Dye Hard Boiled Eggs with Natural Food Coloring

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We chatted a lot about Back to School last month and this post goes right along with that. Some great ideas here, including dying hard boiled eggs with natural food coloring.

Horizon Organic Milk sent me a Lunch Box Kit with exactly the type of containers I use to pack our school lunches. A sandwich box from Sistema, snack/sandwich bags from Chico made with recycled material, icepack, reusable & insulated lunch tote!


Now what to pack in it? My creative juices do not last. While I started off the school year doing well, after a month in we are back to peanut butter and jelly almost daily. ha!

Love love this 5 Lunch Needs and 50 Ways to Please resource from registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer. It uses the five main food groups with 10 ideas for each category.

Some examples…

Sprinkle cinnamon on apple slices. um how come I didn’t think of this?

Cucumber ribbons. I can just see my kids playing with their lunch with their friends. hee hee.

Dye hard boiled eggs to make colors? hmmmmmm. I needed to try this!

Hard Boiled Eggs with Natural Food Coloring

DIY Hard Boiled Eggs with Natural Food Coloring

What do ya think? Will the boys be surprised when they open their lunch?

Get a glass jar and fit it with enough water to cover the egg. Add a teaspoon or two of vinegar. Grab some natural food coloring at a health food store or on Amazon! Combine together and then peel off shell before you drop your egg in. Let it sit until your desired look.

I think this is a great idea at Easter time too!


I’ll admit that I don’t buy a lot of cow’s milk, but when I do it is always organic and the kids really like the vanilla/chocolate Horizon Organic Milk with 32 mg DHA Omega-Single Serve Milk Boxes and were DELIGHTED with me this past week for including them in their lunchbox.

This is the only milk box with DHA Omega-3, a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that has been studied for its role in supporting healthy brain development.

It is easy to just grab one out of the fridge and add to the box. Love easy!


What School Lunch ideas do you have?

Will you try my Hard Boiled Eggs with Natural Food Coloring?

Visit my Easy Guidelines to Pack Lunches!

WIN a Lunch Kit just like mine with 10 milk boxes for 2 weeks worth of lunches!

I received these items for free for review and all opinions are my own. Links may be affiliate.

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