Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Tea and Cookies

by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer

Heartburn 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!

Tea and Cookies: I recently saw Sunny Anderson make this tea and I am anxious to try it since pears have always been a fruit my son with acid reflux can enjoy. Coconut macaroons are naturally void of wheat, chocolate, and milk so these should go along nicely.

Pear Tea


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 pears, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1 piece ginger, sliced

Bring pear, ginger and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the pears are soft, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Serve warm or refrigerate until chilled.

Coconut Macaroons


  • 3 large egg whites

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3 cups sweetened and shredded coconut

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the egg whites, vanilla, sugar and coconut together. Place spoonfuls of the batter on the cookie sheet (about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie). Bake at 350 degrees until tops are golden brown (10 - 15 minutes).

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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