Recipes for Better Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
These recipes were especially chosen to help solve the problems discussed
here. To be included, the recipes also had to be high in nutritional value,
easy to make, good tasting, and usable for the family as well as for the
patient. You will find some old favorites -- but calories, protein, or other
nutrients have been added. All of the recipes have been taste-tested, and
only the favorites from the taste-testing have been included.
At the bottom of each recipe is a chart that gives information about
the recipe's protein and calorie content as well as its suitability for
the special requirements of cancer patients. Shading is used in two ways:
- If red shading occurs in a box below "SPECIAL DIETS," it means
the recipe is particularly good for that specific diet. If an asterisk appears
in one of these boxes, the recipe can be adjusted as indicated in the footnote
to make it suitable for that diet.
- If blue shading occurs in the protein and/or calorie box, the recipe
is a rich source of these.
For example, the chart below shows a recipe good for a patient on a
low lactose diet and one rich in protein but not particularly high in calories.
Abbreviations: In all recipes, tsp. is teaspoon, tbsp. is tablespoon,
oz. is ounce, and lb. is pound; SV is serving. All temperatures are °F.
Note: Some recipes use specific ingredients, such as soy-based
nutritional supplements. You may want to try different product brands to
see which ones taste best to you. You also can ask a registered dietitian
for more helpful suggestions.
Creamy Potato Salad This light potato salad is
mildly seasoned for the sesitive palate.
Creole Sauce This is a quick, flavorful sauce
everybody can enjoy on eggs and meatAdvertisementSweet and Sour Sauce
Quick Barbecue Sauce Use this sauce on hot
dogs, chicken, or meatballs
An unexpected favorite,
this tangy sauce is often used on meat or chickenFresh Peach Sauce
The sweet-tart taste of this
sauce is a change from sweet syrup. It
is good on pancakes and waffles.Milk-Free Butterscotch Sauce
sauce is good for many toppings.
Peanut Butter Snack Spread This is a
high-protein snack of good quality
Granola I Here is a natural fiber snack or
Granola Bars Try a chewy, delightful bar,
great with tea or for a snack for the children
Macaroni and Cheese Soft, moist, and
nourishing, this recipe is just as popular with or
Cheesy Hamburger Casserole Quickly prepared,
this casserole may disappear just as fast at the table!
Robert's Tuna Bake This mild-flavored tuna
dish is complemented with a tossed sald.
Tuna Broccoli Cassserole A surprising balance
of flavors will please busy cooks and their families.
Cheese-Spinach Pie This is a simple one-dish
meal, a cousin to Quiche Lorraine. It is just
the thing needed for a night when you don't want to fuss.
Basic Meatloaf or Meatballs Here is a
reliable, mildly flavored recipe which can be adapted to your
Sloppy Joes A favorite of young and old that
is easy to eat
Swedish Meatballs These are tender meatballs
with gourmet flavor.
Chicken Supreme Supremely simple to make, this
is a delightfully seasoned entrée.
Chicken Skillet Supper Tender and lightly
seasoned, this simple dish can be a complete meal
with rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes.
Low-Lactose Pancakes These pancakes have
high protein quality without a drop of milk.
Fortified Milk This doubles the protein
in each cup of milk.
Vera's Banana Milkshake A tasty banana shake
is a rich potassium source.
Pearl's Strawberry Milkshake This drink has
the flavor of fresh strawberries, but comes from the
Fake Shakes Make imitation milkshakes for
people who cannot drink milk or eat
Amaretto Creme An occasional drink has helped
boost many a lagging appetite
Apple Brown Betty This soft, delightful
dessert is made with bread and tasty apples.
Adair's Apple Raisin Cake Delighful as a
plain moist cake, this dessert is mouth-watering
when iced with Helen's Soft Chocolate Frosting.
Helen's Soft Chocolate Frosting
Here is a good, fast-cooked icing.
Individual Cheese Pies
A speedy cheesecake is great for the single person.
This quickly made bread is high on the list of nourishing foods.
Fiber and nutrition are "partners" in these crunchy butterscotch
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut butter fans will like this nourishing bar cookie.
Fluffy Fruit Gelatin
Gelatin is a great way to enjoy fruit.
This is an old standby that is still popular. Serve it hot or chilled.
Milk-Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
Chocolate dessert lovers take note.
Milk-Free Vanilla Pudding
Here is a pleasant dessert for those with a "sweet tooth"
who cannot drink milk.
Super Frozen Delight
Imitation ice cream- it's delightful and delicious.
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