Diet & Nutrition

Shrimp Bento Bowl
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Shrimp Bento Bowl

These shrimp bento bowls have delightful flavor and are quick and easy for cancer survivors to put together.
Savory Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
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Savory Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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.
Potato Frittata
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Potato Frittata

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.
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Polenta with Fruit Compote

This recipe is a smooth and flavorful breakfast for cancer patients. Sweet maple syrup is paired with tart berries for a flavorful fruit compote. This delicious treat is an ideal meal or snack for those experiencing taste changes, aversions to sour taste, and/or difficulty swallowing. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, this breakfast is an easy, nutritious and balanced meal for cancer patients and survivors.
Pear and Blueberry Crumble
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Pear and Blueberry Crumble

This crumble is made with healthy ingredients that are delicious and perfect for a seasonal cookout. Unlike most desserts, this crumble provides a good source of fiber. Use any fresh or frozen fruit you have to make this simple and delightful dessert.
Mixed Berry and Yogurt Crepes
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Mixed Berry and Yogurt Crepes

This is an easy and delicious breakfast recipe that is sure to please. The crepes are made with whole wheat flour for added fiber and yogurt as a good source of protein. If you have never made crepes from scratch, be patient. Your first crepe or two may not turn out the way you like, but it will get easier. You can also substitute store bought crepes to save time. Any seasonal fresh fruit can be used instead of berries in the crepes.
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Mango Lassi Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are an easy make-ahead breakfast for patients with cancer. The mango provides a sweet flavor and the Greek yogurt is slightly tart, making this breakfast bowl perfect for those with dry mouth. This recipe is ideal for those undergoing cancer treatment who need extra protein, fiber, and calories. Serve with a cup of lemon herbal tea for a tasty breakfast.
Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Broccoli Rice
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Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Broccoli Rice

This dinner entrée is light, flavorful, and perfect for an easy weekday dinner. Broccoli rice is simple to make and complements the lemon and parmesan chicken well. Broccoli, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, is high in fiber and antioxidants, making it an ideal dish for cancer survivors.
Kiwi Green Smoothie
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Kiwi Green Smoothie

This kiwi green smoothie is a refreshing and healthy way for cancer survivors to start the day.
Homemade Nutella
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Homemade Nutella

This chocolate hazelnut spread is a delicious and simple dessert or snack for cancer survivors.