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Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs

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Did you know you could use 100% natural ingredients like onion skins and beetroot to dye eggs? It's super simple and so much healthier than any artificial alternatives.

 Artificial colours have been linked to hyperactivity, impaired ability to learn in children and even certain types of cancer. That's quite a few reasons to avoid artificial food dyes.

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I've experimented with some new types of dyes, it was so much fun! From all the ingredients that I've tried, beetroot, turmeric, chlorophyl and hibiscus tea create the most vibrant and beautiful colours!

Below is a list of ingredients you can use to dye hard-boiled eggs. You can dye whole or even peeled and partially peeled eggs to create a "marbled" look. While unpeeled hard-boiled eggs last for about a week, peeled hard-boiled eggs will last for up to 5 days (refrigerated).

Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs

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Nutritional values (per egg)

Net carbs0 grams
Protein0.5 grams
Fat0.4 grams
Calories6 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 36%, fat 61%

Total carbs0 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0 gramsSaturated fat0.1 gramsSodium54 mg(2% RDA)Magnesium1 mg(0% RDA)Potassium7 mg(0% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 12 eggs)

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, or as per table above
  • natural dyes of choice, as per table above
  • 1 tsp sea salt for boiling the eggs

Instructions

  1. First, boil the eggs. Fill a medium sauce pan with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to boil. Using a tablespoon or ladle, place the eggs into the water and cook for 10-12 minutes. It takes 10 minutes for large eggs to get them hard-boiled. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  2. Take off the heat and place the eggs into a bowl filled with cold water to cool the eggs down. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the dye by pouring hot water over the spices (see the table above). Add vinegar and set aside. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  4. When chilled, remove the eggs from the water and place on cutting board. For a "marbled" effect, break the shells by rolling them against a cutting board. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  5. Don't peel all of the shell off. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  6. Place the eggs into the dye (no need to remove the spices) and let it stand for at least 30 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator). The longer you leave them in the dye, the richer the colour will be. Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
  7. When done, place on a paper towel to dry. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Enjoy! Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per egg)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Eggs, hard boiled (free-range or organic)
0 g0.5 g0.4 g6 kcal
Apple cider vinegar
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per egg
0 g0.5 g0.4 g6 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

I made them using beetroot and fresh turmeric - love the colours!!! Thanks 😊

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Thanks Jeanette, turmeric is my favourite too! I just can't get it of my hands whenever I use turmeric - that's when I need to use gloves 😊

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Love the marble look! Thanks 😊

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Thanks Alison 😊

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LOVE the idea! I've tried beetroot and turmeric and the colours are just amazing. I have never thought of chlorophyll and hibiscus tea though. Time to try something different! 😊

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Thank you Hayley!

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