Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Cheese Steak and an Order of Fries? Sure!

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Heartburn Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!


    Cheese steak and an order of fries... comin' up! I've worked hard in the kitchen to modify and develop recipes for son with acid reflux disease so he doesn't feel deprived at dinnertime. This meal can make you feel like you aren't missing a thing at the table!

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    Chicken cheese steak:

    - 1 Tbsp. Canola oil or cooking spray
    - 2 chicken breasts
    - marinade as tolerated (trying any combination of the following depending on what you tolerate the best - my son can have any of these in small amounts): canola oil, mustard, Italian dressing, steak sauce, honey, and salt).
    - 4 pieces of rice cheese
    - 2 rice buns


    In a medium size bowl, create a marinade using oil and honey as a base, then add more flavorful ingredients as tolerated. Dip the chicken in the marinade and place on a pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to make for easier cutting (a trick "Big Daddy" taught me). Remove chicken and slice as thinly as possible. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray or oil and add the chicken to medium heat, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Remove from the heat and place chicken into two rows in the skillet. Top each row with two pieces of rice cheese and allow cheese to melt. Scoop mixture onto a rice hot dog bun and serve warm.


    And an order of fries:

    - 1 Tbsp. Canola oil
    - 2 large Idaho potatoes
    - 1/2 tsp. salt


    Peel and cut potatoes into long wedges. Toss in a bowl with the salt and oil. Place on a baking sheet and into a 450 degree oven. Roast the potatoes until crispy golden brown, about 40 minutes, turning them once during the cooking time. Serve with the cheese steak.


Published On: March 10, 2010