Breakfast is also important for those with GERD or Acid Reflux. Keeping a little something in your stomach by eating smaller, more frequent meals can help control your reflux. Consult my list of GERD-friendly breakfast recipes to find those best suited for those with GERD.
Healthy Toasted Oatmeal
Servings = 1 | Serving size =about 1 cup
Cooking Time = 15 Minutes
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1/16 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
- 1 tsp light spread (like Promise Buttery Spread Light or Smart Balance Light)
Place a medium sized stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oatmeal and cook the about 5 minutes, stirring very frequently.
The little bits of oatmeal can burn if you're not careful, so it's important to stir frequently. Reduce the heat to medium if it looks like it's cooking too fast. When it smells a little like cooked popcorn it is ready. The oatmeal will be a golden brown about the color of toast.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the water. The water will boil up, and as it settles down to a simmer, put the pan over low-medium heat. Add the milk, salt and sugar.
Cook for about five more minutes and swirl the pan frequently. The oatmeal is done when nearly all of the liquid has cooked away. At that point add the teaspoon of light spread and stir until it melts. Serve.
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