Cancer Nutrition Diet Plans
Good nutrition starts with healthy food. The Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook contains diet plans and dietary suggestions for various conditions, along with over 100 detailed recipes for a variety of tasty and healthy dishes and drinks. Each recipe indicates its special nutritional value and breakdown and its time to prepare.
Three recipes chosen from the Handbook are illustrated here ... Enjoy!
Cancer and Nutrition Meals
Three basic meals
This provides a wide variety of essential minerals and trace elements useful in maintaining optimal health. Make this soup in bulk and freeze individual serving sizes. I have seen people who say that years after recovering from cancer they still eat this soup on a regular basis because they love it.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet. Sauté the onions and garlic for 3-5 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and sauté for a further 2 minutes. Add the corn, tomatoes, parsley, thyme, rosemary and sage. Dissolve the packet of vegetable broth in a cup of boiling water. Add to the pan with 4 more cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the peas, tofu and spinach. Season to taste and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Notes: Excellent source of Vitamin C, A, B6, Folate and Iron. Good source of Vitamin B1, B2, Niacin, Calcium and Zinc.
This is a perfect combination of healthy ingredients. Ginger helps calm the stomach and increase appetite, sesame and salmon are excellent sources of essential fatty acids providing energy and health in one delicious entrée. Enjoy this at lunch or in the evening, hot or cold.
Place the water and fresh lemon juice in a deep non-stick sauté pan or skillet. Bring to a boil. Place the salmon steaks in the water and cover the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 6-8 minutes until the fish is opaque in color. Arrange the salmon on a warm serving dish. Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar and ginger together and spoon over the salmon. Cut the green onions into thin strips and scatter over the top of the fish. In a small pan combine the garlic and sesame oil. Warm the mixture until it browns and drizzle over the top of the fish. Serve hot.
Notes: Excellent source of Vitamin C, B6, B12, B1, Folate and Niacin. Good source of Vitamin B2, Iron and Zinc.
Rhubarb and Cinnamon Flan
Comfort foods never tasted so good! Rhubarb may be helpful in healthy liver function and cinnamon is reported to help stabilize blood sugar levels. A truly guiltless dessert.
Combine Graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and line 8” baking pan. Prepare rhubarb by washing, removing any blemished or coarse parts and then slicing and cutting into 1/2 inch pieces. Place rhubarb in pie crust. Mix sugar, flour, cream cheese and cinnamon and then spoon over the rhubarb. Bake in pre-heated oven at 425F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool and serve with fresh, whipped cream garnished with a little cinnamon.