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Open Faced Omelette Sandwich (Low FODMAP)

Feature, Gut Health & IBS, Healthy & Easy Recipes, Healthy Eating, Low FODMAP & Gut Health Recipes | December 21, 2021

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Think you need to eliminate bread while on the Low FODMAP diet? This is a common FODMAP misconception that I hear a lot in my practice as a registered dietitian! There are many low FODMAP substitutions for common breakfast items. This particular recipe is my favourite choice for when I’m wanting an open faced hot sandwich.

Traditional sourdough and some gluten free breads, like Schar, which is certified low FODMAP by Monash University, can be a great substitution to start your day with a delicious Low FODMAP breakfast sandwich.

Looking for a soup and sandwich pairing? Try this amazing parmesan tomato soup recipe. Or, maybe you would prefer a refreshing smoothie to enjoy with your open face hot sandwich? I like sipping this blueberry chia smoothie alongside this egg sandwich. Enjoy!

Open face egg sandwich on top of crusty bread with tomatoes and basil for garnish. cracked black pepper is sprinkled on top. There is a text box that reads "open faced omelette sandwich"

What is the difference between open-faced sandwiches and closed sandwiches?

Closed sandwiches have two pieces of bread with the fillings “wedged” in between – hence the name sandwich. Closed sandwiches are typically served cold. But on the other hand, open-faced sandwiches may be served hot or cold and are generally eaten with a fork and knife. Instead of holding it with your hands like you would do with a closed sandwich.

What goes well on an egg sandwich?

Some of my go to things to add into my open faced egg sandwich include leftover hummus spread onto the bread, or guacamole works well in this way too. I also like sprinkling on some fresh dill from the garden during the summer or fresh basil too. If I’m feeling fancy I will even drizzle on some hollandaise sauce – so good!

Even if you’re a lover of sweet breakfasts, this savoury favourite might just change your mind!

Love this low FODMAP recipe as much as we do? Our collection of low FODMAP recipes were created to help you navigate the low FODMAP diet. Many of our patients have tried implementing the low FODMAP diet on their own. However, this diet should be conducted with the support of a registered dietitian. At Ignite Nutrition we offer one-on-one nutrition counselling to help you start on the low FODMAP diet with guidance.

Open face egg omelette sandwich with tomatoes
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Open Faced Omelette Sandwich (Low FODMAP)

On the Low FODMAP diet and looking for breakfast ideas? Check out this delicious and easy Low FODMAP open face egg sandwich!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast/ Snack, lunch
Cuisine: American, Breakfast, lunch
Diet: Low Fat
Keyword: low fodmap
Author: Andrea Hardy

Equipment

  • whisk
  • bowl
  • frying pan

Ingredients

  • 2 slices traditional sourdough or gluten free bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ham, diced
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/4 red pepper, diced
  • 5 oyster mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk eggs, salt and pepper together in a bowl
  • Heat frying pan over medium-high heat and place a tsp of butter
  • Add green onions and cook for two minutes
  • Add red peppers, ham, mushrooms, spinach and tomato. Cook until soft
  • Pour whisked eggs into the pan and gently stir to combine
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes on each side
  • Toast bread and spread cream cheese on top. Serve with omelette on top of the toast open faced 

Notes

Play with flavour: spread some hummus or guacamole onto the bread before assembling the sandwich. Try adding in some fresh dill or basil for a fresh burst of flavour!
Open face egg sandwich on top of crusty bread with tomatoes and basil for garnish. cracked black pepper is sprinkled on top. There is a text box that reads "open faced omelette sandwich"
Andrea Hardy
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Andrea Hardy

Andrea Hardy is known in the media as Canada's Gut Health Dietitian. With her expertise, she has spoken internationally on all things digestive health, from SIBO, to the gut microbiome, to IBS. As owner of Ignite Nutrition, she has trained her team in the 4 Pillar Approach™️ to digestive health management - our comprehensive, evidence-based approach to managing digestive issues.

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