Eggs

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DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor of any kind! If you have a concern or question about your baby’s health or potential allergies, pleeeease talk to your pediatrician or general doctor! 

I’m going to do a little “series” on allergens. There are a few common food allergies and intolerances that folks have: eggs, dairy, gluten, and nuts (peanuts and others). So I’ll do a post for each of those!

The official stance on eggs

I tend to follow the guidelines from the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics! So here is what they have to say (click the link to read more):

Signs your baby may have an egg allergy

These signs usually show up within seconds or minutes. Occasionally they’ll show up a few hours later. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

  • tingling and itching of the mouth
  • hives, itching, eczema
  • swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat
  • wheezing or trouble breathing
  • diarrhea, vomiting, nausea
  • dizziness, fainting

If an allergy exists, here are some alternatives you can offer

There’s no replacement for a hard-boiled, fried, or scrambled egg! 

But there are some substitutions you can use when you’re cooking and baking:

  • 1/2 mashed banana = 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce = 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter = 1 egg
  • You can also use chia seed or ground flax, but I figure the above ingredients are more likely in your house already!

If there is NO allergy, here are ways you can offer eggs!

 

  • Christi

    You can use chickpea flour mixed with milk, water, or non-dairy milk in a scramble, quiche, or omelette. You can also scramble tofu, as long as there is no soy allergy.

    • blwideas

      Wow! Very cool; thanks for sharing!