Monday, April 30, 2012

Today's Allergy: Eggs

You have just been told that your child, or yourself, is allergic to eggs!! Don't panic.....First of all let me tell you that my 2nd child has several, several food allergies, or sensitivities. And now we believe that the baby has food allergies as well. And because I'm a nursing mama, I too now have foods that I can not eat. So what in the world can you eat, or do we eat, since we have to avoid so much. Believe me it is not as "hard" as you may think. There is hope and you will be amazed at the "substitutions" that are available.

Did you know that eggs are found in a lot of cake, certain noodles (which also includes soups, "spaghetti O's"), breads, donuts, french toast, waffles, ice creams, and of course any kind of egg breakfast casserole.

But did you also know that a simple substitution for an egg can be avocado, tofu, bananas, applesauce, flaxmeal, or gelatin, just to name a few. One example is: 3 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp of cornstarch = 1 egg

So for breakfast you could try some semi-firm tofu, (trust me it's not as gross as it sounds, or looks, and it really takes on the flavor of whatever you mix with it - I once made eggrolls with super firm tofu instead of chicken and the guys never knew the difference) some bacon, and homemade home-fries. For lunch you could have a tuna sandwich made with mashed avocado instead of mayo. For dinner how about you use the cornstarch + H2O mixture for making breaded chicken. And for dessert a cake made with applesauce or black beans. I know it doesn't taste exactly the same, but hey it's still good and at least it won't give ya the poops!!!

Thank you Cook's Thesaurus
Cooks Thesaurus: Eggs

1 comment:

  1. Wow, didn't know that you could substitute egg with so many things! I'm not a huge egg fan myself, so these are great tips, thanks. :)