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Eggs do not taste very good

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Created August 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Eggs seem to be a staple in the Paleo Diet, but I just can't eat them. Can i replace eggs with something else?

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:41 AM

Ooo ... That's good to know. I'll have to find some wild fish eggs. Thanks.

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on August 28, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I just read that wild fish eggs are an excellent source of choline as well.

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Eggs taste like gross fish to me if I over cook them. If I do scrambled eggs, I cook them like sunny side up and then scramble the yolk last minute and take it immediately off the burner. Hardly cooked yolk is the only way I can eat eggs straight up.

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:11 AM

+1 for two great ideas!

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:58 PM

.... not that it's a bad thing, just not an equivalent form.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:56 PM

yeah, but I think that's the plant beta carotene version, not the animal form of retinol.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Theres vit A in tomatoes too I beleive.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:24 PM

What sort of eggs have you had? I don't enjoy the flavor of your typical 99 cent grocery store eggs. But pastured eggs from chickens running around outside and feasting on bugs taste wonderful.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:22 PM

I agree with the "don't eat them" part if you simply don't like them.

However, I've found that eggs slathered in coconut oil, butter or ghee and with seasoning of your choice on them are fantastic. Especially if you find a good source with a very rich-tasting yolk.

Not saying this is you, but I'd say most people who claim to not like eggs aren't preparing them optimally.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:46 PM

You don't have to eat them. They're a staple of my diet because I have always adored them, but you don't have to eat them to be "Paleo."

I agree with others' suggestions about any other complete protein. Also, if you really feel like they're good for you, sneak them into your food. Making "meatloaf?" Throw an egg in! A Paleo smoothie? (Not my thing but hey, that's just my taste!) Throw an egg in! You'll never taste the egg mixed into things like that but you'll still get the health benefits.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:18 PM

If you don't like eggs, don't eat them. They are not essential to eating Paleo.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I your looking for alternative breakfasts - heres two simple ideas:

  • Almond milk, macadamia nuts, walnuts & blueberries for a paleo "cereal" (with optional sweetner like honey)

  • Bacon, chicken, tomato, onions or spring onions, salt (with optional hard cheese if you do dairy, or herbs if not)

Both of these are pretty darn breakfasty, no eggs needed.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:11 AM

+1 for two great ideas!

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:41 PM

I find the taste of eggs to be pretty strong. This may be helped by adding two egg whites for every egg. Also you could make muffins with eggs in them with almond or tapioca flour.

In addition, I make my eggs almost disappear in my omelettes. Soo good! I throw in a whole bunch of fruit and vegetables (and salt) and then my omlettes taste sweet! If I put banana in they taste like banana bread! Wish I had one now ;) They are also especially good with beets. Beets are sweet.

Or you could try them with mayo for egg salad.

Or on a burger.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:35 PM

You can definitely replace them with any other source of complete protein (fish, chicken, beef, pork, game meat, dairy, etc). I personally go through phases with eggs. Sometimes I really want an omelette, and will eat one daily for a couple weeks, then I'll get sick of them quickly and not eat an egg for a month or two or three. They're a good source of protein, but if you're eating an otherwise varied diet, you won't be missing out anything only found in eggs (CLA, vitamin D, vitamin A and b12 to name a few). You can get CLA from pastured beef or dairy. You can get vitamin D from sun exposure and seafood. Vitmain b12 from all other animal products, and vitamin A retinol from salmon and smaller amounts in dairy. Cholesterol is abundant in most shellfish.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Theres vit A in tomatoes too I beleive.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 27, 2012
at 11:58 PM

.... not that it's a bad thing, just not an equivalent form.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 27, 2012
at 11:56 PM

yeah, but I think that's the plant beta carotene version, not the animal form of retinol.

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:26 AM

olive oil, Parsley, & basil changes everything!!!

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:46 PM

If you choose not to eat egg yolks, then you will need to find a source for choline. Beef liver is a source, as is beef muscle meet to a lesser extent, but to get the daily requirement of 450-550mg you will probably need to supplement.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:41 AM

Ooo ... That's good to know. I'll have to find some wild fish eggs. Thanks.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

(452)

on August 28, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I just read that wild fish eggs are an excellent source of choline as well.

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