“Eating Hints” recipes

The following recipes are taken from the American Cancer Society’s “Eating Hints.”Full credit goes to the creators of this document.


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Banana Milkshake

To help with appetite loss

1 whole ripe banana, sliced

Vanilla extracts (a few drops)

  • Put all the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend at high speed until smooth.



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Apple/Prune sauce

To help relieve constipation

1/3 cup unprocessed bran

1/3 cup applesauce

1/3 cup mashed stewed prunes

  • Blend all the ingredients and store in a refrigerator.
  • Take 1-2 tablespoons of this mixture before bedtime, and then drink 8 ounces of water.

Note: Make sure you drink the water, or else this recipe will not work to relieve constipation.



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Lactose-free double chocolate pudding

To help with lactose intolerance

2 squares baking chocolate (1 ounce each)

1 cup nondairy creamer, rice, soy, or lactose-free milk

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Melt chocolate in a small pan.
  • Measure cornstarch and sugar into a separate saucepan.
  • Add part of the liquid and stir until cornstarch dissolves.
  • Add the rest of the liquid.
  • Cook over medium heat until warm.
  • Stir in chocolate until mixture is thick and comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Blend in vanilla and cool.



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Fruit and cream

To help with sore mouth

1 cup whole milk

1 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

1 cup canned fruit (peaches, apricots, pears) in heavy syrup with juice

Almond or vanilla extract to taste

  • Blend ingredients in a blender and chill well before serving.



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Protein-fortified milk

To help with weight loss

1 quart (4 cups) whole milk

1 cup nonfat instant dry milk

  • Pour liquid milk into a deep bowl.
  • Add dry milk and beat slowly with a mixer until dry milk is dissolved (usually less than five minutes).
  • Refrigerate and serve cold.

Note: If it tastes too strong, start with ½ cup of dry milk powder and slowly work up to 1 cup.



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High-protein milkshake

To help with weight loss

1 cup protein-fortified milk

2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce, chocolate sauce, or your favorite fruit syrup or sauce

½ cup ice cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend at low speed for 10 seconds.



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Peanut butter snack spread

To help with weight loss

1 tablespoon nonfat instant dry milk

1 teaspoon water

5 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Combine dry milk, water, and vanilla, and stir to moisten.
  • Add honey and peanut butter, and stir until blended.
  • Spread on crackers.
  • Mixture also can be formed into balls, chilled, and eaten as candy.

Note: keeps well in a refrigerator, but is hard to spread when cold. For obvious reasons, do not feed this to someone with a peanut allergy.


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