egg sensitivity

Having an egg sensitivity is challenging!  Eggs are a fast versatile protein and a great binder in dishes.

When you first go paleo and kick your oatmeal to the curb it seems almost too easy!  Have bacon and eggs! Scrambled eggs, sunny side up, whatever you want.

All these years you thought you were being good ordering an egg white omelet with whole wheat toast when you should have been ordering 4 egg yolks and all, hold the toast.

That all sounds wonderful, until you realize you have a sensitivity to eggs which is more common than you may think.

How do you know if you have an egg sensitivity?

Symptoms include skin irritations (rashes, hives, acne), joint pain, fatigue, digestive distress among others.

If you are suspecting you have an egg sensitivity or allergy the best and most inexpensive way to effectively test it is to simply remove eggs from your diet for 30 days (ok, at least 2 weeks, you can do it!) and then reintroduce them and see how you feel.

Ideally, everything else being equal (other foods, stress, sleep etc) you should be able to tell the first day or 2 of reintroduction depending on the level of your sensitivity.

Also, for people with autoimmune diseases, which unfortunately are more and more common these days, eggs, especially the egg whites, are often problematic.

Some people do ok consuming just the yolks but if you’re just starting on the autoimmune protocol I would strongly suggest you avoid eggs altogether for best results. So, back to the issue of egg sensitivity.


Good news! There is now a food sensitivity test that you can order directly without a doctor’s order! While I’m a HUGE fan of having a doctor’s guidance, I understand the need to know whether you have a food sensitivity before investing in a practitioner.

What on earth do you eat for breakfast or otherwise if you can’t have eggs on your paleo diet? I’ve rounded up some awesome egg-free recipes from my site and my friends’ sites for you!  Several of these sites are completely egg free and some are even completely autoimmune protocol friendly.

My advice in a nutshell: leftovers are your friend.

Egg-Free Paleo Recipe Roundup

Meat and Fish Egg-Free Recipes

  1. Paleo Sausage Stuffing
  2. Beef Breakfast Sausage
  3. Chimichurri Meatballs
  4. Pulled Pork
  5. Cinnamon Sliders
  6. Easy Peasy Crockpot Chicken
  7. Hidden Liver Burgers
  8. Paleo Chicken Curry
  9. Leftover Burgers with Bacon and Turmeric Sauce
  10. Salmon with Citrus Cranberry Relish from Auto-Immune Paleo
  11. Apple Leek Bacon Breakfast Sausage from And Here We Are
  12. Ossobuco Paleo Beef Shanks from The Nourished Caveman
  13. Wookey Ranch Lamb Riblets Sustainable Grass Fed Lamb from The Nourished Caveman

Fruit and Veggie Egg-Free Recipes

  1. Bacon Guacamole
  2. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Bacon
  3. Mashed Cauliflower
  4. Cauliflower Leek Soup from Good Girl Gone Green
  5. Grilled Pears from It’s a Love/Love Thing
  6. Raw Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with spinach (Meal Replacement) from Green Thickies
  7. Maple Spice Pumpkin Butter from The Rising Spoon
  8. Roasted Butternut Squash Seasoned Two Ways from The Rising Spoon

Egg-Free Dessert Recipes

  1. Banana Tarts
  2. Raw Coconut Yogurt, Dairy Free from Real Food Kosher
  3. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) from Mix Wellness 
  4. Dark Chocolate Mousse (Dairy Free, Vegan Option) from Mix Wellness 
  5. Chunky Monkey Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Paleo) from Mix Wellness
  6. Dairy-Free No-Bake Chocolate Coco-nutty Fudge (Grain-Free + Paleo) from Mix Wellness
  7. Cherry Berry Vanilla Shake from The Darling Bakers
  8. Pumpkin Fudge (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free) from It’s A Love/Love Thing
  9. Fast Easy Banana Salad from It’s A Love/Love Thing
  10. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Low Carb One Day
  11. Turtle Bites from Bacon and Whipped Cream

Egg-Free Baked Treats

  1. Silky Banana Bread Bites from 20 Something Allergies
  2. Summer Blackberry Pie from AutoImmune Paleo

Need even more egg-sensitivity recipe ideas?  Check out these 2 books that are completely paleo and completely egg free.

Awaken is an Egg-Free Paleo Breakfast recipe book by my friend Karen Sorenson of

Awaken: 30+ Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts

and The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook is a completely Autoimmune Protocol friendly (which means it’s egg free as well) cookbook by my friend Mickey of

Autoimmune Paleo cover

Do you have an egg sensitivity? What are your favorite egg free paleo recipes?  Feel free to link below!

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Sylvie McCracken is a former celebrity assistant in Hollywood turned full time entrepreneur currently living in Ashland, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. She writes about treating and preventing health conditions with real food and natural remedies, as well as anything else she feels like writing about because she's a rebel like that. 😉 She also mentors entrepreneurs on her other site,