When Peter and I do the groceries, we can be very efficient. We already know where to go and we typically get the same items every time. But since I had GERD, I have to be more choosy and creative with the food we buy. No more chips, dips, cookies, cakes, ice cream, and chocolates. Even tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and all those things on my bad food list are a no-no now.
Thank God for the emergence of whole and organic foods, I am still left with a number of choices that can cater to my sweet tooth and my need for scrumptious dishes.
Below are just some of the food Peter and I prepared last weekend when two of our dear friends (Peachie and Marichit) stayed with us. If you have a desire to be healthier, or if you're having problems with heartburn and acid reflux too, but have a natural inclination towards sweets, know that you are not alone. There are still so many choices out there to choose from. It's not yet the end of the world. (^_^)
Herbed steak with Honey
This is a beef rib-eye steak, dashed with a bit of salt and tarragon, and poured with honey. It was baked for 20 minutes in an oven at 250 F degrees. Just make sure you cover it with foil so it doesn't get burnt.
This is always a healthier choice.
Mango Pudding by Dole
Peachie said the pudding tastes like eraser (LOL!) but I liked it! The mango bits are sweet and complement the bland taste of the pudding.
This is cooked the same way as the beef rib-eye steak.
Smoked Bangus with Lettuce
You just have to heat the smoked bangus for 10 minutes inside the oven at 250 F degrees.
Smoked Salmon with Olives and Boiled Egg
Graham Crackers and Honey
This is absolute heaven! You can add cinnamon for more flavor.
Cinnamon Apple Tea
This has no caffeine and won't trigger acid reflux.
Nata de Coco, Langka / Jackfruit / and Macapuno
A very good and healthy alternative to other sweets.