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.
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).
Serving size egg
Allergy information for Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, egg)
Net carbs0 grams
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
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