Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

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Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

There are two ways of achieving naturally colored boiled eggs. Boil them first, then cold-soak them in dyes. Or, boil them with the dye.

Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

Here are some suggestions on ways you can boil your eggs using all natural foods. Try some – it’s fun!

  • Boil eggs for 30 minutes or more with lots of onion skins; they’ll turn a pale orange to light red.
  • Boil eggs with spinach leaves for pale green coloring.
  • Soak hard-boiled eggs in grape juice; they’ll turn lavender.
  • Boil eggs in tea for pale brown, in coffee for darker brown.
  • Boil eggs with beets or cranberries for lovely pinks and reds.
  • For a golden color, dissolve the spice turmeric into water and soak eggs.
  • To create patterns on boiled eggs, draw on the shells with wax crayons or wrap them in rubber bands before dyeing.

See also:

  1. Healthy Easter Recipes
  2. Whimsical Collection of Free Easter Graphics
  3. The Good Easter Egg Salad Recipe

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing

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