Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Weekend Breakfast

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Heartburn Friendly Cooking is a new weekly feature 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!


    Weekend Breakfast: Last weekend, many celebrated Easter and Passover with family. If you find you are expecting overnight guests, and at least one person has a sensitive stomach, try this delicious combination of warm Caribbean Bread Pudding served with a cool smoothie for breakfast. This soothing combination is guaranteed to make the crowd linger a little longer and enjoy the time together.

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    Caribbean Bread Pudding: Using rice bread, rice milk and egg substitute makes this dish easy on the stomach.


    - 6 cups cubed rice bread
    - 1 cup rice milk
    - 1 cup juice (my son tolerates apple peach banana juice)
    - 1/2 cup egg substitute
    - 2 teaspoons vanilla
    - 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
    - 1/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted


    Place bread in a large bowl. Whisk together milk and the next three ingredients. Pour over bread mixture, tossing gently. Fold pineapple into the bread mixture. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

    Vanilla Banana Smoothie:
    Bananas are healthy and have one of the lowest acid contents of all the fruits, so serve this with the bread pudding above to make it a piña colada morning.

    Ingredients for each smoothie:

    - 1 cup milk (use rice or soy)
    - 1 banana
    - 1 scoop vanilla rice ice cream

    Combine ingredients in the blender and process about 30 seconds until smooth.


Published On: April 07, 2010