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!
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps. We are in the midst of the farmers’ market season and need to take advantage of all that is available this time of year. Bib lettuce is one great way to help ditch the bread this week. These wraps are gluten free and low in acid and will make a great appetizer or light lunch.
1 bunch of bib lettuce
2 small cans (5 oz) of tuna
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2 sticks of celery (chopped)
2 Tbs. chopped sweet pickles
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the lettuce with cool water and let dry. Remove the lettuce leaves from the bunch so that they each stay intact. Drain the tuna. In a bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, pickles and salt and pepper. Fold gently together. Lay the lettuce leaf in your hand and fill the middle with 2 Tbs. of tuna salad. Fold the lettuce over gently and keep refrigerated before serving.
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.