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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!
Chicken Waldorf Salad with Yogurt Dressing .
This month, almost everyone I know is trying to lighten up his or her eating after having too much fun over the holidays. The salad below is hearty enough to have for dinner, sweet enough to keep you from feeling deprived, and apples are one of the most low-acid fruits you can choose.
3/4 cup yogurt (preferable Greek non-fat)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
4 cups 1/2 cups of cooked chicken
1 ½ cups diced Granny Smith apples
1 cup halved red seedless grap...
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!
Blueberry-Banana Yogurt Bars
One of the keys to cooking for children who live with acid reflux disease is to make the things they can eat as interesting as possible. This time of year, you can easily find really fun popsicle molds. In our area, both the grocery stores and dollar stores carry them. If your child does not tolerate blueberries, you can leave them out and still make a sweet treat with just the bananas and yogurt.
2 cups Greek yogurt (rice or coconut yogurt substitute well)
1/2 large banana (it should be fairly ripe for sweetnes...
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during or after a meal. A ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus opens and closes to allow food to enter the stomach. This ring of muscle is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter opens to release gas (burping) after meals in normal infants, children, and adults. When the sphincter opens in infants, the stomach contents often go up the esophagus and out the mouth (spitting up or vomiting). GER can also occur when babies cough, cry, or strain. Most infants with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Symptoms GER occurs often in normal infants. More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first 3 months of life. An infant with GER may experience these symptoms: Spitting Vomiting Coughing Irritability Poor feeding Blood in the stools Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Mo...
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