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Egg Guilt

So many protein based diets say to throw out the egg yolks. I can't do it without feeling like I'm wasting them.

Is there anything else that can be done with them instead of throwing them out?

Tue. Apr 10, 11:44am

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you could start a composte pile and contribute all of your leftover food scraps to it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:45 AM

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you can make homemade mayonnaise. it keeps for a long time. or make some and give it away as a gift.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:46 AM

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you can make homemade mayonnaise. it keeps for a long time. or make some and give it away as a gift.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:46 AM

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re-think your logic. You don't want to waste them, so you're going to put them into your body so they can turn into fat and cholesterol? Just to spare the garabage can.

You are not a garbage can! Your body deserves only the best-for-you foods you can give it. Egg whites are awesome for your body, egg yolks are not. Don't feel guilty about that!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:53 AM

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please. egg yolks are not garbage. they are packed with nurtients. shell-fish are extremely high in cholesterol, but would you refer to sauteed shrimp as trash? or crabmeat cocktail as such? like with any thing else, you just need to fit the yolks into your daily balance shhet for calories, fat, cholesterol, etc. you can budget them in without waste or guilt!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 12:13 PM

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You can buy cartons of plain eggwhites, you do not need to buy whole eggs. Now, don't ask me what they do with the yolks!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 12:47 PM

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Put them aside (you can freeze them believe it or not) and make a tiramisu later. Many dessert recipes call for egg yolks. I had to make something for easter that required 6 yolks so I did the opposite and saved the whites which I made into a frittata this morning!

Yolks are also good for emulsfying home made salad dressing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 1:14 PM

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I might get back-lash for this mom always cooked them in a seperate little pan and gave then to our cat who was ALL OVER them. Our cat could just have been strange, and maybe feeding human food to a cat is dangerous, but our cat lived to a ripe old age of 20 :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 1:49 PM

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to 12:13...

that is an interesting link, but you missed my point. I wasn't arbitrarily saying that egg yolks are garbage. However, if the OP is eating them instead of throwing them away because of guilt, then she is not putting her own health and wellness goals first. When the yolks are gone, does it really matter if they are in the garbage can or in your stomach?

Of course, anything can be worked into your daily balance of calories and fat, but being that 99% of an egg yolk is fat and that they are full of cholesterol, it is not for everyone. If someone is trying to eat eggs mainly for the huge amount of protein in the white part, they should not feel guilty about pitching the yolks! And there are other places to get the nutrients.

That being said, I think some of the other ideas on how to freeze them or use them for other recipes could be very useful.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 3:29 PM

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I have to add a yolk or two to my egg whites; they just don't cook (or even taste) very well without them.

I'm on South Beach right now, and the author (a cardiologist) says they're not as harmful to you as originally thought. I ate three hard boiled eggs this morning, yolks and all.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 3:29 PM

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Cook them and give them to the dog. I know what you mean about hating to waste food. Maybe you have a friend who bakes that you can collect and freeze them for?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 4:40 AM

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OP here

Lots of great responses, thank you all! My egg eating has actually been on hold, lol! I was looking for a solution on what to do with them instead of throwing them out.

I agree with 3:29 whites alone are yucky! no matter how u try to spice em up. I am considering trying "YOU on a diet" they suggest 3 hard boiled eggs for breakfast too. I dunno if I can eat that many in one sitting, I'm afraid of the noxious gas they may produce!

11:53 I totally understand where you are coming from. I have this silly guilt cos I was raised in a house where we didnt waste anything. But eating them to not waste them is physically detrimental if it is in excess.

12:13 I also see where you are coming from. In moderation they can be good for you even tho there is a high cholesterol level in them.

1:49 & 4:40 I have a cat and have considered giving them to him. I need to do some research and see what some vets say about it. It could be really good for his coat im sure!

1:14 I didnt know you could freeze them, thats cool! I guess I could make a tiramisu and give it away or bring it to a party!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 11:14 AM

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here's a link to a small article about the myth of eggs causing high cholesterol, from


Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 11:24 AM

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my mom made custard from egg yolks; i come from a "no waste" home also.
i eat 1 egg + 3 egg whites. i buy whole eggs for the "1 egg" and whites in a carton for the whites. no waste - but 12:47's got me thinking....

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 12:25 PM

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egg yolks are not making amyone fat! I eat whole eggs

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 9:27 PM

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A Creative & non-edible use of Egg Yolks

If you are a painter or artist, you can use the yolks to make "egg tempera" paints. :-)

Essentially, it's when you mix egg yolks with pure powdered pigment and distilled water... ;-)

Here's a link on how to do it:

Egg Tempera Directions

If you've ever seen medieval paintings on wood panels, a lot of those paintings were made using egg tempera.... (and, if you've ever had to scrape off egg yolk that's dried onto a bowl or plate, you'll realize why the old masters used it-- because of how hard it dries!)


How about using it for a beauty mask? I think there are some recipes that call for egg yolks...

Here's another link:

Home made facial masks

If you have animals, boil, mash and feed the yolks to them (as long as they are not allergic-- I know that you can do this with birds and dogs. :-)

Hope this helps! ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:10 PM

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mix the egg yolks with beer for a messy, sticky, but effective way to make your hair shine unbelievably!


Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:14 PM

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