Monday, May 11, 2009

"What Can I Substitute for Eggs?"

If I am following a diet that tells me to have an egg once in a while on the breakfast menu, what I can substitute for them? I do not like eggs in any form.
Tania G.

Dear Tania,

Instead of an egg, you'll want to have another small portion of a high-protein food that provides under a hundred calories to tide you over for most of the morning. Examples of these include:

- Six ounces of low fat yogurt (should be less than 100 calories)
- An ounce of low-fat cheese
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese (great on toast instead of cream cheese)
- An ounce of turkey or ham
- A tablespoon of peanut butter can be used occasionally for a substitute but does contain more fat than an egg.

1 comment:

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