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Kara

2.09.2010

Breakfast for dinner


Had a few veggies with dinner - spinach and roasted peppers in my egg white omelet. I put the omelet in a flat out wrap. Yum yum! Food Buzz sent me a coupon for a dozen Eggland's Best eggs. I had had them before but didn't know their benefits. Here are some of the benefits from their carton:

They have higher levels of nutrients than standard eggs: vitamins A, D, E, B2 and B12,
and lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol. The eggs don't taste any different, but with all of the extra benefits - I'll take it!

I have been buying huge 3 dozen egg cartons when I go to the market, since I eat egg whites and bake often. I have definitely cut back eggs and used flax eggs (1 tbs flax + 1/4 cup water) for much of my baking when possible, but one thing I have been questioning is whether I should be purchasing organic eggs. Do you buy organic eggs? Eggland's Best makes them - but I feel like buying organic when I am only going to eat the whites is a waste! However, I should probably keep everything consistent.

14 comments:

  1. I love breakfast for dinner! :)

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  2. i try to buy local or organic animal-based things just because i feel better if the animals are treated better. do you just end up tossing the yolks, or can you use them in baking? gong against what i said above, i sometimes buy the liquid egg whites in the carton to avoid wasting the yolks.

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  3. I hate wasting the yolks also. But my hubby always gives me crap and says it doesn't matter :-). As far as organic goes....I really want to try and buy eggs from a local farmer...to get the organic and free range benefits. But umm, they are really expensive and when you eat a lot of eggs (especially since I eat more to make up for the loss of the yolk) it ends up being a lot of money! I think organic is a start...but we still lose a lot of health benefits from them not being free-range as much as possible. I really wish I lived in the country so I could have my own coop. That'd be the bomb! But it's probably easier for you since you don't eat meat and that cuts out a lot of money on your bill!

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  4. I've been having a lot of eggs lately with mushrooms and red bell pepper. so good!!

    Maybe there is a farmers market or local farmer you can get your eggs from?

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  5. I always buy organic or from a farmer as my brother worked in a chicken farm in his youth and the conditions of battery hens are absolutely horrendous. Even if they say free range then it prob means they are squished into a tiny field for a bout an hour a day.

    I personally don't like the sound of the eggs that have been tampered with as how has that been done?- au naturel is my preferred choice. Also if you are not eating the yolk are you actually getting those benefits - B vits are usually fat soluble so need fat to be absorbed.

    To save on using just whites have you thought about using 1 yolk with a couple of whites - then you get the benefits of the yolk (v good for you) plus the low fat protien. Taste better too!

    Kaz

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  6. I buy the egg whites in a carton if I know I won't be eating most of the yolks.

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  7. My neighbor has chicken, & she sends over eggs every so often - there was a surprising difference in yumminess between her fresh organic eggs than my usual storebought kind!

    I freeze some of the egg yolks in case I need them for a recipe.

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  8. Why no yolks? That's where all the good stuff is at! I try to buy eggs locally when I can and organic when I can't buy locally.

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  9. I can't eat eggs by themselves anymore. Really strange, I used to eat them a lot, not a ton, but at least a couple of times a week. But they now, by themselves scrambled or an omlet, give me terrible tummy pains. I have tried just the white, egg beaters, just the yolks...all of it and I still get sick. So sadly, my egg buying has gone down a lot.
    I have always bought organic eggs because that is what we grew up with. The non-organic eggs are sprayed with a sealant that penatrates into the egg. That sealant/perservative gives my dad the feeling of a heart attack and sends him to the hospital. So needless to say, non-organic eggs are just not worth it.
    Great job on the not going to the grocery store - I'm trying that right now, too!

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  10. I love dinner for breakfast :-)

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  11. Breakfast for dinner is the best!

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  12. We buy eggs from the farmer next door. Can you find them local? That's your best bet. My hubbs does like "boxed" egg whites.

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  13. I usually buy organic eggs, but we use the yolks too. If I'm doing egg whites only, I'll buy the cartoned egg whites from Trader Joe's. Both hubby and I think there is a better flavor with organic eggs, they are more buttery or something. But that's only if you are eating the yolks :)

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  14. Yum! I almost had a bfast dinner tonight but went for a english muffin pizza :) I always buy organic eggs, but I also look for free range & grass fed. This way you know that the hens are not being fed just organic grain, but they are eating what they would naturally eat... grass n' bugs.

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