Ever since I was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) more than 20 years ago, I have been able to adapt recipes so I could enjoy my favorite dishes. It was often just a matter of substituting a reflux-producing ingredient with one that I knew was safe for me to eat. For example, I used a fat-free or low-fat version of an ingredient with little or no change in flavor.
We all like creating recipes and sharing them with others. Now is your opportunity to share recipes you've created or adapted to be heartburn free. To submit a recipe, follow the links in the recipe categories below. You will also find links to other heartburn-friendly recipes.
I enjoy cooking with chicken breasts. Using the skinless breasts is important because most of the fat is in a layer right under the skin. Thus, removing the skin makes the chicken breast very low fat. Using the boneless breasts just makes preparing the recipe a lot easier. Chicken breasts are also becoming more and more popular for preparing low-fat meals. Fat can be a big trigger for many heartburn sufferers, so this is an important fact.
Do you have any favorite chicken recipes that you know are heartburn friendly for you? Share your favorite chicken recipes with the rest of us to enjoy!
Try these heartburn-friendly chicken recipes. You'll have variety and the great taste of many of your old favorites!
Preparing a lean roast, especially in a slow cooker or baked, can become the center of a lower fat meal. Some people think they have to give up ground beef because it is often thought of as one of the fattiest types of meats. Almost all stores offer very lean ground beef (at least 95% lean -- I have found 97% lean in most stores) that can make a nice heartburn friendly meal.
Have you found ways to use beef in your recipes that allows you to don't cause heartburn afterwards? Please share your favorite beef recipes!
Try these heartburn-friendly beef recipes. As mentioned above, you may need to select leaner cuts of meat and very lean ground beef, but it is possible to enjoy beef recipes without having to worry about heartburn.
Turkey isn't just for the holidays. I've used ground turkey as a substitute for ground beef. It's leaner than ground beef, and can make a nice change for those ground beef dishes. Also, turkey tenderloin strips make great low-fat dishes when you want a change from chicken breasts.
Do you have a favorite heartburn-friendly turkey recipe? Maybe it's a delicious turkey burger recipe. Or maybe you found a way to use turkey strips in a recipe that works as a great change from chicken. Whether it's your creation or grandma's favorite that you found heartburn friendly, please share your favorite turkey recipes with us!
Try these heartburn-friendly turkey recipes. These great tasting dishes are more heartburn friendly because of the lower fat content
I grew up with TV commercials referring to pork as "the other white meat." This can be understood because some cuts of pork as lean as chicken. Pork tenderloin is especially lean. Baked pork chops can taste just as good as fried chops.
Do you like pork, and have some recipes you enjoy that don't cause the burn of heartburn afterwards? If so, perhaps you can share your favorite pork recipes with us!
Try these heartburn-friendly pork recipes. These recipes are heartburn friendly because fat is sometimes a heartburn trigger. Leaner meats and low-fat ingredients cut down on fat content.
Seafood and fish are nutrient-dense foods. They are good sources of protein and iron, while not having the saturated fat found in most other meats. For individuals whose heartburn is triggered by fatty foods, seafood and fish can be good dietary choices.
Do you have a favorite seafood or fish recipe? You can share your favorite recipes for others to enjoy!
Try these heartburn-friendly seafood/fish recipes. They'll not only give you a variety of healthy dishes, they'll deliver great taste, too.
I like to make stews. They are really easy to make, and are literally a one-dish meal. There are spicier stews and casseroles, but you can usually create tasty dishes by substituting different herbs that are easy on the digestive tract.
You probably have a recipe or two that you enjoy. Would you be willing to share your favorite stew or casserole recipes with us?
Try these stew and casserole recipes. These recipes are hearty and filling, and are free of onions, tomatoes and spices that can trigger heartburn.