When I think of eggs, I think of saltiness and fat satiety. Maybe those are what you are craving?
I was two years strict vegan when I suddenly developed a strange craving for eggs. Mind you I was very underweight (for other reasons) and not getting enough fat in my diet at the time. I had thought about reintroducing eggs then as my health was horrible but logically I knew I could get what I needed on a vegan diet and I just couldn't bear supporting such a horrible industry. I started to relax a little more about food and not being so strict with pure whole food. I also found that chickpea flour omelets really hit the spot in place of eggs, and chickpea salad sandwiches really help when you crave egg salad sandwiches. tofu has a texture similar to cooked egg white and works well for scrambled tofu eggs or omelets. It just needs some seasonings like turmeric, garlic powder, black pepper etc. My cravings were intense but only lasted a few weeks and then were gone.
Eggs have omega 3 fatty acids in them. Do you incorporate foods like walnuts, flaxseeds/ground flaxseeds, avocados and so on? Those are rich sources of ALA omega 3s and might help too.
Is it the texture or the taste you crave? Or is it a challenge for you to bake or cook without eggs in a recipe? For me personally I think it was that I needed more fat in my diet. Not a ton, and I still do not use much oil at all, but I started incorporating more nuts/seeds and flaxseeds especially and it helped. Along with the savory chickpea and chickpea flour dishes and tofu. I used to have an intolerance to tofu until I discovered sprouted tofu and could handle that, and now I can handle any form of tofu. Sea vegetables can sometimes provide that saltiness that eggs do also. Sometimes it can be something as simple as a particular food providing comfort memories at a time in your life that is very stressful. This sounds strange, but sometimes when I am really stressed I think of times when my boyfriend and I would wake up late on Saturday mornings and make buttermilk pancakes, whole stacks of them, for breakfast. I don't eat those now but I associate those pancakes with good memories. Just a thought.
Vitamin deficiencies tend to take a long time to develop, but it is not uncommon for new vegans to not eat enough in the beginning. Maybe you are just hungry?
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