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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.

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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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Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding + Craveable Keto Cookbook Giveaway

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

I was so excited to receive a review copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook by my fellow blogger Kyndra from Peace, Love, and Low Carb. While I’m not keto, I do tend to eat low carb because my body feels best eating this way, so I couldn’t wait to dig into her amazing low carb recipes.

What I found was SO MUCH MORE. Not only is this cookbook filled with 145 delicious recipes, the other half of the book is jam packed with incredible resources about the ketogenic diet, Kyndra’s inspiring weight loss journey, 5 different weekly meal plans, as well as guides to snacking and navigating alcohol, how to stock your keto kitchen, and other helpful tips and tricks on transitioning to a low carb lifestyle. I couldn’t believe the amount of work and heart that Kyndra clearly poured into this book.

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There are SO many recipes I want to try in this cookbook, like Keto Everything Bagels, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Philly Cheesesteak Casserole, and Flourless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I decided to start with something easy and simple with this keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding and share the recipe with you!

This Chia Seed Pudding is so chocolatey and decadent, I couldn’t believe it only has 2.5 grams of nets carbs per serving. The creamy pudding with the crunchy topping is just so addicting and it’s just a perfect healthy dessert when you are craving something sweet.

Giveaway time!

Before I share the recipe, I thought you might want to have a chance to grab this amazing keto/low carb resource! Enter below to win your very own FREE copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook:

This giveaway will be open for entry until February 4th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can purchase the cookbook HERE.

Hope you enjoy this Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding recipe, as a sneak peek of the cookbook!
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Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, 1/4 cup of the coconut flakes, cocoa powder, erythritol, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.

  2. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the chia seeds and whisk vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Transfer the pudding to 4 individual serving bowls or cups and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hour. 

  4. Top with almonds, remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, and chocolate chips, if desired, before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you are not a fan of the texture of chia seeds, you can add them to the blender in Step 1 for a smoother consistency. 

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Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Can’t believe the Super Bowl is less than a week away and I haven’t shared any game day recipes yet! Don’t worry though. I’m coming in hot with a fabulous dip recipe that I think you’ll love. This Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is dairy free but yet, still so creamy and addicting. And best of all, it is so easy to make. You just throw everything in the blender until it comes together.

A high speed blender works best with this recipe for that extra creamy texture, but if you don’t have one, just blend for several minutes until the grittiness of the almond flour goes away. I don’t have a fancy blender so that’s what I did. I kept blending for about 5 minutes while tasting it every minute, and the texture smoothed out perfectly by the end of it. I couldn’t stop eating it with some potato chips and fresh vegetables!

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Also… did you notice that I added a nutrition info section to my newer recipes? You can find them below the instructions. I’ve had several requests from the readers for it and I debated long and hard whether I should add it or not, because I’m all about listening to the body and intuitive eating, instead of counting macros, calories, etc.

However, if you feel that it’ll help you one way or another, I’m happy to provide that information. Just be mindful that our body is not a math equation. Focus on quality over quantity, and really try to feel what your body is needing instead having to fit into a certain number goal. I plan to go back to my older posts to add the nutrition information for those as well, so let me know if there are any specific recipes that you want to see that data for more than others, and I’ll work on those first.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this quick and easy Paleo Dill Pickle Dip for your next gathering. It’s guaranteed to be a popular one, because after all, who doesn’t love pickles? The crunchy pickle and onion bits in the smooth dip just makes it a perfect texture and you won’t be able to stop with just one scoop.

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place blanched almond flour, coconut milk, dill pickle juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and sea salt in a high powdered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Fold in dill pickles, red onions, and dill weed. 

  3. Serve chilled with chips and vegetables. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a high powered blender, you may need to blend for up to 5 minutes or the texture might end up gritty.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Dill Pickle Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.