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Summertime is about fun and being active. Who wants to be tied down with heartburn all the time? Let me show you how I enjoy summer without heartburn and share a meat & cheese lasagna manicotti recipe with you!
Sometime in the past few months I started having heartburn. It seems that no matter what I eat, when I eat, how I eat, I always wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn. I started out taking a generic acid reducer and it was working at first, but I found that I was taking more and more each night and I knew that couldn’t be good.
I was at Walgreens one day and I saw the purple pill, Nexium, and thought I should give it a try. It’s a once a day pill that lasts for 24 hours and I wouldn’t have to worry about taking multiple doses throughout the day, which is good for someone like me who forgets everything.
Throughout the month of June at Walgreens, shoppers get $3 off of a 42ct. Nexium 24HR. – bonus!
I’m no longer experiencing acid in my throat and the heartburn is gone throughout the day and the night. I haven’t had any relapses and I can enjoy a few more things throughout summer now that I’m heartburn free.
“Taking one Nexium 24 HR a day can give you all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn”
Here’s what I enjoyed this week!
Meat & Cheese Manicotti
This is a dish that Howard begs me to make all the time, but I don’t like to make it often. It’s a super quick and easy meal and it’s plenty delicious, but it can give me some crazy heartburn. Now I can enjoy making and eating it without any worries. Let me show you how easy it is to make!
What you’ll need:
2 lbs ground beef
8 oz grated cheddar cheese
8 oz grated italian mix cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce
9×11 casserole dish
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350º. Boil the pasta until it is almost soft, but not overly soft so it will stay together when you stuff it. While it is boiling, brown the ground beef and drain it. While the beef is still warm, mix in about 7 oz of each of the cheeses so that it will melt into the beef and act as a binder to the mixture. Once the pasta is ready, begin to stuff them with the beef/cheese mixture. Pour spaghetti sauce over the stuffed manicotti and then sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the sauce. Bake the manicotti for 45 minutes at 350º. Enjoy!
Because of the spaghetti sauce (tomatoes), I would often get heartburn after eating this meal, but I had it this week and experienced no heartburn at all. Now, I probably wouldn’t have tried this after just a day on Nexium, but after a few days on it, I felt safe enjoying this meal with my family.
Now that it’s summer and I’m cooking more (Howard has a knee injury and is about to have surgery – more on that in another post) I’m going to need my Nexium so I can enjoy all the activities of summer. This week, my sister busted out the water toys in her backyard and the kids loved being outside. I was able to enjoy watching them play and be outside all heartburn-free!