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Easter Egg Dye from Onion Skins
Easter Egg Dye from Onion Skins

There are many other ways to dye your Easter eggs apart from store bought egg dye. You can make your own dye with various ingredients you have right at home! It might require a little more patience to make home dyes out of natural ingredients because it is a much slower process!!

  • Add about 3 large handfuls of onion skins, cold water and 1/2 cup wine vinegar to a wide pot.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool. Add some more water if necessary.
  • Wipe the eggs to clean them. Choose white or light colored eggs so that the colors of the dye look brighter.
  • Use a slotted spoon to add the eggs to the pot. Lay them in a single layer, carefully so they don’t crack. Bring to a boil again and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from pot. Set pot with water aside to cool. Once the water cools, refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, remove eggs, drain on paper towels and make them shiny with some oil. Show them off in a nice Easter basket!
If you want to make blue eggs, try the same procedure with red cabbage! If you want to make yellow eggs, try turmeric! Yellow onion skins lend a red color and red onion skins lend a cherry-brown color!
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
4 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
8 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
8 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
0 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
0 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
16 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
0 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
4 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.