Reflux Friendly Cooking
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!
One of our favorite summer meals consists of nachos and fruit smoothies. Traditional nachos can be loaded with refried beans, salsa and jalapeno peppers, none of which is good for someone with acid reflux disease. Use the simple recipe below to think about nachos in a whole new way.
1/2 bag of pop chips or 1/2 pack of rice crackers
1/2 bag of rice or soy cheese
1 ripe avocado
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 squeeze of lime juice
Peel and smash the garlic clove on a cutting board with a large knife. Work the salt into the garlic with the knife. Cut up the avocado into small pieces, place in a bowl and add the garlic and the lime juice. Toss gently. Spread the chips onto a baking sheet and cover with the cheese. Broil on high (watching very carefully) until the cheese melts. Remove immediately and add dollops of the avocado on top. 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.