Recently my husband, Dean, did a food sensitivity test and was surprised to learn he is highly sensitive to eggs. We tried to figure out what had been causing his terrible tummy aches, and did numerous eliminations to his diet. We thought it was lactose, perhaps gluten, maybe an ulcer. After having some tests done the doctors weren’t able to figure it out, so I ordered the food sensitivity test. Once we got the results back I started reading food labels, not for lactose or gluten, but this time for eggs.
We removed eggs completely from his diet, and his tummy started feeling better. However, removing eggs also left several recipes he could no longer eat. This lead me back to doing research about egg substitutes.
For scrambled eggs we use JUST Egg, their motto is “made from plants, not chickens”. They’re pretty good, and luckily our local grocery carries them. I can also use them in numerous dishes, but at $5 US for 12 ounces that equals eight servings, I wanted to find something a bit more economical for recipes.
Enter The Neat Egg. One package is around $3.50 US and is equivalent to eighteen eggs. That is great a savings, and they are a perfect alternative to using eggs as a binder in recipes. I think next time I will get Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer just to do more of a comparison, because I love their products.
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I’ve never heard of any of these replacement eggs and I’m not sure if we have them in the UK. A search would no doubt let me know, should I need a replacement. I would miss eggs a lot though, what a versatile food it is.
You’re right about missing eggs, he really does miss them… but he doesn’t miss the tummy aches. Let me know if you find anything like it in the UK, I’d like to know what brands you have there 🙂
Very interesting, we’ve been trying to figure out what my husbands’ dietary issue is, never thought it might be eggs!
Tiffany, we never thought of eggs either. I got Dean the food sensitivity test from Everlywell. It was easy to do, and the results are easy to understand. Eliminating eggs has made his stomach stop hurting, and his day to day life so much better.
As a chef and food writer, food issues are important to me and I do believe that we all need to pay more attention to these issues. The number of people both in the US and my own country the UK that suffer from either food allergies or sensitivities continues to grow and I thing governments need to spend more time & money getting to the root causes of this growing problem.
I completely agree, the numbers are staggering and continue to grow. I don’t know what causes these allergies and/or sensitivities.. whether vaccinations, GMOs, or whatever it is…. a study needs to be done.