The following recipes are taken from the American Cancer Society’s Eating Hints and Gerard Miletello, MD/Holly Clegg’s Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment.” Full credit goes to the creators of each respective recipe book. 

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Before checking out the following recipes, it may be helpful to read the Why is nutrition important to cancer treatment? section and the Guide to Food-Related Treatment Side Effects and How to Deal With Them.

It’s important to note that while the following recipes are helpful, they are not by any means meant to replace professional health. If your loved one has a specific diet that they must follow, then be sure to consult their dietitian for proper instruction. If you are able to meet with your loved one’s dietitian, bring a pen and paper (or your cellphone!) and take notes on the information they give you. Remember, they’re here to help you!