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 AppÃ©tit!
Pasta with Chicken and Bacon. This will take you no time and all, and for those without acid reflux disease, add the 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes.
1 package chicken breast tenderloins
3 pieces of turkey bacon
2 Tbs. canola or olive oil
3 cups cooked Penne Pasta
1/2 pint grape tomatoes (for those without acid reflux disease)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (rice cheese works well)
Salt and pepper as tolerated
Preheat a large skillet to medium. Add the oil then turkey bacon. Cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside. Cut the tenderloins into one inch pieces and add to the skillet. Cook the chicken until it is browned on all sides. Add the cooked pasta and bacon to the skillet and mix gently. Season as tolerated. Top with cheese and serve warm. For those without a sensitive stomach add a handful of grape tomatoes to their serving for color.
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.