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LRIVHOD0508
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6/21/10 12:36 P

Lots of cool info!



DARKFLAME2009
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6/20/10 8:04 P

J2740LOU: They don't need to be cooked...animals have a different digestive system than us...my dog eats raw meat, bones, and eggs.....we do give her cooked if she gets scraps....but mainly the raw is better for them...that's what dog food is made of plus added fillers and preservatives.....which is what my dog can't eat...she gets sick from kibble...




SASSY142
Posts: 3
6/20/10 7:59 P

I usually only eat the whites as well. If you have a dog you can feed it to your pet as long as you cook it first. My dogs love them!



SOLONGE
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6/19/10 4:41 P

i throw the yolks out. i prefer to buy the egg and separate it myself, instead of buying the cartons of egg whites.



DRBEEZ
Posts: 104
6/19/10 12:47 P

Key Lime Pie

3 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk (I use reduced fat or fat free)
1/3 cup key lime juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
graham cracker crust

Mix first 4 ingredients together. Pour into graham cracker crust and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

I have a sliver, my husband has a sliver and then I take the rest to work for others to enjoy. Also great for a picnic or BBQ this summer.



MYCUTEGIZMO
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6/19/10 12:37 P

I really hate the yolks too!!..well custard? creme brulee?



ECASPERS
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6/19/10 11:30 A

Like suggested here...I use one whole egg and 2 egg whites (throw the yolks away) and split the meal with my husband.



RDYNOW
Posts: 511
6/19/10 10:53 A

This is such a good question thanks for asking this. I swear I was wondering this last night when I was looking at my egg consumption. emoticon



TRILLIANTOO
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6/19/10 10:45 A

If you do really want to compost, you can worm compost.

There is no smell.

And then you can use it yourself, growing your own food indoors (can be done, I've done it with no sunlight, using plant lights), or give it to a friend who gardens.

I also have found folks who will take the compostables off your hand.





VTMELWEL
Posts: 659
6/19/10 9:37 A

Also I wish I could compost but I'm a college student living in an apartment so unfortunately that's not an option for me :(



VTMELWEL
Posts: 659
6/19/10 9:35 A

Thanks for all of the interesting information!


-I have bought egg beaters before (egg whites only and the regular) but I usually don't even have to buy eggs because I signed up online at Kroger and they send me lots of helpful coupons based on what I use my Kroger card for and often there is a coupon for a FREE carton of 12 large eggs!

-I will definitely have to start giving the yolks to my dogs, I have 2 and usually eat 2 egg whites in the morning so that works out perfect!



AURORA629
Posts: 2,388
6/19/10 7:14 A

While it is true that most of the fat and cholesterol in an egg come from the yolk, the yolk is still loaded with nutrients too. It is one of very food food sources for vitamin D. They also have vitamins A, E and K where the whites do not. Don't write them off too quickly.

www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.ht
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To avoid the high fat and cholesterol content, like anything else, they should be eaten in moderation. I usually limit the use of my egg yolks and make up the volume with egg whites. For example, I would make a 3 egg omelet using 1 whole egg and 1/3 cup egg whites. I would make an egg salad sandwich with 2 eggs (discarding ONE of the egg yolks). In most baked goods, I go with pure egg whites (from the carton). I use one whole egg for a breakfast sandwich.

In my opinion it is not a good idea to cut out egg yolks completely, limiting them yes, eliminating them no.



COTTRELL11
Posts: 1,552
6/18/10 11:46 P

One of the great things to do with a yolk is to whip it up and use as a facial mask. (Oh, and you can also do it with a whipped egg white.) Try it!



ANTISOCIALWRKR
Posts: 71
6/18/10 11:34 P

I can't believe no one suggested these ideas (maybe no one likes to cook as much as I do...)

*A rich, dense flan (uses a dozen medium yolks)

*Old-fashioned devil's food cake (which is egg yolks only not whole eggs)

*Custard-style ice cream with yolks only (tastes like premium!)

*Real mayonnaise or aioli, which you can store in the fridge for several weeks to several months


I've started buying cartons of egg whites only as well but I still buy eggs when I want hard-boiled whites in my salads. I save the yolks to add to pasta salads or egg salads. You can also add extra egg yolk(s) to carbonara and alfredo pasta sauces, quiches or make deviled "eggs" with just the yolks piped onto a cracker.

Even if you're watching your calories, fat or cholesterol, not everyone else is so definitely try to use the yolks and not waste perfectly good food. (I always try to bring something like this to potlucks or snack parties where most people don't want to eat healthy anyway!)





ANTISOCIALWRKR
Posts: 71
6/18/10 11:34 P

I can't believe no one suggested these ideas (maybe no one likes to cook as much as I do...)

*A rich, dense flan (uses a dozen medium yolks)

*Old-fashioned devil's food cake (which is egg yolks only not whole eggs)

*Custard-style ice cream with yolks only (tastes like premium!)

*Real mayonnaise or aioli, which you can store in the fridge for several weeks to several months


I've started buying cartons of egg whites only as well but I still buy eggs when I want hard-boiled whites in my salads. I save the yolks to add to pasta salads or egg salads. You can also add extra egg yolk(s) to carbonara and alfredo pasta sauces, quiches or make deviled "eggs" with just the yolks piped onto a cracker.

Even if you're watching your calories, fat or cholesterol, not everyone else is so definitely try to use the yolks and not waste perfectly good food. (I always try to bring something like this to potlucks or snack parties where most people don't want to eat healthy anyway!)





ANTISOCIALWRKR
Posts: 71
6/18/10 11:33 P

I can't believe no one suggested these ideas (maybe no one likes to cook as much as I do...)

*A rich, dense flan (uses a dozen medium yolks)

*Old-fashioned devil's food cake (which is egg yolks only not whole eggs)

*Custard-style ice cream with yolks only (tastes like premium!)

*Real mayonnaise or aioli, which you can store in the fridge for several weeks to several months


I've started buying cartons of egg whites only as well but I still buy eggs when I want hard-boiled whites in my salads. I save the yolks to add to pasta salads or egg salads. You can also add extra egg yolk(s) to carbonara and alfredo pasta sauces, quiches or make deviled "eggs" with just the yolks piped onto a cracker.

Even if you're watching your calories, fat or cholesterol, not everyone else is so definitely try to use the yolks and not waste perfectly good food. (I always try to bring something like this to potlucks or snack parties where most people don't want to eat healthy anyway!)





ANTISOCIALWRKR
Posts: 71
6/18/10 11:32 P

I can't believe no one suggested these ideas (maybe no one likes to cook as much as I do...)

*A rich, dense flan (uses a dozen medium yolks)

*Old-fashioned devil's food cake (which is egg yolks only not whole eggs)

*Custard-style ice cream with yolks only (tastes like premium!)

*Real mayonnaise or aioli, which you can store in the fridge for several weeks to several months


I've started buying cartons of egg whites only as well but I still buy eggs when I want hard-boiled whites in my salads. I save the yolks to add to pasta salads or egg salads. You can also add extra egg yolk(s) to carbonara and alfredo pasta sauces, quiches or make deviled "eggs" with just the yolks piped onto a cracker.

Even if you're watching your calories, fat or cholesterol, not everyone else is so definitely try to use the yolks and not waste perfectly good food. (I always try to bring something like this to potlucks or snack parties where most people don't want to eat healthy anyway!)





J2740LOU
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6/18/10 11:03 P

I usually buy fresh egg whites, but, if I use an egg, it goes into the garbage disposal. I think if you give pets an egg it has to be slightly cooked.



SNOOPY1960
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6/18/10 9:59 P

I mix it in with the dogs food. He loves it !



DARKFLAME2009
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6/18/10 9:53 P

My dog is also on the raw diet.....so I give my yolks to her....she loves them!

And yeah, raw sounds weird, but it's GREAT...and once you find good suppliers it's a LOT cheaper than kibble....

she also gets scraps and whatever we're eating....quite a spoiled dog ;-)



MAK1186
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6/18/10 9:45 P

I just buy a carton of egg whites! Solves the problem and you can measure out the equivalent to 1, 2 eggs etc.



TRILLIANTOO
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6/18/10 6:01 P

You might want to just check in with your vet on that, to make sure it's not too much of something for them.



RUSTYCAT123
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6/18/10 5:55 P

We have a "Green Bin" program and I put the shell and yolk into the green bin for the town to pick up and send to compst.



-POOKIE-
Posts: 11,848
6/18/10 5:50 P

I never thought of trying my kitties with them, I might try that next time I make my pancakes.



TACKLEBOXGIRL
Posts: 5
6/18/10 5:32 P

I also feed the yolks to my dog. He is on a raw diet (meaning raw meats, bones, and mashed veggies) and I would give the whole eggs to him anyway. Give him a raw egg yolk and he will devour it, but give him a whole egg and he'll carry it and push it around for a few minutes trying to figure out how to get in!
He eats the shell and all, and the diet is not as strange as it sounds. I've also heard that you can feed the yolks back to the chickens, and nothing goes to waste!



TRILLIANTOO
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6/18/10 3:02 P

I eat the whole egg, but my ex would not always eat the egg yolks. We'd put them in the compost.

If we had chickens or a dog, I'd give it to them. My cats don't like it - don't know if it's OK to give them or not, but they didn't want it.

We used to give the yolk to the chickens ... and the egg shells too, they need that calcium to make another shell.

Ever seen an egg without a shell? Membrane only? Pretty weird looking, and impossible to pick up.





BAREFOOT-LISA
Posts: 1,400
6/18/10 2:59 P

I just buy the egg whites - egg beaters.



HORSIFIED1
Posts: 659
6/18/10 2:47 P

I feed them to my dog when I boil eggs for tuna salad. I only like the egg white, so the dog gets the yolks. She loves them mixed with her food.



JENDEM1121
Posts: 415
6/18/10 11:57 A

I give them to the dog too. Just put them in a glass measuring cup, scramble them up, and stick them in the microwave. One yolk takes 30 seconds or so. Oh, and it helps if you coat the cup with nonstick spray.



WEEDLADY
Posts: 523
6/18/10 11:24 A

I feed them back to the chickens, or to the dogs if a recipe calls for only egg whites, but usually I eat the entire egg.




CDELGADO0518
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6/18/10 10:26 A

I'm a little slow so forgive me but how do you prepare the yolk for the dogs. I also just eat eggs whites and have been throwing away the yolks when I could have been giving them to my dogs!

Edited by: CDELGADO0518 at: 6/18/2010 (10:27)


TRIPLEMWF
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6/18/10 10:04 A

I also feed them to my dogs, it makes their coats super shiny.



YELLOWDAHLIA
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6/18/10 10:00 A

You can by egg whites in the carton and avoid messing with separating them. You can find cartons of egg white next to the Egg Beaters at the grocery store.



CLIMBERCHICK14
Posts: 11,246
6/18/10 9:41 A

Really I can feed them to my dog? Never thought of that!

But I do the same thing. Chuck them down the garbage disposal.



KITKATSNOTFAT
Posts: 164
6/18/10 8:34 A

My vet says that the yolk is great for dogs (up to one a day) as they don't have to worry about their cholesterol levels.



VTMELWEL
Posts: 659
6/18/10 8:26 A

I only like/eat egg whites, I don't really like the yokes and often end up throwing them out, but i was wondering if anyone had some ideas on what to do with just the yoke? I heard it helps the coats of dogs, but is that just myth?



 
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