It’s Easter season. Know how I know? Every store in town is stocking up on Easter eggs: plastic eggs, chocolate eggs, egg dyeing kits. You get the picture. As far as Easter goes, eggs represent rebirth and renewal, which is a lovely idea, but how many eggs have to be hard boiled, dyed and then thrown away for this tradition?
We are vegan; we choose not to eat eggs and other animal products. Up until now, our being vegan has not had any kind of outside challenge. But now my son is 3 1/2 and is in nursery school. Snacks and lunch are not an issue. My son’s teachers and fellow classmates, along with their parents, are not only respectful of our choice, but they are happy to bring snacks that are vegan so that my son can participate.
As the year has gone on, there have been projects associated with the major holidays like the Thanksgiving luncheon (where there were plenty of vegetables and sweet potatoes to fill any belly) and the traditional baking of the gingerbread cookies at Christmas (a vegan recipe was used!) As the Easter season approached, I began to wonder if there is a way to dye eggs without dying eggs. How should I approach this? Do I ask my son to sit this one out?
I did some research and it found the most amazing product. They are called EggNots! A dye-able ceramic egg! The story goes that the creator’s niece was diagnosed with food allergies and she could not even touch an egg. Not wanting her niece to feel left out while the other children dyed eggs at school, church and at scouts, she created these amazing little creations.
Here are the facts straight from EggNots.com. EggNots are:
- Non-perishable and eco-friendly
- 100% safe for those with egg allergies
- Vegan friendly – no animal products used!
- Made in the USA
I ordered a dozen and they came in a little egg carton. They are light and easy to hold. My son brought them to school for his whole class. Now everyone gets to make beautiful eggs for Easter that last forever!
Lisa Dawn Angerame is a wife, mother, yogi, and vegan cook. She is working hard to spread the vegan love through her cooking, teaching, and blog. Visit Lisa’s Project: Vegan for easy family recipes made with compassion and love.
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