About a year ago I found out that I had some problems digesting dairy and eggs. Honestly, I ignored the eggs, but concentrated on removing dairy from my diet as that resonated with me as having caused me digestive distress. However, as I was in experimentation mode at the time I went about trying to replace the eggs in my baking. I tried tofu, mashed bananas and a few others (didn’t try the egg replacer stuff as it didn’t seem like a healthy thing to do). None of them worked. I gave up.
About 1 month ago someone said something to me that jolted me in the recognition that perhaps eggs could be causing me more subtle problems. And shortly afterwards realized I felt horribly during a run. What had I eaten right beforehand? eggs. Uh oh.
So here I am after 14 months of diet experimentation and I am starting anew with something that I should have done a while ago. I am going to remove all eggs and dairy from my diet for two weeks. Every ounce. Not a speck. Let’s see how that goes.
Wow. Was that a tangent. What I meant to say was, “Today I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and replaced one of the eggs with flax seeds.” Really exciting for me cause it totally worked. A friend mentioned chia seeds to me as a great egg replacer and upon looking chia seeds in my handy Whole Foods Encyclopedia I found that flax seeds could work as well. (Not quite as well, so I am going to get some chia seeds soon.) I am going to try to replace both the eggs in my cookies next time. I am pretty excited right now because I am having no distress from eating the cookies. The chips were non dairy so I am feeling happy having made yummy cookies. yay!
* On a side note, hubbend and I are starting a new thing where he asks me about a nutrition concept and I research it and explain it to him. I’ll get back to you on that. Yesterday was lecithin.