The Elimination/Challenge Diet had been going along at a nice clip. There were some foods that caused a problem and I put them at the end of the list to retry, nothing awful. Then I had a HUGE setback. Not sure what I ate, I was a little too cavalier and consumed two new foods back to back. The result left me in a lot of pain for days and now I am resetting. After 24 hours without pain I will begin reintroducing foods that I have not yet tried, or that caused a mild reaction. I am not going to worry about the foods that went down just fine. It will be easier this time around.
So, one of the known problem foods is eggs. I seem to be able to eat small amounts, but eating two at one sitting is bad. I tried both yolks and white separately and even tried duck eggs, but no matter what, eating more than one egg at a time is a problem. Muffin tin frittatas are in, omelets are out.
Because of the small amount of egg per serving in baked goods, I am sure they would be fine, but in order to minimize any possible reactions, I began looking at how to replace eggs and came across some very useful information.
When a recipe calls for eggs to be used as a binder, you can substitute the following for each egg:
1/2 medium banana, mashed
1/4 cup applesauce or other puréed fruit
1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken up.
When a recipe calls for egg to be used as a leavener:
1 1/2 tablespoons of oil mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
I have used the applesauce and flax seed methods with really good results and I am looking forward to trying the others. Do you have any egg replacement tips?