Thank you all for your suggestions! Sorry for the delayed reply. Still getting used to the SP site and I didn't realize anyone had replied to my post!
The main reason I was not wanting to eat the yolks was that I was trying to stay within my calorie range and not be hungry! I'm kind of working everything out still. I would rather eat the entire egg! :) I've been doing one whole egg and two yolks for breakfast.
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I agree with most everyone else - eat 'em! They are the best part of the egg and I have never believed the hype that they elevate cholesterol. I think sugar and processed foods are worse for cholesterol than a whole food like eggs.
I eat the yolks too, or at least some of them-- maybe one whole egg and one white for a scramble. Most of the egg's nutrient value is in the yolk and it's a decent kind of fat in them. I will occasionally enrich the dog food with what is left over; if I worry about salmonella it's easy to give it a shot in the microwave. My dog is VERY active so he is not in danger of overweight.
Egg yolks can be frozen and used later in things like stir fries, meat loaves, etc....
You can also find easy recipes online for using egg yolks as hair conditioner or facial masks.
AND, you can make paint out of egg yolk, water, and food coloring.. then paint on paper or on cookies or even tortillas and then bake them!.
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I eat the yolks whenever I choose to have eggs. I don't buy the "egg cholesterol is bad" statements. I realize that personal examples of the statement being wrong dont disprove it (if it was even scientifically proven to begin with...I haven't reseached that so I don't know), but both of my grandfathers ate two fried eggs almost every morning for 50+ years and both had normal cholesterol. My aunt hasn't touched an egg in her life, is vegetarian, and of normal weight but has very high cholesterol. So...I say, if you like them and your body likes them, eat them. The media will come up with some other food that is bad for you soon anyway. :-)
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81 3/29/13 10:09 A
I was also scared to eat the egg yolks as I have high cholesterol but I have found that not having the egg yolks has made no difference to that figure - so I assume it does not increase my cholesterol and now enjoy the whole egg.
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Eat at least one- it's really good for you.
My mom saved the yolks for baking or custards. It makes things delicious but if you don't want those things in the house you're better off just pitching the leftover yolks.
Personally, I eat 1 whole egg plus a bunch of whites and pitch the yolks. I buy the cheaper, 18-egg cartons.
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1,803 3/29/13 12:24 A
Definitely eat the egg yolks. If you only eat 2 or 3 eggs a day removing the yolks isn't going to save you a TON of calories. The yolks are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and are much closer to nature (i.e. not processed junk) than a lot of other options. If there's some reason you can't eat them, then check out the other options for eggs at the grocery store (mine has about 5 or 6 different brands of just egg whites).
I'm serious. The yolk contains most of the vitamins and minerals in an egg. In fact, an egg is one of the most complete foods you can eat (though it does not contain vitamin C)- but that's only with the yolk.
The whole deal about cholesterol is a load of nonsense. Not only is there NO evidence that the dietary cholesterol in egg yolks lead to heart disease and high cholesterol. In fact, the vitamins and minerals in eggs can actually be beneficial to heart health!
If you're avoiding egg yolks for caloric purposes (which is understandable as a volume eater), I would suggest going for the pure liquid egg whites, but NOT Egg Beaters. Egg Beaters can have about 20 ingredients. (Why people think Egg Beaters with 20 ingredients are better than a whole, natural egg is beyond me).
Of course, you could always take the Rose Nylund approach and put them into a ziploc bag to give to the homeless. Just be sure you don't stay up for 72 hours trying to write a great new southern romance novel. Otherwise, you'll start seeing "little balls of sunshine in a bag" when you look at those egg yolks you are going to donate to the less fortunate.
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I second what JUSTEATREALFOOD said (and SLASALLE). Just eat the egg and enjoy!
Edited by: ALORTA at: 3/28/2013 (18:55)
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Some people have serious cholesterol issues and the egg yolk is lots of cholesterol. If you're not worried about cholesterol, I totally agree that the whole egg is best nutritionally.
Buy "All WHITES" EGG WHITES.....they are fluffy and are low calorie with no preservatives...the carton lasts a long time....they dont have that yellow dye in them like egg beaters.....which I think is gross....the all whites are fluffier too!
Hi all. This seems like a silly question but I'm hoping somebody has a good solution. I've started doing egg white scrambles and I feel awful wasting the egg yolks. Any ideas on what to do with them? I hate to just toss them.
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