I was nervous to try things like eggs or other proteins again after coming out of my gastritis flare. Eggs can be finicky and can cause problems for some people, but I found this article which turned out to be extremely helpful in me figuring out what kind of foods to eat while I was healing and eggs were on that list!
Eggs are often demonized by healing diets, but they’re actually one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
That’s not to say that eggs are for everyone at every point in time – we’re all sensitive to different foods – just don’t knock it because of something you read one time. I’d encourage you to try them for yourself as they’re rich in nutrients and easy on the stomach.
It’s hard to know how you’ll react to a food until you try it, so start SLOW and at small amounts. (With eggs too, either the yolks or the whites can be problematic depending on the person – so you may also want to try both individually before calling it quits with eggs.)
This no mayo egg salad recipe is SUPER quick and easy to make, with a couple of different variations to it.
The main ingredient you will obviously need for this recipe are eggs. They’re rich in several vitamins and nutrients, including a compound called choline, which impacts impacts liver function, healthy brain development, muscle movement, your nervous system and metabolism.
If you’re using food as a healing agent, I would encourage you to buy organic, pasture-raised eggs.
Eggs with this label have passed Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) certification, which guarantees that the chickens have been raised on a vegetation-covered pasture with 108 square feet per chicken for a minimum of six hours per day.
Your best quality eggs will likely be found at your local farmer’s market (with a farm that uses organic farming practices) or you can see what’s in your area at EatWild.com!
Avocado is also wonderfully nutritious and a great source of potassium (and trust me – after having to both drink and get potassium in through an IV – it’s not something you want to be deficient in).
However, it is a fat, which may be difficult for you to digest with gastritis.
You can either skip the avocado if you’re just reintroducing food, use a very small amount, or try it with some ox bile if you know you’re not doing well with fats. This is my favorite ox bile supplement. It’s on the pricey side, but it contains other ingredients that are incredibly nutritious and healing – so worth it!
Optional: Full Fat Greek Yogurt
Yes, yogurt falls under the dairy category.
However, REAL yogurt (not with added sugars or artificial flavoring) contains live bacteria that helps you break down lactose. So, even if you are staying away from dairy or have a lactose intolerance, you can still react well to true, fermented yogurt and it’s actually GREAT for your gut.
(You want to select PLAIN flavors with NO additives. Stay away from gums, thickeners, sweetener, or added sugars. While full fat is more beneficial, some can’t tolerate fats well – so you can start with 0% or low fat and work your way up. Don’t be afraid to experiment!)
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 2 Eggs
- Sea Salt
- Optional: Avocado
- Optional: Cultured Yogurt
- In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil and add in the eggs for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let the eggs cool.
- Crack and remove the shell from your egg and rinse any residue from your boiled egg.
- Add to a plate and cut/mash your egg.
- Add salt and either avocado or yogurt depending on what you'd like to add to your egg salad.
- Note: If using avocado or full fat yogurt, you may want to have with ox bile and/or digestive enzymes .