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  • Posted: 04/20/2007

Lists of Foods and Liquids

Clear Liquids
Foods and Drinks That Are High in Calories or Protein
Foods and Drinks That Are Easy on the Stomach

Clear Liquids

This list may help if you have diarrhea. See "Diarrhea" for more information.

Types of LiquidsIncludes . . .
SoupsBouillon
Clear, fat-free broth
Consommé
Strained vegetable broth
 
DrinksApple juice
Clear carbonated beverages
Cranberry or grape juice
Fruit-flavored drinks
Fruit punch
Sports drinks
Tea
Water
 
SweetsFruit ices without fruit pieces
Fruit ices without milk
Honey
Jelly
Plain gelatin dessert
Popsicles
 

Foods and Drinks That Are High in Calories or Protein

This list may help if you need ideas for keeping your weight the same. See "Should I follow a special diet while I am getting radiation therapy?" and "Throat Changes" for more information.

Types of Foods and DrinksIncludes . . .
SoupsCream soups
DrinksInstant breakfast shakes
Milkshakes
Whole milk (instead of low-fat or skim)
 
Main meals and other foodsBeans, legumes
Butter, margarine, or oil
Cheese
Chicken, fish, or beef
Cottage cheese
Cream cheese on crackers or celery
Deviled ham
Eggs, such as scrambled or deviled eggs
Muffins
Nuts, seeds, wheat germ
Peanut butter
 
Desserts and other sweetsCustards
Frozen yogurt
Ice cream
Puddings
Yogurt
 
Replacements and other supplementsPowdered milk added to foods (pudding, milkshakes, or scrambled eggs)

High-protein supplements, such as Ensure® and Carnation® Instant Breakfast®

Foods and Drinks That Are Easy on the Stomach

This list may help if you have diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. See "Diarrhea" and "Nausea and Vomiting" for more information.

Types of Foods and DrinksIncludes . . .
SoupsClear broth, such as chicken or beef
DrinksClear carbonated beverages
Cranberry or grape juice
Fruit-flavored drinks
Fruit punch
Sports drinks
Tea
Water
 
Main meals and snacksBoiled potatoes
Chicken, broiled or baked without the skin
Crackers
Cream of wheat
Noodles
Oatmeal
Pretzels
Rice
Toast
 
SweetsAngel food cake
Canned peaches
Gelatin
Sherbet
Yogurt