When I got home, I wanted to read a little more into this, because of course, you can't believe everything that you hear. I found lots of moms out there trying to make a difference. One website, Die, Food Dye! is about a Mother who has a child allergic to food dyes and what she has discovered along the way.
This week is Easter, the week moms everywhere are filling baskets with candy, toys and dyed eggs. I know I will be thinking twice! This year, I will be giving them a plant for the garden that they can call their own and take care of, some homemade playdough (that I still need to make but found a great recipe), new sidewalk chalk and some ...
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
1. Boil your eggs and chill them right away to stop the cooking process. I put my eggs in the water right away (when you put cold eggs into boiling water, they may crack easier). Then, bring the water to boil. I let them rapid boil for 12-14 minutes and then cool.
Red/Orange: 2T paprika
Green: 1 c packed spinach
Yellow: 2 T tumeric
Pink: 1 medium beet, diced
Blue: 1/2 c blueberries
They are beautiful! And it doesn't even bother me anymore that the dye leaks into some of the cracks in the eggs. I'll still eat it.