Healthy Egg Substitutes
Are you limiting your cholesterol and looking for an egg substitute for recipes? It may be surprising but flax-seed makes a great egg substitute. Flax seed works well to bind ingredients together in a recipe, and coupled with the additional health benefits it brings, you may want to skip the eggs next time in your recipe.
Here’s a way to use flax-seed for recipes, in lieu of eggs. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax-seed, mixed with three tablespoons of water. Allow to set about one or two minutes, before combining with your other ingredients in your favorite muffin, bread, or other favorite recipe.
Another egg substitute that works well also is applesauce. A quarter cup of applesauce is usually required to replace one large egg in a recipe. If too much applesauce is used, however, it may change the consistency of the mixture altering the recipe. Recipes that require a little more moisture work best with wheat flour and the applesauce, compared to using white flour.
If you’re used to adding eggs to your favorite meatloaf recipe, you may want to try ground up vegetables as the moisturizer agent, instead of eggs that the recipe calls for.
To replace the use of eggs in pudding, tofu can be used as a thickening agent. Generally, a quarter cup of tofu is used in substitution of one large egg.
Here is a list of other simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry that you can substitute for one egg in a recipe.
• 1 tablespoon apricot puree
• 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
• 2 tablespoons potato starch
• 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 teaspoon baking powder
If you do not have an egg allergy, but still would like to avoid the cholesterol in eggs, then egg beaters may be a healthy alternative, since they only contain egg whites. They are a convenient source to include eggs without the added cholesterol in your diet, and you are prone to high cholesterol levels.
Ener-G egg replacer can serve as an egg replacement in recipes that call for eggs. This substitute is popular in vegan diets since it doesn’t contain eggs. It only needs water added to the mixture.
Since the prevalence of allergies is increasing in adults and children today, it’s best to read product labels carefully if you are allergic to any eggs, egg products, or other ingredients such as peanuts.
A healthy alternative for including eggs in a nutritious diet, are the egg substitutes, that can be used specifically for those individuals avoiding eggs for health reasons, or allergies.