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Cancer Caregiver Support-Eating Well Through Cancer Cookbook Snack Mix

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Cancer Caregiver Support Tips for the Challenging Time!

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 cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer and a Snack Mix recipe to help with cancer caregiver support.

  • 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

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                                                                                                                                                        cancer caregiver support recipes for eating well through cancer with Snack Mix
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 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


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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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