Foods known to increase the incidence of reflux are peppers, anything spicy, chocolate, etc. I'm guessing he's on medication to help manage it? My husband has a hiatl hernia and has been on Nexium for years.
As far as snacks go, here are some things I do at work, and what we do at home (my husband is on Weight Watchers, so we're really trying to be more healthy).
- Clif Mojo Bars (200 calories, 6% iron)
- Cut vegetables (carrots, celery - with or without peanut butter, cucumbers) - he fills a container the night before and keeps them in a cooler in his car as he travels in sales.
- Sugar Free Pudding and Jell-O
- Roasted Peanuts (jarred)
- Individual bags of pretzels (from Sams' Club/Costco)
- Yogurt + fruit (parfaits)
- String Cheese, cheese cubes, or individually packaged (Sam's Club/Costco)
I like to keep things at my desk to munch on throughout the day.
I take some dry cereals (right now it's Kix), Trail Mix (Costco brand), Mini Saltine Crackers, Cheddar Rice Cakes, 100 Calorie packs of Pop Corn, Graham Crackers, Special K Crackers, Fresh Fruit (bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries - all from Costco/Sam's Club to help with cost), Celery w/Peanut Butter, Luna/Lara/Mojo bars.