Today's trade-in is EGGS!
When you're thinking about becoming vegan, some things really stand out. Meat is obvious, and then your mind drifts to dairy--cheese, milk, yogurt. They're all things we'll cover here eventually. But today is all about eggs.
Eggs are a breakfast staple in lots of places, but when you go vegan, you eliminate them from your diet. Does that mean that you can't enjoy things that are usually made with eggs? Of course not. We can make our own versions of dishes that usually call for eggs, and there are many options! :)
One of my favorite substitutes is the flax egg. If you bake a lot like I do, this one comes in handy! Any time the recipe calls for an egg, just add 1 tbsp ground flax and 2.5 tbsp water. Let that sit for 5 minutes before adding to your recipe. Easy peasy. :)
If you don't have flax meal on hand, you can check out this really simple chart to replace eggs in your baked goods. A lot of vegan baked goods recipes have the egg taken out of the equation, so they've done the replacement for you. Bananas and applesauce are sure bets. :)
Or you can buy egg replacer from the store. Ener-G makes a product (one I've never used, so I can't attest to its quality or accuracy at replacing eggs) you can add to your recipe instead of eggs. If you try this, let me know! :)
But that's just for a whole egg. What about just the yolk? There's a product for that, too! Check out The Vegg's Vegan Egg Yolk for this (another product I have yet to try but have seen good reviews for). I know I miss that toast-and-egg-yolk combo, so this might be something I'll have to try someday. :)
But what if you want dishes like omelets, egg salad, or French toast? Good question. We have an answer! ChooseVeg.com has a seriously drool-worthy list of recipes you can try that substitutes tofu for the eggs. And I know that probably sounds gross to you, but don't knock it 'til you try it. :)
Egg-less tofu omelet from Post Punk Kitchen
Lots of options!! You can still eat all of your favorite dishes, but this way, they're cruelty-free while being delicious. :) Share your favorite vegan recipes that call for eggs below, and have a great day!!
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.