Explore our collection of healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all created to support the nutritional needs of people impacted by cancer. You’ll also find recipes for nourishing smoothies, desserts, and snacks. Search our collection by a specific eating challenge, meal type, or both.
Perfect for a lunch, light dinner, or side dish, this quinoa tabbouleh is nutritionally balanced and full of bright flavors. Unlike traditional tabbouleh, this version is high in protein and fiber with the use of whole grain quinoa. For a complete meal, add seasoned ground chicken or turkey breast for a fresh and hearty salad.
White Fish Tacos with Strawberry Mango Salsa
These fish tacos make a fresh and delicious lunch or dinner. They are nutritionally balanced because they are high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
Turkey Meatballs with Butternut Squash Dipping Sauce
These delicious meatballs are a nutritious treat that can be served as a snack or a meal. Using turkey instead of ground beef makes these much leaner and easier on the digestive system, yet still a good source of protein.
Turkey and Barley Vegetable Soup
This soup is comforting and delicious and is a great option for those who have trouble swallowing. It is also high in protein, which is important for healing, and a good source of fiber, which helps promote healthy bowel movements.
Swiss and Spinach Strata
This breakfast is perfect for a weekend morning and can also feed a crowd for brunch. It is high in protein and a good source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full until lunch. It is also adaptable because you can substitute any vegetable or cheese you may have on hand. Enjoy with a side of fruit and a cup of your favorite herbal tea for a delightful and filling breakfast.
Sweet Potato Chili
This Sweet Potato Chili has a balanced and smooth flavor. It is an ideal tomato-free chili recipe for cancer patients who have difficulty swallowing and/or mouth sores from treatment and/or who are sensitive to acidity.
Shrimp Bento Bowl
These shrimp bento bowls have delightful flavor and are quick and easy for cancer survivors to put together.
Savory Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Savory stuffed spaghetti squash may help head and neck cancer patients who are experiencing changes in taste or digestive issues. This recipe was custom created for the Cancer Support Community with cancer patients in mind by a registered dietician certified in oncology nutrition. See the full recipe.
Served as a hearty breakfast or lighter lunch or dinner with a side salad, this frittata is mild on the digestive system, yet full of flavor. The Potato Frittata is ideal for cancer patients experiencing diarrhea because it doesn’t contain any irritating roughage or gaseous vegetables, provides potassium which is an important electrolyte that can be lost with diarrhea (or vomiting), and includes a healthy amount of protein which is essential for healing. For the cancer survivor, this recipe is a blank canvas. To boost the antioxidant and fiber content , you can add other vegetables or herbs, such as carrots, zucchini, broccoli and basil.
Polenta with Fruit Compote
This recipe is a smooth and flavorful breakfast for cancer patients. Sweet maple syrup is paired with tart berries for a flavorful fruit compote. This delicious treat is an ideal meal or snack for those experiencing taste changes, aversions to sour taste, and/or difficulty swallowing. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, this breakfast is an easy, nutritious and balanced meal for cancer patients and survivors.