Easy Vegan Pea Soup

When you switch to a “cancer fighting diet” you do not have to make a lot of dietary changes, just add in some new veggies to substitute the meat.  Healthy eating is not that hard, it tastes better, and you family will learn healthy lifestyle choices too! Remember to always use organic ingredients when available.

Ingredients

2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
4-5 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, minced
1 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 potato, diced
3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons parsley
2 bay leaves
1 cup small pasta
3 cups of dried split peas
2 cartons or 6 cups of vegetable broth
2 cups of water

Directions

  1. Place carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in pan with olive oil. Heat for approximately 10 minutes or until tender. Place nutritional yeast, parsley and bay leaves in and let flavors meld together for 30 seconds. Remove, and place to the side.
  2. Then, place broth, water and split peas in pot. Bring to boil, then let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent split peas from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add cooked carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in pot as well as the potato. Partially cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

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Freaking Awesome High Protein Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Vegan & Sugar-Free)

A vegan sugar-free diet can be safe for anyone undergoing cancer treatment; however, working with a registered dietitian to develop the right meal plan for you is recommended. We hope this high protein pumpkin bread recipe will help in the planning of a healthy lifestyle diet that meets the special nutritional needs of patients with cancer. Always use organic ingredients when necessary.

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg alternative (1/4 unsweetened apple sauce mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder)
¼ cup alkaline water
¼ cup oil
½ cup sugar substitute (molasses, agave or maple syrup
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup / 1 large scoop protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp fine grain sea salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground ginger
a pinch of black pepper

Optional: chopped walnuts, dark chocolate chips, cranberries, cherries or raisins.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Lightly grease and flour a loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl combine pumpkin puree, egg replacement, oil, water, and sugar substitute. Whisk until well combined.
  4. In another bowl, combine whole wheat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, pepper and baking soda. Carefully stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. If you feel like, sprinkle some oats on top.
    Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. The bread is ready when a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. You want to get that beautiful orange/gold color on the cake, but at the same time you don’t want to bake all the moisture out of it

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

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Sugar Free Chocolate Protein Truffle Recipe For A Cancer Diet

These protein truffles are an ideal alternative to regular high sugar and high-fat chocolate truffles. With 5g of protein per truffle and no sugar, it is a great way to consume protein for a  person who has no appetite but needs to consume proteins during cancer treatment. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 scoops – Chocolate vegan protein powder (Alternative – any protein powder can be used with 2 tbsp – coco powder)
  • 2 Tbsp – Crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup – Almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp – Sweetener (agave nectar, fruit sweetened jam)
  • 10 Whole Hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbsp – Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt

Directions

  1. In a bowl or food processor add the vegan protein, sweetener, salt and peanut butter and blend to make a thick mix.
  2. Add the almond milk a little at a time to make a thick dough.
  3. Take a teaspoonful of the dough at a time and flatten into a disk.
  4. Place a hazelnut in the center of the disk and roll the dough back into a ball leaving the nut in the middle.
  5. Roll the truffle ball in some shredded coconut and leave in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.

A healthy cancer diet is only one of several factors that can affect your health; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

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Perfect Sweet Treat – Healthy Chai Spiced Quick Bread

chai-spiced-quick-breadA spiced tea favorite transformed into a soft, frosted, date-sweet slice–this healthy Chai Spiced Quick Bread is the perfect cozy sweet treat! Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free!

Yields 6-8 slices

10 minutes Prep Time

35 minutes Cook/Chill Time

45 minutes Total Time

Ingredients

  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup prepared chai tea
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves

Optional: Low-Fat Vegan Vanilla Frosting and chopped pecans for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Pour the chai tea over the dates and soak for 10 minutes. Blend the chai tea, dates, lemon juice, and vanilla on high until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix briefly.
  4. Add the date mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Lightly oil or line a loaf pan and pour in your batter, smoothing out the top.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes at 350F.
  7. Cool completely before frosting and slicing. Keep in the fridge. It is best fresh and will dry out over time.

Notes

This bread is not very sweet. If you want a sweeter loaf, you can add 1/4 cup maple syrup and an extra 1/4 cup oat flour to make up for the extra moisture.

natalie-of-feasting-on-fruitAbout Natalie, founder of Feasting on Fruit: I am the writer, photographer, and imagination behind Feasting on Fruit. Seven years a vegetarian, five years a vegan, and barely one year a blogger, but learning and loving it! I am constantly overflowing with creative ideas for fruity vegan food, often more than I have time to make. Sharing the health and happiness of tasty recipes brings a smile to my lips and a purpose to my kitchen.

Easy To Make Strawberry Creamsicles For A Cancer Diet

Healthy Strawberry Creamsicle RecipeStrawberries and coconut cream, yum! They are easy and quick to make, and perfect for a hot day. These vegan creamsicles are delicious and healthy.  The strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants, and the coconut cream has selenium, an antioxidant property that helps fight cancer, making these a healthy, creamy popsicle. We have included this healthy creamsicle recipe below.

Strawberry Creamsicle – Dairy & Sugar Free Ice Pop Recipe

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Ice Pop Molds

Ingredients

  • 3 cups organic berries
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Stevia (9-15 drops) Sugar to Stevia Conversion or 3 tablespoons raw honey (see below for other sweetening options)

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Directions

  1. Puree berries in a blender or food processor. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl mix coconut milk, vanilla extract and 9-15 Stevia drops together. Mix until combined thoroughly.
  3. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry puree into each ice pop mold. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of coconut mix into each mold. Continue to switch between the berry puree and the coconut mixture until ice pop molds are filled. Place molds in freezer.
  4. Allow ice pops to freeze completely before serving, about 5-8 hours. Once your ice pops are ready to serve, run the bottom of the ice pops molds under warm water to help release them from the molds. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe filled 12 large ice pop molds.

Other berries can be used in this recipe. Frozen berries would work if fresh berries aren’t available. Some suggested natural sugar substitutes include honey, date sugar and maple syrup. In a pinch, small cups and ice pop sticks or plastic spoons can be used to make your ice pops.

Recipe Source: Natural Family Today

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Super Healthylicious Recipe of Zucchini Noodles

Zoodle Salad Recipe For Breast Cancer DietSuper healthylicious recipe of Zucchini Noodles: Zoodles!

What you need:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 15 cherrie tomatoes (ripe and sweet as possible), chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 3-4 cauliflower florets
  • Handful of herbs: fresh basil, mint, parsley and oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 spoon whole tahini
  • juice of half lemon (fresh)
  • salt to taste

Spiralizer For Cancer Diet recipesWhat to do:

  1. Use a spiralizer to cut your zucchini to noodles.
  2. Use a strong blender to blend the cauliflower until they look like tiny snow flakes (don’t blend too much! you don’t want to get a powder!)
  3. Mix the zucchini and the cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients and use your hands to massage the tahini into the salad.
  4. Enjoy! …and share the recipe with others… sharing is caring :-)

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

Vegan Stuffed Green Pepper Recipe For One

Vegan Stuffed Green Pepper Recipe For OneEating a diet rich in vegetables, including green bell peppers, reduces your risk of certain chronic illnesses. It has been reported that the antioxidants in vegetables reduce free radical damage. Free radicals are compounds that cause cell damage that can lead to cancer. While red bell peppers contain larger amounts of antioxidants, green bell peppers are a significant source as well.

Serve this stuffed pepper with a side of cooked sweet potato, mashed with a bit of garlic and olive oil; the color contrast on the plate is beautiful. It’s always fun to play with what you put on the plate; it’s like having a canvas and palette of paints in front of you. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

  • One large green pepper
  • 2/5 cup veggie crumbles (Boca Crumbles)
  • 1/8  cup onion
  • 1/4 brown rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut top off pepper and remove seeds and membranes.
  3. Place pepper shell in a casserole dish.
  4. In a small pot mix together, crumbles, garlic, onion, cooked rice and 1/4 cup tomato sauce.
  5. Cook until hot.
  6. Stuff cooked mixture into pepper and pour remaining 1/4 cup tomato sauce over pepper.
  7. Cover and bake 45 minutes.
  8. Uncover.
  9. Top with vegan cheese (optional) and bake another 10-15 minutes or until pepper is tender.

This recipe is easily adaptable, so feel free to use any seasonable vegetables you have on hand. Use quinoa instead of rice. You can taste and adjust the seasoning as you go, so it’s practically fool-proof!

Featured Image Source: ChicVegan.com
Recipe Source: Boca Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Cancer Fighting Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Cancer Fighting Green Tea Smoothie RecipeReduce your risk of illnesses such as cancer in the most natural way possible with a healthy nutritional smoothie. The fresh fruits, vegetables and super foods in smoothies have amazing benefits to increase energy and speed healing. Research shows people who consume more fruits and vegetables have decreased risk of cancer and other diseases.

Smoothie Benefits:

  • Turmeric – anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory super spice.
  • The coconut oil and the quercetin found in green tea and berries greatly enhance the absorption of turmeric

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup green tea
  • 1 cup berries of your choice (such as blueberries, raspberries, cranberries)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of ground turmeric and ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten

The Add-ons:

  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy green
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder or nibs
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein or green superfood powder

Directions:

  • Blend all the ingredients for about 2 minutes and add water according to your desired consistency.

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being. We would love to know if you tried and enjoyed this tasty turmeric smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Avocado Toast With Veggies & White Bean Salad

Veggie & White Bean Salad  on ToastBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Try this high protein recipe that is healthy & tasty. Serve as an open-faced sandwich for a light lunch, or serve along side an immune boosting soup for a hearty dinner feast. The vibrant veggies and rich creamy avocado merge perfectly with nutty rustic white beans, and accents of citrus, white miso, cayenne and pepper. Always use organic ingredients when available.

Avocado Toast With Veggies & White Bean Salad
vegan, serves 3

1 16 oz. can white beans (cannellini) – drained, rinsed
1 small avocado, diced
1/3 cup sweet onion, diced
1 small carrot, chopped
1/2 cup spinach, thinly sliced
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp white miso paste
1 Tbsp fresh tangerine or orange juice + pinch of zest
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp hemp or sunflower seeds
pinch of cayenne pepper

NOTE:

  • Topping: fresh chives
  • Served on toasted bread (organic homemade Rye Bread Recipe)
  • You can adjust the ingredients in this recipe by trying different veggies, seeds, beans and even seasonings.

Directions:

  1. Add the beans and avocado to a large mixing bowl. Mash well with a fork until thick and chunky, yet creamy like a chunky guacamole or hummus. Mash beans as desired. I like mine well mashed.
  2. Prep all your veggies and fold into the avocado mixture.
  3. Whisk the white miso paste with the citrus juices and vinegar. Fold this liquid into the mixture and continue folding until well combined and the veggies begin to soak into the creamy and liquid.
  4. Serve right away or chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes before serving. This fresh salad is best served right away, since it slightly separates when left over night in the fridge.

Ingredient ideas:
* kale, finely chopped
* parsley or herbs, chopped
* chopped nuts
* omit the miso and just use pink Himalayan Salt
* tsp of tahini

Recipe adapted from LunchBoxBunch.com.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Miso Quesadillas

Miso Quesadillas Recipe

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

If you are already enjoying a primarily plant-based diet, we recommend that you continue with this healthy eating pattern. Eliminating chicken and fish while adding in more plant-based proteins sounds like a perfectly healthy plan. We recommended trying our plant-based recipes for a healthy lifestyle diet. Also, be mindful to supplement or seek fortified foods, as needed.

 For one serving (multiply ingredients appropriately for more servings)

  • 2 whole wheat low-fat flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp hummus made with extra garlic
  • 1 teaspoon brown miso
  • 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 small tomato, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Spray a griddle or non-stick fry pan with a little cooking spray.
  2. Spread the hummus and miso on one tortilla.
  3. Layer other ingredients on top, with cheese being on top of the pile.
  4. Top with other tortilla.
  5. Brown both sides on the griddle or pan until cheese melts to hold it all together.
  6. Cut into 4 pieces.

Serve with some salsa, fresh fruit, bean salad, and enjoy!

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being.

Recipe source: Diane Dyer

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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