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!
One of my favorite things to do is to modify recipes for dishes that are usually considered "off limits" for those with acid reflux disease. When you think about tacos, you may think you need to avoid them. Hopefully this recipe will allow you to have your tacos and eat them too!
1 lb. white fish (mahi mahi works great and Walmart carries it frozen if you live inland)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 lime, juiced
dash of salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 flour tortillas (many large grocers carry gluten free tortillas made from rice flour)
2 cups cole slaw
Preheat grill to medium heat. Place the fish in a flat dish. Marinate in a mixture of the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and cilantro for 20 minutes. Remove the fish from the marinade and place the fish on the hot grill. Grill on the first side for 5 minutes and then the second side for one minute (this may vary based on the thickness of the fish). Remove the fish from the grill. Cut the fish into small chunks or shred with a fork which ever you prefer. Place each tortilla on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side. Divide the fish between the tortillas and top with the cole slaw. Fold and enjoy.
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., is a freelance health writer and the C.E.O. of Tracy’s Smoothie Place. She serves as the expert on a weekly radio show about health and wellness and is the author of Making Life Better for a Baby with Acid Reflux and multiple articles about the cost of caregiving. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @drinksmoothies.