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Old 05-04-2015, 05:14   #1
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Default How many dozens of eggs do you buy

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Since getting really serious about Paleo, I find I'm using so many eggs, I'm buying 2-3 dozen free-range eggs per week. I usually hard boil (actually, I steam them. No nasty grey ring around the yolk) a bunch for "grab & go" breakfasts or snacks. I love the free range eggs because the yolks are so deeply yellow - almost orange! Which means the chickens are eating a much more natural diet.

But of course, in Paleo, many recipe "fillers" are eggs, since Paleo is low carb and no refined flours. So I find a recipe that normally would only be one or two eggs can now be nearly six to eight!! I'm not complaining. The recipes have all been delicious and easy. And my blood sugar? Rarely over 7 after a meal. I'm waking in the 4.9 to 5.9 range usually every morning and tonight, my BG was 7.6 before bed. I suspect my doc may lower my meds on Tuesday when I go to the Endo.

I'll post a full report when I get my proper numbers. Also, I start the CGM study on Thursday, so I'll post about that then, too.


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I buy about 3 doz. pastured eggs per week for 4 people. Sometimes my husband will bring home half a dozen duck eggs or a dozen pastured eggs from his employer's farm store in addition but I can never count on those.

I use my electric pressure cooker to soft and hard boil eggs. Works great.

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Here's another fringe benefit of fresh farm eggs - they poach beautifully. All the years I tried to poach store eggs, and they were already so bloomin' old when I got them, they couldn't possible poach prettily because no matter how strong a vortex I got going in the water, the whites of old eggs just make ugly wispy strings. The whites of fresh eggs stick close to the yolk and you get a gorgeous little orb of goodness . . .

I don't really know how many dozen how often . . . when I get down to my last dozen or so, I just text my neighbor and he brings some more. I like to have a coupla dozen on hand at all times, because like today, we went through five just for breakfast, and five more for dinner. This is just the two of us. I can run out really fast if I'm not careful!

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The boss does our shopping, but my consumption is largely breakfast based - two or three eggs, fried, scrambled or in an omelette , so that makes 14 eggs for me, minimum.

Add in what the boss scoffs herself and in baking - I'd guess two dozen eggs from chickens raised in the open air (pastured to use Janknitz's word).

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There are 2 of us. We always make sure we have at least a dozen on hand. We often buy a carton of 18, plus an extra dozen as needed for hard-boiled handy snacks.

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3 consumers at home. 2-3 doz per week is the norm. We use only "organic" variety.

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None, both me and one of my sons are allergic to eggs, so we dont use them even if I live LCHF.

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I usually get 3 dozen a week, a family about 4 miles from our house raises chickens and on the way home on Fridays I can stop and pick up fresh eggs.

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Originally Posted by optimist View Post
None, both me and one of my sons are allergic to eggs, so we dont use them even if I live LCHF.

Well, that seems fair (unfair to be allergic, but fair enough that you don't eat them)

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We buy 6 dz at a time. I go thru 2-3 a dz a week myself. Then there's dinners or deviled eggs.

Nothing like cheap protein

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