Dying Easter Eggs the Natural Way

Easter is a holiday full of tradition and family activities from Sunday brunch to dying eggs and egg hunts.

This year, go natural by coloring your Easter eggs with dyes made at home. Below is a recipe from Whole Foods Market for how to make different dye colors using fruits, vegetables and spices!

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Photo by Whole Foods Market

Ingredient Options           

For red/pink: 2 cups roughly chopped raw beets

For blue/purple: 2 cups blueberries

For yellow: 1-teaspoon turmeric 

Experiment with other colorful ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea, ground paprika or grape juice, too, if you like!


Put your choice of coloring ingredient into a small pot with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and then stir in vinegar. Set aside to let cool until warm or room temperature. To color eggs, submerge in dye, turning often for even coating, until desired color is reached. For more colors, dye eggs first in one color, then wipe dry and dye in a second color.

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.