7-Day Cancer-Fighting Meal Plan
At OHC, we’re always looking for cancer-fighting recipes for our patients. Given the wide range of needs (for those with cancer who can eat just about anything to those who can only drink liquids), Self Magazine published a seven-day meal plan to help you prevent or fight cancer. Now keep in mind, no diet can guarantee that you won’t get cancer. If it does, run!
Incorporating meals like these into your food plan will certainly decrease your risk. So to get you started, we’re including the first day’s meal plan here. For the remaining six days, please visit Self Magazine.
Breakfast: Blueberry-Orange Smoothie, English Muffin With Peanut Butter
In a blender, puree 1/2 cup each orange segments, frozen blueberries and vanilla almond milk with 1/2 frozen banana. Serve with 1 toasted whole-wheat English muffin spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
Lunch: Tomato Soup & White Bean Salad
In a bowl, toss 3/4 cup rinsed and drained white beans with 1 tbsp each diced red onion, chopped basil and chopped parsley. Dress with 1 tbsp low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. Serve with 1 1/2 cups tomato soup (such as Muir Glen Tomato-Basil) and a whole-grain roll.
Dinner: Spinach Pizza With Romaine Salad
Thaw 5 ounces frozen spinach; squeeze and chop. Over medium heat, sauté 1 crushed garlic clove in 2 teaspoons olive oil for 30 seconds. Add spinach and a pinch of salt; sauté 2 minutes. Spread 2 tbsp tomato paste (save rest for tacos on day 2, and Bolognese for day 3) on an 8-inch whole-wheat pita; toast 2 minutes. Combine spinach with 5 tbsp part-skim ricotta and black pepper; spread over pizza; top with 2 tbsp grated part-skim mozzarella. Top with 1 tbsp diced red onion; broil 3 minutes. Serve with salad of romaine, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and 1 1/2 tbsp low-fat Italian vinaigrette.