Egg Dye for a Diet – All Natural
When it comes to Easter, everybody loves dying eggs. It goes along with our last blog post about seasonal eating, most people tend to eat more eggs during this time of year. We get to be creative with our kids, while creating a product along with lots of memories! But, did you know that artificial colors come with their fair share of harmful side effects. Artificial colors such as Red 3, Blue 1, etc. have been linked to cancer in lab rats, allergic reactions, and hyperactivity in adults and children. So what are you supposed to use when you want to dye eggs for Easter, but aren’t sure how to do it naturally or while on a diet?
Alternative Healthy Egg Dye for a Diet
Here are a few alternatives to your favorite colors of egg dye:
Blue: Take ¼ head of red cabbage cut into chunks. Add 4 cups of boiling water along with 2 TBSP of white vinegar. Let cool and then remove cabbage.
Orange: Use the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove the onion, stir in 3 tsp of white vinegar, and cool.
Yellow: Mix 2 TBSP of turmeric into 1 c. of boiling water, along with 2 tsp white vinegar, and allow to cool.
Pink: Take 1 medium beet and cut into chunks. Add 4 c. of boiling water and 2 TBSP white vinegar. Allow liquid to cool, and then remove beets.
Purple: Mix 1 cup of grape juice with 1 TBSP of vinegar.
Red – Orange: Mix 2 TBSP of paprika into 1 c. boiling water, along with 2 tsp white vinegar, and allow to cool.
Tips for Egg Dye While on a Diet
To get the most vibrant colors out of these mixes, add hard-boiled eggs and allow eggs to soak in dye overnight in the refrigerator. To add even more fun to decorating eggs, try using markers and stickers to add your own personalization. To find out what other colors you can make, try adding different fruits & vegetables to boiling water along with white vinegar. You may find a color that ends up being your favorite!
What are some great alternatives you use while on a diet?