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Popcorn – a great snack for kids with GERD

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Kids with GERD need regular small meals to keep their acid in check. Popcorn is a great snack to have in their school lunchbox, in a bag in the car, on the way to soccer or after school. Keep it low acid though – sometimes just fresh, hot, air-popped popcorn with nothing added is delicious, they won’t even notice the lack of topping!

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Reflux pillow for kids with GERD

Reflux pillow for kids with GERD

This is a good idea! Often kids with GERD need to be elevated when they go to bed to stop the acid rising when they are trying to sleep. I came across several articles suggesting that you use a reflux pillow or reflux wedge to solve the problem. They seem to be available online and at various stores – we’re definitely going to try one. Have you tried one, do they work?

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Organic Sun-dried Pears

Dried fruit is a great snack for kids with GERD and there are so many different varieties you can get these days – apricot, pears, mangoes etc. It’s great to see that organic dried fruit is now becoming readily available. Have a look at these delicious treats –

The Garden Shed and Pantry

Following on from the popular sun-dried apricots are sun-dried pears.

Kevin and Cindy Legg are organic farmers committed to producing quality certified organic fruit.

Their property is located in Cadell (near Morgan) in South Australia’s riverland less than a kilometre from the Murray River.

Kevin and Cindy Organics produce the highest quality organic fresh and sun dried fruits and vegetables
All of their apricots, pears, peaches and plums are naturally dried with no sulphur, preservatives or electricity!  Just lots of sunshine!

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Sun dried pears are available in the 200 gram snack pack and larger sizes by request.

Enjoy the healthy eating available from the Cygnet Market or at The Garden Shed and Pantry.

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GERD Friendly Chunky Lentil Soup

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I have started to get the hang of cooking GERD friendly recipes – it’s pretty easy you just have to leave a few things out! We have always loved a tomato based lentil soup so I had to come up with version without the usual ingredients of garlic, onion, tomato. This one is a very delicious alternative and is quick to make. Let me know what you think.

Chunky lentil soup

1 tblsp olive oil

3 large carrots

1 large zucchini

1 medium potato

1 cup lentils

100g frozen chopped spinach

4 cups vegie stock

Water to top up as needed

½ teaspoon salt

Heat olive oil in a soup pot and cook chopped carrots, zucchini and potato for about 5 minutes. Add cup of lentils and stir, spinach then vegie stock. Add water if needed to cover veggies. Put the lid on bring to the boil then turn to low and leave for about 15 – 20 mins. Check soup add more water if needed reheat then put the lid on and turn off the heat. Leave for about an hour, then add salt, reheat and serve. Great with toasted cheese tortilla wraps.

Freezes well. Great for kids school lunches taken in a thermos.

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