Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Take A Hike (Memorial Day Cooking)

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Reflux Friendly Cooking is a 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!

     

    Take a Hike! Memorial Day is set aside each year to commemorate the U.S. men and women who died while serving in our military. In addition to remembrance, Memorial Day is also used as a weekend that many return to the great outdoors. So this weekend, pack up your family and some reflux-friendly treats and welcome in the summer season with a hike!

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    Backpacker Bars
    Ingredients:
    - Cooking spray to coat the pan
    - Parchment paper
    - 1/2 cup peanut butter or rice syrup
    - 1/3 cup brown sugar
    - 1/4 cup honey
    - 1/2 cup melted butter (I used canola spread)
    - 2 cups rice cereal or oatmeal
    - 1/4 cup coconut (toasting enhances the flavor but is optional)
    - 1/3 cup dried fruit

     

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bread pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper. Lightly spray the top of the parchment paper. In a bowl, fold together the remaining ingredients. Using a spatula, place the mixture on top of the parchment paper and carefully spread across the pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool for one hour before cutting into bars.

     

    Apple Slices with a Simple Dip
    Ingredients:
    - 4 apples peeled and sliced
    - 1/2 cup rice yogurt
    - 1/2 cup honey
    - 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
    - 1/2 cup cream cheese

     

    Directions:
    The ingredients above make two simple dips for the fruit. For those with a sensitive stomach, mix together equal parts yogurt and honey and pack in a sealed container

     

Published On: May 26, 2010