9 Recipes for Naturally 'Dyeing' Easter Eggs

Ditch the chemicals and go au-natural for your Easter eggs

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These gorgeous eggs are easy and can literally be designed from the contents in your refrigerator!

Finding Easter eggs during a hunt is only half of the fun. Dyeing, painting, decorating, and beautifying the delicate shells are an adventure of their own. Whether hand painted, tye-dyed, or colored with other food (or drink) products, just like snowflakes and their different shapes and various designs, no two are alike!

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The tradition of painting Paschal eggs (aka Easter eggs) dates back to when households would give up eating eggs in observance of Lent. Fat Tuesday was known to be the last day people were able enjoy dairy and eggs before the celebration of Easter. Sometimes Easter eggs were dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ.

With all of those egregious color tablets and strange kit contents, you may be less than thrilled about getting crafty.  The answer to gorgeously colored eggs could be right in your refrigerator. We’ve compiled advice from egg-cellent experts to assist in giving us great recipes for dying Easter egg naturally! They’re more natural and, in many cases, less messy and safe for kids.

Safeway executive chef Jeff Anderson suggests keeping things lighthearted.

”Have fun with this!” Anderson exclaimed. “Pick your favorite produce and experiment with formulas to create different colored eggs. Make sure to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables for better color.”

You can make everyone green with envy by using spinach for a grassy hue. With the help of beets you can tickle your Easter eggs pink! Break out the ingredients (not the eggs), roll up your sleeves, and maybe put on an apron for good measure.

From Easter menus and party ideas to the best Easter dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered. Find all this and more on The Daily Meal’s Easter Recipes & Menus Page.


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I HAVE READ EVERY WORD OF HOW TO DYE EASTER EGGS WITH NATURAL THINGS FROM YOUR REFRIGERATOR , N O WHERE DO THEY SAY HOW TO PREPARE THE DYE USING BEETS, I HARD BOILED 12 EGGS, LET THEM COOL DOWN AND I WANT TO COLOR THEM, IS THE WATER REQUIRED SUPPOSED TO BE ROOM TEMP, HOT OR BOILED ? DO I MIX THE VINEGAR AND THE BEETS (I WANT TO USE CANNED BEETS IN THEIR JUICE, CAN I USE THEM? MY EMAIL IS lucy1405@aol.com

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