These delicious meatballs are a nutritious treat that can be served as a snack or a meal. Using turkey instead of ground beef makes these much leaner and easier on the digestive system, yet still a good source of protein.
This soup is comforting and delicious and is a great option for those who have trouble swallowing. It is also high in protein, which is important for healing, and a good source of fiber, which helps promote healthy bowel movements.
Savory stuffed spaghetti squash may help head and neck cancer patients who are experiencing changes in taste or digestive issues. This recipe was custom created for the Cancer Support Community with cancer patients in mind by a registered dietician certified in oncology nutrition. See the full recipe.
Served as a hearty breakfast or lighter lunch or dinner with a side salad, this frittata is mild on the digestive system, yet full of flavor. The Potato Frittata is ideal for cancer patients experiencing diarrhea because it doesn’t contain any irritating roughage or gaseous vegetables, provides potassium which is an important electrolyte that can be lost with diarrhea (or vomiting), and includes a healthy amount of protein which is essential for healing. For the cancer survivor, this recipe is a blank canvas. To boost the antioxidant and fiber content , you can add other vegetables or herbs, such as carrots, zucchini, broccoli and basil.
Ginger turkey and wild rice soup may help head and neck cancer patients who are experiencing nausea and digestive issues. This custom recipe was created for the Cancer Support Community by a registered dietician certified in oncology nutrition. See the full recipe.
Perfect for a light breakfast or mid-morning snack, these muffins are a healthy way to start the day if you are undergoing cancer treatment.