Saturday, September 27, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Cultural Piece: The Yin and Yang of Yolks and Whites

In the first ever Cultural Piece by Eggology, we will be comparing the egg as a whole and as separates to the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang. According to Wikipedia, yin and yang "are generalized descriptions of the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites". In essence, two opposites that compliment each other. Similar to the egg white and the egg yolk.

Upon further research (okay, scanning down the Wikipedia page), we come to find that there are four laws of Yin-yang (all definitions provided by Wikipedia, examples provided by Eggology):

  1. Yin-yang are Opposing: Yin and yang describe the polar effects of phenomena. In viewing any one phenomenon (or the comparison of two phenomena), yin and yang describe the opposing qualities inherent in it. For instance, egg white and yolk would be the yin and yang, respectively, of the egg.

  2. Yin-yang are Mutually Rooted: Yin and yang are two complementary qualities. That is to say, the yin and the yang aspect of any one phenomenon will, when put together, form the entire phenomenon. Yin-yang is a philosophy of duality. This is the reason the Chinese word has no "and" between yin and yang - the term always expresses the two making up the one. In the example above, egg white plus yolk makes up the whole egg.

  3. Yin-yang Mutually Transform: The maximum effect of one quality will be followed by the transition toward the opposing quality. In other words, once the maximum Yang aspect has manifest, such as the egg whites becoming one without a yolk, this will be followed by the transition toward the Yin aspect, by placing the yolks with each other for company.

  4. Yin-yang Mutually Wax and Wane: As one aspect declines, the other increases to an equal degree. For instance, as the egg whites join the Eggology family, the yolks venture onward to join salad dressing and ice cream families.

    We realize this is a lot to digest, so we leave you with this image to meditate on:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Great Granola Bites (Diabetic Recipe)

Who doesn't love granola these days? When I was a child, granola bars were hard as a rock and dry. They've come a long way. Nowadays they tastier - all sorts of new healthy ingredients have been added such as dried fruits, nuts, peanut or almond butters, even a bit of chocolate. Not only is it a great source of fiber and protein, it is actually easy to make. How healthy is that?!

Our recipe of the day is pretty simple. It's for granola cookies AND it's a diabetic recipe too.

Great Granola Bites (Diabetic Recipe)
Servings: 2 dozen bites
2 cups corn flakes cereal
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup 100% bran cereal
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates or raisins
1/2 cup reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup Eggology egg whites
5 teaspoons Equal for Recipes (sugar substitute) or 16 packets Equal sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cornflakes, oats, bran cereal and dates in large bowl.

Mix peanut butter, Eggology egg whites, Equal and vanilla in small bowl until smooth; pour over cereal mixture and stir until all ingredients are coated.

Shape mixture into 1-inch mounds; place on lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cookies are set and browned 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 cookie): Calories: 67, Protein: 3 g, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 61 mg. Food Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fat.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day

Eggology egg white joke of the day:

What happened to the egg when it was tickled?

It cracked up!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day!

Eggology Egg White joke of the day courtesy of Alberta Egg Producers:

What kind of egg lives by the sea?

Egg Shells!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites Yolk (joke) of the Day!

Eggology is now featuring the Egg White Yolk of the Day!

Why did the chicken cross the playground?

Drumroll please . . .

To get to the other slide!!

Have you got a better chicken, egg, or egg white joke? Email us and submit your funny! We'd love to post your contributions.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Dani Spies' Strawberry Smoothie

Since Eggology egg whites are the only egg whites safe to drink and eat, we've gotten quite a few requests for drinkable egg white recipes. One recipe that we've tested, and are addicted to, comes from the super-savvy health and food coach, Dani Spies. Watch the video on Dani's site and learn how to make the perfect smoothie! The only difference between her recipe and ours is that we throw in a 1/4 cup of fresh Eggology egg whites to give it that extra protein punch!

If you have any smoothie recipes you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you! Email us - who knows, we may just start a "Smoothie" section on Eggology's Recipes page.

Dani Spies' Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie

What you need
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla soymilk
1/4 cup Eggology egg whites
2 tbsp of water

Pour vanilla soymilk, water, Eggology egg whites and protein powder in the blender. Blend about 15 seconds.

Add frozen strawberries and blend for about 20 seconds.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Eggology in the News on!

Amy Dungan, our favorite healthy low-carb living guru, is going national! Not only does she run the most thorough and informative website on living a healthy low-carb lifestyle, but her food-savviness is now being featured in the Fitness & Weight Loss section of the - a nationally known newspaper that is now on the web!

Recently Amy featured a review of Eggology products on She featured the On-The-Go eggwhite cups and the hardboiled eggs. Eggology was praised not just for a good meal for "those of us who need something in a hurry" but also for the taste and texture and was touted as a "good fit for any diet". We wholeheartedly agree with Amy and thank her for spreading the message to the nation!

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Eggology in the News: Quick & Nutritious Breakfast

The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia featured Eggology egg whites in their "Quick & Nutritious Breakfast" segment yesterday. Eggology On-The-Go microwavable egg whites were one of three breakfast items featured that can be made in under five minutes and are nutritious.

It's simpler than preparing a bowl of cereal! Shake the egg whites and put the cup in the microwave. In about 95 seconds, you will have fluffy, scrambled egg whites. No cholesterol, no fat but lots of pure protein and no pots and pans to clean up. The saying "Easy as pie" should really be "Easy as Eggology Egg Whites"!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eggology's Eco-Team and Devotion to Sustainability

Eggology has some eggciting news! Eggology - the leader in 100% organic and cage-free egg whites with the "Certified Humane" distinction - is doing their part to save the environment!

Eggology is now using PET recycle #1, the nation's most recycled plastic, in all of it's product packaging and it is manufactured by PWP Industries who is an award-winning industry leader.

In addition to sustainable packaging, Eggology has created an Eco-Team, staffed by company executives and employees, to examine and improve upon all of Eggology practices related to the environment.

Founder and CEO Brad Halpern states "Our commitment to respecting the environment is as strong as our commitment to serving our customers".

We can certainly respect that!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

P90X: Extreme Home Fitness

Have you seen the commercials for P90X? It is the Extreme Home Fitness System that boasts real results in 90 days. If you haven't seen the commercials, the end result is an extremely ripped body (AKA total muscle definition). And don't get this confused with "toned". The transformations of both men and women who have done this are truly jaw-dropping. The P90X system includes workout DVDs and a nutrition guide. Why is it so effective? The workouts keep changing over the 90 days - leading to "muscle confusion" so your body doesn't plateau, as it would doing the same workout.

Does this really work for most people? A friend of mine is so excited to start the program, she has P90X as a contact in her cell phone! Now that her kids have gone back to school and she has more free time, she is going to start the P90X program. And all from the comfort of her own living room . . . I can't wait to monitor her progress. And, of course, I'll keep you posted!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Bravo Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Wow! I can hardly think of an introduction to this recipe because my mouth is watering as I look at the picture (see picture at right). Having weekend guests? This is a great recipe that you can throw together and put in the oven. It's easy, tasty and good for you. Blueberries are a superfruit: full of antioxidants to keep you healthy. Enjoy!

Bravo Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Servings: 8
1 1/2 cups Eggology eggwhites
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 slices high-fiber bread, cut into cubes
3 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cinnamon Sugar:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk Eggology egg whites, beat and combine with sugar. Add milk and vanilla; mix well.

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar; set aside.

Place 1/3 of bread cubes on the bottom of prepared pan. Pour 1/3 of the milk-and-egg mixture on top of the bread. Sprinkle bread cubes with 1 cup of blueberries and 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar. Repeat layering 2 more times. Pour melted butter over top, covering as much surface as possible. You can prepare the dish up to this point as early as the night before, but at least half an hour before. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until a sharp knife inserted halfway between the center and the edge comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting into 8 servings.