No Eggs? No Problem
As food allergies become more commonplace it should come as no surprise that one day you may have to prepare a meal or snack for someone who has one. If that allergy is to egg whites the substitution is simple.
Flax Egg Recipe (makes the equivalent of one egg):
1. Start with whole flax seeds and grind them as needed, or buy pre-ground flax meal
2. Whisk 3 Tablespoons of water into 1 Tablespoon of ground flax meal
3. Let the mixture sit until it becomes the consistency of an egg white, usually within 10-15 minutes
Use the flax egg the same way you would use a regular egg in pancakes, meatloaf, meatballs or even muffins and brownies. The flax adds a a slightly nutty flavor and gives your meal an added benefit of fiber and healthy omega-3 fats.
Ground flax seed can be found in most grocery stores, and once opened can be kept tightly sealed in the fridge for up to 3 months.