Reflux Friendly Cooking

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide

    Reflux Friendly Cooking


    Reflux 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!


    Ways to Use Chocolate.

    It has been years since I wrote anything about chocolate. I only wrote about it once before and that Sharepost drew such fire from my readers that I promised myself to NEVER mention THAT again. But here’s the thing I know from over 10 years of working with those with acid reflux disease: different individuals have different triggers and tolerances. Some with reflux cannot even look at things like cinnamon or chocolate, while others can tolerate a small amount. And here’s another thing I know from being a parent of a child with acid reflux disease: sometimes (if your child tolerates a little) you need to learn creative ways to use things like chocolate so your child doesn’t feel left out once again.

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    So for those of you who are looking for a way to incorporate a little chocolate into a dessert without making it too “chocolately,” these two cooking tips are for you... let me know if my risk taking was helpful. 


    Try using: 1 bar or block of chocolate (my son does not tolerate dairy so we use a bar of chocolate made from rice milk found in the health food store)


    2 scoops of Vanilla Rice Dream Ice Cream (also found in the health food store)



    Chill the bar of chocolate in the refrigerator before using. Put 2 scoops of ice cream into a sundae cup. Then, if you want to decorate the ice cream with “curls” run a vegetable peeler along the edge of the chocolate bar and scatter a few curls on top. If you want to decorate with a “dusting” of chocolate, use a box grater and work directly over the ice cream (or steamed rice milk or vanilla cookies). 

Published On: December 30, 2013