Reflux 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!
White Pizza. Pizza is one of my family’s favorite meals, but we have to be creative in what we serve because of my son’s acid reflux disease. The recipe below is a way to satisfy a pizza craving while skipping out on the tomato sauce.
2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or
1 box Chebe Pizza Crust Mix (if wheat or gluten is not tolerated)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup broccoli or cauliflower pieces
1/3 cup cucumber slices
1/3 cup carrot slices
1 avocado sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. If using the crescent rolls, unroll the dough and press in a 15 x 10 inch (or 9 x 13 inch) pan to form the crust. (If using the Chebe mix, follow the directions on the box - you will need oil, 2 eggs, and water to form the dough.) Bake the crust about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Spread over the crust. Top with the veggies. Season with the salt and pepper. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
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. Learn more about Tracy and what healthy living services and products she can offer on her website. She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @drinksmoothies.