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!
Quick Shrimp Stir Fry.
This recipe is really quick, especially if you can do the chopping ahead of time (or get some family members to help like I did). The dish is packed with nutrients and will make you feel like you are already "lightening up" for the spring season.
2 Tbs. olive or canola oil
1 lb. raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 zucchini (peeled and chopped)
1 yellow squash (peeled and chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 Tbs. ginger (fresh if possible)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 lemon (if tolerated)
salt and pepper to taste
Pour the oil into a large skillet and heat to medium high. Add the shrimp. Cook quickly on each side until pink (do not overcook). Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside. Add the zucchini, squash, onion, garlic, and ginger to the skillet. Stir fry until the veggies are soft. Add the shrimp back in. Add the peas. Toss until warmed through. Squeeze the lemon on top and add the salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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.