Egg Replacer Recipes

allergy recipes

Chicken eggs are an amazing food for the brain! They are a particularly convenient source of cholesterol, choline, and fatty acids, all of which are critical for a child’s brain development and function.

Sadly, however, many people can not tolerate egg. They rank as one of the top food allergens and often folks have to take them out of the diet for a while.

The good news is, provided you don’t have an anaphylactic-type allergic reaction to eggs, you might be able to reintroduce them without a problem once you bolster the body by improving digestion and feeding the immune system.

If you browse through my work, you’ll see that I talk about four main things to do if you want to improve a body’s physical resilience.

One of them is to remove irritation. Part of this step is to remove all foods to which your body’s immune system is reacting.  If that means taking out eggs, then, sadly, this superfood is unavailable to you for the time being.

Here are two egg replacer recipes you can use while you work at raising the body's resilience

Egg Replacer Recipe #1:

Mix together:
11⁄4 cups arrowroot flour or tapioca flour 1⁄4 cup corn-free baking powder
1⁄2 tbsp guar gum or xanthan gum

Keep this handy, stored in a jar.

When ready to use, combine 11⁄2 tsp of the powder with 3 tbsp water and whisk well. This equals 1 egg. Scale up as needed.

Egg Replacer Recipe #2:

Combine 1 tbsp ground chia seeds or flax seeds with 1⁄4 cup water.
Mix well and let it sit in the fridge until a gel forms (about 15 minutes). This equals 1 egg. Scale up as needed.

Remember, unless your child has an established anaphylactic reaction to eggs, the goal is ultimately to re-introduce them. So while you’re taking them out, you have some work to do. You have to work on the Core Strategies for raising resilience. Once the body is strong, try them again.

The reaction is not the egg’s fault, it’s time to refocus on the body.

(IMPORTANT NOTE! if the reaction was anaphylactic please don’t reintroduce eggs until you get the go-ahead from your doctor!). To learn more about food sensitivity check out this post.

These egg replacer recipes are taken from my book, Raising Resilience, which will teach you more about the core dietary strategies you need to follow if you want to improve your child’s health, brain function & resilience. You can learn more about the book & find more recipes for resilience here.


About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition¬ģ Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids.¬†She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her¬†Calm & Clear Kids¬†introductory course,¬†her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature¬†Roadmap to Resilient Kids,¬†¬†along with her book¬†Raising Resilience,¬†have¬†helped families¬†in at least 44 countries¬†improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce¬†their reliance on medication.¬†She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work¬†with families, and she¬†continues to¬†bring an understanding of the Nourishment Needs and Biological Stress to the mainstream conversation about children‚Äôs mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines.¬†

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