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Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

  • Posted: 09/30/2009

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Yield: 1 serving

Serving size: Approximately 2 cups

If made with whole milk:
Calories per serving: 255 calories.
Protein per serving: 9 grams

If made with 2% milk:
Calories per serving: 226 calories.
Protein per serving: 9 grams

If made with skim milk:
Calories per serving: 190 calories.
Protein per serving: 9 grams

 Banana Milkshake Recipe to Help with Appetite Loss

  • 1 whole ripe banana, sliced
  • Vanilla extract (a few drops)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth.

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Yield: 16 servings

Serving size: 1 tablespoon

Calories per serving: 10 calories

 Apple/Prune Sauce Recipe to Help Relieve Constipation

  • 1/3 cup unprocessed bran
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup mashed stewed prunes

Blend all ingredients and store in a refrigerator.

Take 1-2 tablespoons of this mixture before bedtime, 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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Yield: 2 servings

Serving size: 3/4 cup

Calories per serving: 382 calories

Protein per serving: 1 gram

 Lactose-Free Double Chocolate Pudding Recipe 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
  • 1/4 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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Yield: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

If made with ice cream:
Calories per serving: 302 calories

Protein per serving: 7 grams

If made with frozen yogurt:
Calories per serving: 268 calories

Protein per serving: 9 grams

 Fruit and Cream Recipe to Help with a 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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Yield: 1 quart

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 211 calories

Protein per serving: 14 grams

 Protein-Fortified Milk Recipe to Help with a 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 1/2 cup of dry milk powder and slowly work up to 1 cup.

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Yield: 1 serving

Serving size: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 425 calories

Protein per serving: 17 grams

 High-Protein Milkshake Recipe to Help with a Weight Loss

  • 1 cup protein-fortified milk
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce, chocolate sauce, or your favorite fruit syrup or sauce
  • 1/2 cup ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in a blender.

Blend at low speed for 10 seconds.

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Yield: 6 tbsp

Serving size: 3 tbsp

Calories per serving: 279 calories

Protein per serving: 11 grams

 Peanut Butter Snack Spread Recipe to Help with a Weight Loss

  • 1 tablespoon nonfat instant dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 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 slowly until blended.

Spread on crackers.

Mixture also can be formed into balls, chilled, and eaten as candy.

Keeps well in a refrigerator, but is hard to spread when cold.