Reflux Friendly Cooking: Bite into Summer with a Hot Dog

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • 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!


    Chosen correctly, hot dogs can be safe for those with acid reflux disease. The key to enjoying this cookout staple is to choose a high quality dog, be careful of the toppings, and be thoughtful of the portion size.

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    4 high quality hot dogs*

    4 hot dog buns (Udi’s makes a bun out of tapioca and brown rice flour that my son likes)

    1 ripe avocado

    2 cups of coleslaw mix (found in the produce section)

    1 cup of mayonnaise


    * The best hot dogs will be less than 150 calories each and relatively low in fat and sodium. For example, Applegate Farms has an uncured beef hot dog with only 110 calories and 8 grams of fat. Trader Joes has a chicken dog that has only 60 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. Smart Dogs also make a high quality veggie dog if you are not gluten sensitive.



    Heat the grill or skillet to medium. Place the hot dogs on the heat for about 5 minutes turning occasionally. In a small mixing bowl, mash the avocado. In another mixing bowl, combine the coleslaw mix and mayonnaise. When the hot dogs are brown all over and heated through, put the hot dog on the bun. Top one side of the bun with the creamy avocado and the other side with the coleslaw.


Published On: July 15, 2014