Healthy Food Dye? YES! Today we’re sharing how to naturally dye eggs. This is great for snacking, making deviled eggs and highly encouraged to do with the kids!
Our daughter had an absolute blast making white eggs pink and yellow. We used all natural ingredients and healthy food ingredients! You can find her finished avocado deviled eggs recipe on Courtney’s Sweets for Mini Chef Mondays now! This is a healthy food recipe using fresh ingredients and nothing artificial.
It’s not a super messy activity, but these dyes can stain, just like any other dye. Make sure you have your area protected and you’re not wearing your absolute favorite outfit.
Here’s both of our dyes and after we dunked our eggs in there you can see the beautiful color we achieved! If you use them with the shell on you’ll see that the eggs will be much lighter. Since we use free range eggs we find that the brown eggs don’t really hold color well. This is how we can dye Easter Eggs and keep eating our healthy eggs too!
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How to Naturally Dye Eggs
- 1 cup chopped beets or even beet scraps
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tumeric
- 2 cups water
- In a sauce pan combine the ingredients for the color desired and bring to a boil.
- Allow to boil for 5-10 minutes if pink, 3-5 minutes for yellow.
- Cool and then start to dye your eggs.
- Place them in the dye for about 2-3 minutes to allow the natural dye to set in.
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This is so so awesome!!! I’m always looking for natural ways to replace things in our foods, and I typically just avoid food dyes altogether. I can’t wait to give this a shot though when my son gets a little older! Thanks so much for sharing <3
You’re so welcome! I hope you guys have fun dying your eggs 😀
Does the egg take up the beet and turmeric flavor? And is the vinegar necessary? Just don’t want to add any pronounced flavors.
They do take on a slight flavor, but not too much! 🙂 You can leave the vinegar out of some colors –
here’s another post to show even more ways! https://www.courtneyssweets.com/homemade-easter-egg-dye/
Can anyone recommend how to make green natural food dye for eggs?
There are many alternatives on the market. We tried a few options, but nothing gave us a beautiful color like the beets and turmeric.