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Easter Eggs
Wellness
Published Friday Mar 30, 2018 by Erica Arvanitis

Naturally Dye Easter Eggs with These 4 Superfoods

Food
Recipes

Let’s brighten things up a bit! During this time of year, the tradition of dyeing eggs can be something that sends us straight back to being a kid. Whether you invite your peeps over to dye ‘em, or plan for your fam, a safer solution might be as close as the tea drawer. 

Ditch the chemicals and add even more color to your Easter basket by replacing food coloring with these six superfoods! 


Turmeric

You had me at yellow. When it comes to dyeing eggs, turmeric is top notch. Not only is it the least messy, there’s no prep work and it will give your eggs the most beautiful yellow color! 

 

INGREDIENTS 

3-4 white eggs, hard-boiled
1 tablespoon ground turmeric 
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons white vinegar 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place turmeric in a medium bowl. Pour boiling water over the turmeric and let steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours to extract the color.


2. Stir vinegar into the dyeing liquid; add the eggs. Refrigerate the eggs in the dye for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Soaking longer will give a more vivid color, but limit soak time to 24 hours.


3. Remove the eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon. Rinse of any excess spice residue, then let dry on a wire rack. If you plan to eat the eggs, refrigerate for up to 1 week.


 
Hibiscus

Let spring bloom with stunning blue hues! Pick up some hibiscus to get beautiful shades ranging from robin’s egg blue and turquoise, to denim and midnight blues. 

 

INGREDIENTS

3-4 white eggs, hard-boiled
4 tablespoons dried leaves/flowers
1 tablespoon vinegar 
1 ½ cups water

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Bring water and dried leaves or flowers to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes.


2. Turn off heat and strain dye into a jar or bowl and add vinegar.


3. Add a hard boiled egg to the dye bath and let sit for minutes to hours, depending on dye or desired color. 


 

Beets

Let’s face it, pink is pretty much unbeetable. Make Easter memorable with a recipe that gives your eggs a pop of magenta! 

 

INGREDIENTS

3-4 white eggs, hard-boiled
1-2 beets (about ¾ pound)
1 quart water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon white vinegar


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Roughly chop beets.  


2. Combine beets with water, vinegar and salt in a saucepan. 


3. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.


4. Strain, reserving the liquid for dyeing. 


5. Let liquid cool and place eggs in dye, allowing eggs to soak until they have reached desired hue. 


 

Coffee

Love your morning latte? Turns out that cup of joe can actually give you a deep, rich brown color for those Easter eggs! It’s almost like it was meant to bean

 

INGREDIENTS

3-4 white eggs, hard-boiled
1 quart strong black coffee (brewed)
2 tablespoons white vinegar


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place coffee in saucepan and add white vinegar.


2. Bring to a boil, then lower heat.


3. Allow ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes.


4. Strain dye into a bowl. 


5. Place eggs in cooled dye.


Tip: For a dark, rich brown boil eggs in black coffee for 30 minutes. For a light brown, soak eggs in room-temperature black coffee for 30 minutes. 


Hop to it! Add some (healthy) DIY to your Easter weekend with these colorful, bright and natural dyes for your eggs. 
 

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A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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Fitness
Published Monday Feb 17, 2020 by The Dailey Method

How to Be Intentional with Your Workout: Tips from The Dailey Method

Fitness
Barre
Cycling

The intentions we set in our daily lives are often methods for healing wounds, whether they’re self-inflicted or have been passed down to us by others. Developing a conscious practice to get rid of negative thoughts or feelings we’re holding onto can help us move in a more positive direction toward letting go, healing, and being present. 

Moving intentionally within our bodies allows us to fully notice how they feel so we can acknowledge and target the right areas. Some days we struggle to work hard enough while others, we push ourselves too hard! We do this both in class and in other areas of our life. It's important to remember to understand our bodies’ rhythms or fatigue while making space for our humanness, feelings, or need to be vulnerable.  

Here are a few simple guidelines for following intentions during your workout:

 

The Dailey Method class stretching

Be intentional about the way you set up each exercise.  

Remember that just like in life, taking a moment to pause and build the appropriate foundation will undoubtedly support you to be 100% successful on your journey. At The Dailey Method, we refer to this kind of mindful exercise as a “meditation in movement” and begin our practice with intentions. During the warmup, instructors encourage students to set an intention for their workout, even if it’s just a focus on breath, and then revisit it during their final resting pose. Often, we associate these goals with our Word of the Month, a specific theme to help guide our practice each month. But there are so many intentions to choose from—moving with your breath, moving with grace, forgiving yourself, shining your light out, the options are limitless, and you can alter them each day depending on where you are right here and right now. 

“Personally, I am so grateful for this process being part of my Dailey practice,” says Jill Dailey, founder of The Dailey Method. “It is a built-in opportunity for me to stay in the present, and when I wander (because of course I do!) a tool to guide my presence back to the here and now.” 

 

The Dailey Method cycling class
Pause when it’s tough. 

When the workout gets challenging or you feel like giving up at any point during class, set an intention to pause and remember the fact that we are all on this same path, doing this exercise together. You have all the tools you need to be successful—even if it means taking a quick rest or resetting your alignment! Don’t compare yourself to others; just focus on yourself and your goals for the workout. Remember why you’re there.  

 

The Dailey Method class with resistance bands

Carry your intentions with you.  

As you leave class, move with deliberation and show up at your next appointment, event, family gathering, or grocery shopping excursion as the greatest version of you. You just rocked your class and brought effort, strength, perseverance, and commitment. Acknowledge that and bring it with you. Don't forget about the intentions you set during class; figure out how you can apply them to other areas of your life! 

Make moving with intention part of your next workout by taking a class at The Dailey Method near you today!  

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The Dailey Method is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through fitness classes that pull from multiple disciplines. They ignite awareness through hands-on training and education, focusing on alignment and strength for a better posture, better movement, and better you.