Are you looking for a simple SIBO-friendly breakfast idea that is rich in protein and doesn’t contain eggs? Yes? Then I’ve got you covered!
Many people on SIBO diets rely on eggs as a dietary staple, especially at breakfast time. But this has never been something I have been able to do. Eggs just don’t make me feel all that great. And I know there are others out there who are in the same boat.
Putting it in context
I can get away with putting an egg in a batch of baked goods, but if I overdo it and say have two scrambled eggs for breakfast, I will usually end up with a headache or just not feeling quite right digestively speaking.
Now, let me just clarify that eggs are a rich source of nutrients. And unless you have a medical reason for excluding them, I encourage eating eggs (especially pasture-raised ones because they are richest in nutrients!). Eggs are an excellent source of choline and are also rich in selenium, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, molybdenum, and iodine. Plus, they are a super convenient and inexpensive source of protein.
But, if you are someone like me who needs a SIBO-friendly breakfast that’s not heavy on the eggs, then homemade sausages are a great alternative.
One nutrient deficiency to keep in mind if you do not tolerate eggs is choline. Choline is a B-complex vitamin that can be produced by humans, but not in the quantity needed for optimal health. So dietary intake of choline is crucial, especially for women of childbearing age. Choline is important for pregnant women as it plays a role in fetal brain growth and intellectual development. And unfortunately, women in the US tend to consume much less choline than is recommended. If you do not tolerate eggs, I recommend asking your healthcare practitioner if choline supplementation would be beneficial for you.
Casa De Sante
This recipe utilizes the Tuscan Herb Seasoning Mix by Casa De Sante. Casa De Sante makes spice mixes, salad dressings, oat-free granola snack packs, and Ayurvedic digestive drinks for those following the low FODMAP diet.
Casa De Sante products are available at select stores within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For those outside Philadelphia, Casa De Sante products can be purchased on Amazon.
I am a big fan of this company because life with SIBO and IBS can be challenging and exhausting. They provide a solution to this problem. And at a reasonable cost.
Because I love Casa De Sante products so much, I reached out to them to see if they would be willing to team up with me for a giveaway. They were very kind to donate nearly $25 worth of free product for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the collection of 5 Casa De Sante spice mixes. Follow me on Instagram to catch the giveaway (hint: it’s coming soon!).
- ½ lb ground pork (you could also try ground chicken)
- 2 tsp Casa De Sante Tuscan Seasoning Mix
- ¼-1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper (optional)
- Preheat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt & pepper. Evenly distribute spices by using a large fork or your hands to incorporate them into the pork. Form into 6 patties.
- If you used your hands, don't forget to wash them thoroughly afterward to prevent food poisoning.
- Transfer pork patties to preheated skillet. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until nice browned on both sides. Avoid pressing down on the sausages as this will cause them to dry out.
- Enjoy warm.
 Brown J, Isaacs J, Krinke B et al. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. Cengage Learning; 2013.