9 Comforting Summer Dishes That Are Heartburn-Friendly
This time of year, the meals we share are equally as festive as the season itself. Whether it’s a cookout, picnic, or simply dinner at home on the patio, summer eating is just plain fun. What isn’t fun, though, is when heartburn disrupts the meal, which can happen all too easily when tucking into our favorite summertime classics.
Chef Millie Peartree — also known as a comfort food pro — understands the frustrations of heartburn firsthand. One of her best options for relieving heartburn is simply taking PEPCID®, but she can also avoid it in the first place by cooking around it. “I’ve had to really find and research different alternative ingredients to prevent my heartburn symptoms, so I don’t have to worry about heartburn getting in the way of the foods that I love,” she said.
Steering clear of trigger ingredients like raw garlic, citrus, and tomatoes, as well as fried or fatty foods, definitely helps. But there’s plenty of comforting dishes that pivot to seasonal flavors for a satisfying taste. Some of Chef Millie’s favorite heartburn-friendly foods include oatmeal with fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, and crusty bread with truffle oil.
Of course, when Chef Millie wants to indulge, she’s found PEPCID AC® Max to be especially useful. “Comfort food is the food you eat that makes you close your eyes and dance in your chair,” she said. “And with PEPCID®, I can embrace every bite of my favorite comfort foods, without worrying about heartburn symptoms.”
According to Dr. Samantha Nazareth, a gastroenterology specialist, moderation also helps. “When it comes to heartburn, the less you trigger it, the less often you burn,” she said. “Luckily, if you are prone to heartburn after eating a decadent meal, PEPCID AC® Max works in as little as 15 minutes and lasts for hours to control acid all day or all night.”
Inspired by Chef Millie’s knack for making comfort food more comfortable, we put together nine of our favorite heartburn-friendly recipes to make the most of summer. Enjoy!