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Coloring eggs is a wholesome family activity that creates lasting memories. Children love to color Easter eggs but parents often hate the cleanup, dye stains, and massive messes that can come with the process! This year, skip the store-bought dye and go natural!

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Step 1: Prepare 6-7 Hard Boiled Eggs.

Step 2: To prepare the dye use the following:

•    2 C chopped purple cabbage
•    1 chopped beet
•    2 C red onion skins
•    2 C yellow onions skins  (loose skins can be found at the bottom of the onion box)
•    2 Tbsp of paprika
•    2 Tbsp of tumeric (found in the bulk section of the store)
•    1 C blueberries
•    2 C Spinach

Step 3: Place each of these things into 2 C of water along with 1 tsp salt and boil for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Strain the water and place in a jar or bowl and add 1 Tbsp white vinegar to each dye.

Step 5: Allow them to cool before using.

Step 6: Place the dyes into plastic cups and use plastic spoons to dip and retrieve the eggs from the dye.

Step 7: Place on a paper towel and allow them to dry.

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Caitlyn graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Dietetics. She has worked in nutrition at Mid Iowa Community Action and as a clinical dietitian for the Iowa Veterans Home and Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Her goal is to help you and your family develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by sharing creative and practical nutrition tips.

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