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 AppÃ©tit!
Spinach and Almond Stuffed Chicken Breasts. Placing filling of any kind inside of a chicken breast makes the meal feel more elegant. The beauty of this recipe is that you can substitute any veggie that you can tolerate for the spinach. My son with reflux tolerates spinach well so we often have it as a side dish.
4 6-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of baby spinach, chopped very fine
2 Tbs. roasted almonds, chopped
2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese (or rice cheese can be used)
1 tsp. of salt and pepper
1/4 cup of sour cream (if dairy is not tolerated, try using plain coconut yogurt)
In a small bowl, combine the all of the ingredients except for the chicken. Cut a 2 inch pocket in the thickest part of the each chicken breast. Stuff a quarter of the spinach mixture into each breast. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray or coat with 2 Tbs. of olive oil. On medium-high heat, cook the chicken breasts until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 - 7 minutes on each side.
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.