Combine the color ingredient and vinegar in a jar. 

  2. Add eggs to the dye.

  3. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 

  4. Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry.

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Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

New favorite snack alert! Since you guys have been loving my Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs, I’m so excited to share another delicious fat bomb recipe with a flavor combo that I just can’t get enough of.

I’ve been loving these Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs so much in between meals to hold me over on busy weekdays ever since making them. I’m definitely not keto, but I do tend to do better on a lower carb diet. So when choosing my snacks, I like to keep them low in sugar and high in healthy fats to keep me satiated until the next meal. These fat bombs do just that while killing any sugar cravings that I may have.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

You can use either butter or ghee for this recipes, but I do love the extra toasty and nutty flavor and smell of ghee so I highly recommend you use the latter. Also, many people who have a sensitivity to the lactose in butter usually find that they can tolerate ghee much better. If you want to make it at home, you can find my recipe here. It’s so nutritious and yummy, and make an excellent high heat cooking oil.

I also like to add in collagen whenever I can for that extra boost in nutrients. I just love Perfect Supplements‘ Hydrolyzed Collagen and it’s been working really well for me in my gut healing, as well as my hair, skin, and nail health. And for a limited time, you can take 10% off your entire purchase with Perfect Supplements using the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout! Shop HERE.

I hope you enjoy these Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs as much as I have been. They remind me of my childhood summers when I use to steal a bite out of my dad’s favorite ice cream flavor, and it just makes me so happy. They are also a breeze to make so you have no excuse the next time you get hangry or those sugar cravings hit!

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 fat bombs
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice I added about 7-8 drops of stevia. Omit if you are on a sugar detox.
  • Optional: 2 tbsp grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add the pecans and toast them while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dish when the pecans are darker and smell toasty. They'll toast even more while cooling.

  3. Roughly chop the pecans. I like to leave them in larger chunks.

  4. In a small saucepan, combine coconut butter, ghee (or butter), and coconut oil and heat over low heat until melted.


  5. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt, as well as a sweetener and/or grass-fed collagen, if using. 

  6. Divide the chopped pecans into a silicon mold of your choice. I filled them into 12 mini cubes.

  7. Pour the heated butter and coconut mixture over the pecans, dividing it evenly. 

  8. Freeze for at least 30 minutes until the fat bombs harden. 

  9. If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small container, freeze, then cut into bite-sized squares.

  10. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs
Amount Per Serving (1 fat bomb)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

This Whole30 and paleo Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl is low in sugar, packed with gut healing nutrients, and so thick and yummy. 

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

I know what you are thinking. Bone broth in a smoothie?? What in the actual eff…

I know, I know. But you gotta have some trust because this smoothie bowl is seriously delicious and you cannot taste the bone broth at all.

With all the holiday stress and treats over the past few weeks, my gut is in need of some quality nutrients and healing so I’ve been trying to incorporate as much bone broth into my diet as possible. While this can mean drinking it straight up or incorporating them into soup recipes, I decided to get a bit more creative by making this Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl.

Not only is this Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl full of nourishing nutrients from the bone broth, both turmeric and ginger are anti-inflammatory and are known superfoods that soothe digestion and immune boosters.

Best of all, this recipe is sweetened and thickened with a cooked sweet potato and I did not find that I needed to add any additional sweeteners, making it Whole30 and sugar detox friendly. However, if you are looking for a bit more sweetness, you can add some honey.

If you are looking to switch up your breakfast routine with a healthy and delicious smoothie, I hope you give this recipe a try. Have fun customizing with your favorite toppings as well. I sprinkled in some frozen blueberries, toasted coconut chips, sliced almonds, and some almond butter, and it was dang tasty!

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Jean Choi

This Whole30 and paleo Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl is low in sugar, packed with gut healing nutrients, and so thick and yummy. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk
  • 1 medium sweet potato cooked, cooled, and peeled
  • 1/2-1 inch fresh ginger depending on your spice level
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp or more raw honey (optional) Omit for sugar detox
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder for AIP
  • 1 scoop grass-fed collagen optional - Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off!
  • Optional toppings: Fruit, nuts, granola, nut butter, or coconut chips

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the optional toppings in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with your favorite toppings before serving!

 

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