Why this recipe is GERD friendly:
This alfredo alternative is a great GERD substitute for normal alfredo pasta! Pasta dishes with alfredo normally contain a very high amount of fat; this is because alfredo sauce is normally made with milk, heavy cream, and cheese. Substituting dairy milk with a plant-based, low-fat option will lower the total fat content of the meal. Cauliflower is used as a main ingredient in this meal. Cauliflower is a low acidic, low-fat, low-carbohydrate, and low-sodium vegetable. On top of this, cauliflower is a nutrient-dense and low calorie containing option, making it a great GERD safe food vegetable. This recipe is gerd-friendly, dairy-free, gut-friendly, and plant-based!
Keep in mind!
Vegetable broth is a plant-based milk alternative in this recipe, however all broths, including vegetables, can be high in sodium. If you are going with vegetable broth instead of plant-based milk, choose a low sodium option.
Cruciferous vegetables (eg., cauliflower, broccoli, kale) can be harsh on the digestive system. Cooking these vegetables before consumption, as done in this recipe, can make it easier for your body to digest them!
Made too much? Throw it in the freezer and thaw it for dinner another day! This dish will freeze well, especially since it doesn’t contain dairy.
This recipe is for one person, however, it can be doubled/tripled/quadrupled to feed 2-4 people!
For the Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce:
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