Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Apr 22, 2019 Tip

Egg substitutes can be purchased frozen or as a fresh liquid. Both are lower in calories than regular eggs, and contain no fat or cholesterol.  They contain an excellent amount of vitamin B12, which is important for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism and for healthy blood and nerves. They also provide immune system enhancing nutrients including iron, folate, and vitamin A.  Pasteurization of egg products add protection from salmonella.  Those with egg, milk, corn or soy allergies should be aware that most egg substitutes contain mainly egg whites and may contain corn, soy, or milk products. 

Make sure you check the Nutrition Facts panel, as nutrition content may vary. In general, to be appropriate for your Diet Center program, a ¼ cup serving of egg substitute could provide up to 55 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fat.   This ¼ cup serving counts as 1 protein in your Diet Center program.  You can enjoy egg substitutes as a protein choice used for omelets and recipes that call for beaten eggs (such as casseroles, baked goods, and meatloaves).  Try experimenting with this low-fat, low-cal protein choice as an alternate to regular eggs!