Recipes for People with Cancer

Meatless Black Bean Chili

It’s important to make sure you get proper nutrition during and after cancer treatment. Here are some recipes our nutrition experts have created to help people make changes in their diet. You can search by diet type (e.g., low-calorie diet) or by cancer-related symptom.


24 Recipes found

Apple Pie Smoothie

Great for people following the bland diet, this smoothie gets it’s comforting flavor from ground cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Banana Pancakes

Made with instant oats, these simple pancakes are low in calories and can help with digestive problems.

Brown Rice Stir Fry

Choose this mild stir fry when your stomach is upset or your appetite is lacking.

Caribbean Craze Smoothie

Smoothies are easy to make — and easy to digest for people following a bland diet. This one packs a tropical punch.

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower hummus is rich in antioxidants —and the perfect snack for people following cardiac or low-calorie diets.

Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp

This heart-healthy recipe gives you the flavor of shrimp fried rice — without the sodium or carbohydrates.

Chicken Tamale Pie

Heart-healthy meals don’t have to be boring. Spice things up with this tamale pie.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

This hydrating soup will leave you feeling refreshed when you’re feeling nauseous or your mouth is sore.

Creamy Banana Smoothie

The bananas and rice milk used in this recipe are staple ingredients of the bland diet.

Easy Potato Soup

This simple soup includes an energizing boost of bone broth for when you feel tired.

Fish en Papillotte

Try this quick and easy entrée for those days when you’re feeling low on energy.

Greek-Style Grilled Chicken

This grilled entrée is ideal for people following a low-calorie diet.

Grilled Ginger Chicken

This grilled chicken entrée is a delicious option for people following the cardiac diet.

Meatless Black Bean Chili

Chili usually gets its rich, satisfying flavor from meat or salt. This version gets its depth from unsweetened cocoa powder.

Montreal-Rubbed Salmon

This baked salmon is flavored with blend of spices traditionally used for steaks.

Overnight Oats

These oats take just a few minutes of preparation the night before.

Potato Frittata

This filling frittata is rich in protein for when your stomach is acting up.

Quinoa Salad

Great for lunch or as a side with dinner, this salad is energizing and heart healthy.

Roasted Ginger Sweet Potato Slices

This dish is perfect for people suffering from nausea. Ginger has been shown to help with — and even prevent — nausea and vomiting.

Rolled Chicken Tacos

This quick and easy meal is mild enough to enjoy when you’re having stomach problems.

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

If you are following a bland diet and miss flavorful foods, give this comforting soup a try.

Sweet Potato Hash Brown Patty

This low-in-fat hash brown is a good alternative to French fries.

Turkey Sage Meatloaf

This meatloaf is much lower in saturated fat and calories than traditional recipes but still delicious.

Watermelon and Mint Gazpacho

Cold soups like this watermelon gazpacho can help you hydrate when you’re coping with symptoms such as nausea.