Vegan meat and cheese options have all but taken over supermarkets, and vegan eggs aren’t far behind. Especially since the price of chicken eggs is skyrocketing due to avian flu, more consumers are looking for eggy options that are better for animals and their wallets. Vegan egg replacements for baking have been a thing for eons (can you say, “banana”?), but now, you can make scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches, and more, all without harming chickens. Check out these options:
WunderEggs are the first vegan hard-boiled eggs on the market, and they’re gluten-free, soy-free, and paleo-friendly.
This liquid vegan egg is made with only seven ingredients, including green pumpkin seeds. Pour it straight from the bottle for scrambled eggs, omelets, quiche, and so much more.
Hodo is a brand that uses tofu to make tasty products, including this ready-made tofu scramble. Heat it up for a quick, protein-packed breakfast, or serve it cold in an egg salad sandwich.
This liquid vegan egg is made from lupini beans, and it works well in everything from breakfast scrambles to baked goods and pastas. Find it at Wegmans or at select health food stores, or order it online using this coupon code for 10% off: PETASIMPLYEGGLESS.
The Zero Egg offers two shelf-stable powdered vegan eggs. EGG Basics can be made into fluffy scrambles, omelets, frittatas, quiches, and much more, and the BAKE Basics is made specifically for baking to help emulsify and stabilize baked goods. It’s also working on a quick-serve breakfast patty, perfect for meals on the go.
Nope, you aren’t imagining this—BeLeaf makes a vegan fried egg that’s chicken-friendly and delicious. It’s perfect for breakfast sandwiches, burgers, or completing a perfect brunch plate.
Australian company Orgran’s Vegan Easy Egg isn’t just for baking—it’s for cooking, too. Made from chickpea and maize flour, Vegan Easy Egg is a kind and healthy egg replacement, full of fiber and protein. This revolutionary product is also gluten-, nut-, wheat-, yeast-, and soy-free. One pack is equal to 15 eggs. Stock up on Vegan Easy Egg and find out how to make a vegan omelet, quiche, or frittata.
When in doubt, go with the OG: tofu. When prepared properly, the versatile soybean product scrambles much like eggs, but—unlike eggs—it can actually help to lower your cholesterol. Pro tip: Adding a little turmeric and black salt (aka “kala namak”) can boost the flavor and convince even your most egg-obsessed friends that vegan eating is the way to go. Check out Loving It Vegan for a simple but delicious vegan tofu scramble recipe.
Opting for one of these egg-free upgrades is one of the kindest things that you can do for chickens. Each year in the U.S. alone, approximately 305 million hens are used (and eventually killed) for their eggs. Male chicks in the egg industry are suffocated or thrown into high-speed grinders while they’re still alive. Will you help us help chickens?
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