Anetta S.

Anetta S.

Reboot | Day 24 (Member)

Egg Yolks vs Avocado

  • Apr 16th, 2019 at 3:51PM

I love having an egg with breakfast, but I can't stand discarding perfectly good egg yolks to get my extra whites in for the day. We only buy the pasture-raised local eggs, which are not cheap, and I just hate to waste food in general. My boyfriend is French, but even he can't consume enough homemade mayonnaise to use up all the extra yolks. I've been salt-curing them, but now I have more than a dozen cured egg yolks in the fridge and nothing I can do with them.

I know that protein powder is an alternative for us vegetarians, but I also wonder about what difference it will make in my training diet to eat one extra egg yolk each day instead of avocado.

For example, I usually cook an egg each morning and eat it on top of avocado toast (along with some fresh veggies on the side). I save the white from a second egg and make a little smoothie for my mid-morning snack with a banana, my dairy allowance, and a shot of espresso for flavor.

This morning I just couldn't face separating one more damn egg, so I decided to have two full eggs on bread and forgo the avocado.

What does everyone think about this? Calorie-wise I think I'm actually consuming less, but I wonder about the different composition of fats and other nutrients. Avocados have more fiber and carbs, but yolks have a bit more protein and less fat. I'm comparing one egg yolk to half a standard-size avocado.

What's the verdict here? Is it safe to make this swap?

 
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4 comments

Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Mind | Day 17 (Member)
8 days ago

Anetta, Ooh so interested on the avo vs egg white option eval. My dog and I are perfect Kenzai buddies, she only likes the yolks and I need the whites. Sometimes like you I double egg, and and cut back on an egg white/snack later but I'm sure the Kenzai Food God's tut tut with me messin with their calibrations and timing of calories 😂


    Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 16 (Member)
    8 days ago

    Thank you for asking! Ive always wondered as we too buy expensive pasture raised eggs. Painful to just chuck em.


      Fiona S.Fiona S.Reboot | Day 24 (Member)
      7 days ago

      I remember a lesson in KB1 exactly about this - it said to treat the egg yolk like an avocado seed - you wouldn’t feel guilty about throwing out an avocado seed, even though it could become an avocado plant, and has fibre and natural oils etc. But if you do have the other yolk it doesn’t make much sense to me to skip the avo as that’s in the veggie category.

      If I’m doing scrambled eggs for the family I just the whole egg. But normally mine are boiled, and I throw the yolk out, unless there is someone right there right then who will eat it. After a while it got numb! It’s probably not that good for your boyfriend to eat that many egg yolks and salted eggs!

      But on ethics, have you made sure your avocados are conflict free?


        Anetta S.Anetta S.Reboot | Day 24 (Member)
        7 days ago

        Wait, now we need to worry about conflict free avocados?! Oh man that's too much. I'm lucky when I can even buy them, sometimes the delivery trucks don't make it to our grocery store for days at a time so pickings are slim. A few days ago they were out of cilantro and I nearly cried. Cilantro is my all purpose kenzai seasoning haha


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