Cancer Caregiver Support Tips for Eating Well Through Cancer Challenges
As soon as you learn a loved one or friend has cancer, you want to be able to help in some way and need cancer caregiver support. A snack, casserole, or running an errand can bring joy and happiness to the person not feeling well. However, being there to listen and offer a warm smile is often the greatest gift. Here are a few helpful hints from my cancer cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer and a Snack Mix recipe to help with cancer caregiver support. All my recipes for cancer patients are about eating healthy with healthy easy recipes.
- Prepare meals in disposable containers when dropping off food.
- Drop off food and also supply paper plates and forks for easy clean up.
- Prepare meals that may be frozen to pull out as needed.
- Go grocery shopping with your loved one’s list.
- Prepare and purchase ready to eat snacks.
- Stock the pantry with healthy and tasty food.
Easy Snack Mix Recipe For Cancer Caregiver Support in Cancer Cookbook
Many times someone going through treatment has difficulty eating and sometimes snacks are a good choice. Eating snacks throughout the day can offer a person something to munch on. This Snack Mix from Eating Well Through Cancer makes a great option for a caregiver to take over to someone’s house. Remember to take in a disposable container and this snack mix lasts a long time. Here’s an easy recipe that makes a great snack mix any time of day. Sweet and salty mixes are always a great combo and this is an addictive combination. Use different colored M&M’s for a festive touch.
Snack Mix from Eating Well Through Cancer From Snacks and Smoothies Chapter
Makes twenty (1/2-cup) servings
3 tablespoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups honey nut toasted rice and corn cereal squares
6 cups mini pretzels
1 cup soy nuts
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 cup raisins, optional
1. Preheat oven 250 F. degrees.
2. Whisk together sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.
3. Toss together cereal squares, pretzels, soy nuts, and peanuts in a large bowl. Drizzle oil mixture over cereal mixture, tossing gently to coat.
4. Scatter mixture on foil-lined jelly roll pan and bake 25 minutes, stirring often to prevent too much browning. Turn off oven. Let cereal stay in oven 1 hour to continue crisping.
5. When cool, toss with the chocolate candies and raisins. Store in airtight container up to one week.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 221, Protein (g) 6, Carbohydrate (g) 30, Fat (g) 9, Calories from Fat (%) 36, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 1 Sodium (mg) 309 Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1.5 fat
Cancer Patients Need To Maintain Weight During Cancer Treatment
Snacking is encouraged during cancer treatment and this Snack Mix recipe is perfect. This simple recipe has a sweet and salty combination and it is also great to encouraging you to drink more fluids. It will make you thristy. Irresitible and easy. the entire family will love this Snack Mix recipe. It is imporant to eat for nutrition and strength and my Chicken Parmesan One Dish is another great recipe from my cancer cookbook.
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