Delicious & Healthy Mediterranean Roasted Chickpea Wrap

This simple and delicious Mediterranean inspired roasted chickpea wrap with refreshing tzatziki a cucumber vegan yogurt sauce comes from Susan at LiveLeanEat.com . We at Breast Cancer Yoga made this recipe and give it two thumbs up!

Ingredients
• 1 15 oz can chickpeas 425 g, 1 ½ cup soaked chickpeas if starting from dry, drained and rinsed
• 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
• 1 Tbsp paprika* 7 g
• 1 tsp ground black pepper 3 g
• 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1.5 g
• 1/4 tsp salt 1.5 g
• 4 pita flatbread
• 1 cup tzatziki  (vegan plain yogurt & cucumber sauce)
• 1/4 red onion cut into strips
• 2 lettuce leaves roughly chopped
• 1 tomato sliced

Directions
1. Pat dry chickpeas with paper towel, removing any skins that may come off.
2. Gently toss chickpeas with oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt.
3. Spread chickpeas onto a greased rimmed baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F (200 C) for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned but not hard.
4. Spread some tzatziki onto one side of the pita, then sprinkle in ¼ of the chickpeas and add veggies. Fold in half and enjoy!
Notes
• *If you don’t like spicy foods, half the amount paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Taste a chickpeas before baking and adjust flavors as needed.
• If your pita breads crack when you fold them, cover them with a moist paper towel and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Assemble your sandwich immediately after microwaveing.
• Wanna bring these to lunch? Try them in meal prep-able form!

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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DawnBradford Co-Founder of Breast Cancer YogaAbout 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.

How To Have A High Calorie Healthy Breakfast (Dairy & Sugar Free)

How to have over a 1,000 calories for breakfast and feel great!! Before taking your morning walk or beginning your exercise routine try the following:

Before Exercise Routine:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples

Slice organic fruit and eat.

After Exercise Routine:

  • 1 mango
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk

Blend all organic ingredients together and drink.

It’s just 10 am and I have tons of great energy and a big smile on my face!

Enjoy!

To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy

 

Easy To Make Mini Pumpkin Pies (Dairy & Gluten Free)

Dairy-free Mini Pumpkin Pies are the perfect vegan dessert recipe for a cancer free lifestyle diet. Because it’s so easy to make, it is also a fantastic last minute dessert recipe. This recipe is so easy that you can whip it up right before dinner, and then pull it out of the refrigerator when it’s time for dessert.

Don’t forget always use organic ingredients when possible.

What you need:

For the base:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates
  • 1 spoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water

For the puree:

  • 1.5 cup pumpkin puree
  • 10 spoons maple syrup (pure)

What to do:

  1. Blend the base ingredients in a strong blender. It’s good to first add the water to the blender and on top of it all the rest.
  2. Blend the pumpkin puree with the maple syrup in a small bowl.
  3. Lay the base in a cupcake liners and add the pumpkin puree on top.

Enjoy!

To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy

Sugar & Dairy Free Mango Strawberry Tart

Mango Tart For A Breast Cancer DietTwo thumbs up for this sugar-free and dairy-free mango strawberry tart. This tropical delight can be enjoyed by breast cancer patients and family members. Remember always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

For the crust

  • ⅓ cup (26g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cups (126g) almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) maple syrup (optional)
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan salt

For the filling

  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight*
  • 1-3 tablespoons maple syrup (Stivia or dates can be used)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe mangos

Mango Tart Organic IngredientsDirections

For the crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a food processor, pulse together almond flour, salt and shredded coconut until finely ground.
  2. Melt together coconut oil and maple syrup and add to almond flour and coconut mixture. Pulse until coarse crumbs form (dough should clump together when squeezed with fingers).
  3. Transfer dough to a greased 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom (I used two 5in glass pie pan. Using a measuring cup or your fingers, evenly press dough in bottom and up sides of pan.
  4. Bake in center of oven until golden and firm, about 12-16 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, at least 1 hour.

For the filling

  1. Remove can of coconut milk from the refrigerator and flip it upside down (this will cause all the liquid to be at the top).
  2. Open the can, and pour the coconut water into a separate bowl (you can save this for smoothies!).
  3. You will be left with the coconut cream in the bottom of the can. Scoop this out and transfer to another large bowl. With a hand mixer or whisk, whip the coconut cream until fluffy. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and whip again until combined. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble the tart.

To prepare the mango

  1. Peel the mangos with a vegetable peeler or a knife. Hold the mango upright on the counter with your fingertips. Position your knife to one side of the center stem and slice straight down, cutting as closely as possible to the seed. Turn the mango and slice off the other “cheek.” You will have two big pieces of mango and the flat seed.
  2. Slice the mango cheeks lengthwise into very thin strips.

To assemble

  1. Remove the whipped coconut cream from the fridge. Spread it in an even layer over the completely cooled crust.
  2. Starting with the longest strips of mango, place the slices around the edge of the tart. Repeat, working your way in, slightly overlapping the rows. When you reach the center of the tart, roll one mango slice into a curl and place in the center. Keep refrigerated until serving, and enjoy!

This absolutely delicious tart recipe was adapted from Bakerita.com

Notes
*For a great description of how to pick the right coconut milk and how to whip it properly, check out this tutorial at Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/08/30/coconut-whipped-cream-a-step-by-step-photo-tutorial/

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.

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.

Recipe adapted from PowerHungry.com,

Quick Guide To Proper Cancer Nutrition

Guide To Proper Nutrition For Cancer Treament Side EffectsFor cancer patients undergoing treatment, nutritional problems are an inevitable consequence. Even with strict dietary procedures carried out to achieve proper cancer nutrition, some problems persist. The aggressive chemotherapeutic indications are often too strong for the digestive system to offset.

Proper nutrition during your cancer treatment can boost your immune system and help your body fight the disease. Outlined below are the symptoms that a typical cancer patient has to face, followed by nutritional recommendations to battle each problem:

Cancer nutrition: Low protein and calorie intake

As a cancer patient, you may feel that you have no appetite. The disease itself eats up all your nutritional reserves. Hence, you need to have plenty of proteins and calories to stay energized and strong and to ward off infections. Also, studies have suggested that keeping yourself nourished will increase your chances of recovering from the disease because your body is better equipped to handle all the medications given to you.

Specifically, the following are high-calorie and high-protein foods that you should include in your diet:

  • Avocado and beans
  • Seeds, nuts, and dried fruit
  • Olives and canola oil

Moreover, it is important to cut back on low-calorie drinks and opt for:

  • Smoothie Shakes
  • High-protein drink supplements
  • Fruit juices.

However, you should limit the amount of milk you drink because the medications may make you lactose intolerant, causing gas, bloating, diarrhea, and cramping.

Nausea and Vomiting

These symptoms are usually the adverse effects of chemotherapy. To decrease the sensation of nausea and to prevent it from occurring, it is wise to:

  • Drink at least ten glasses of water a day, since dehydration makes you feel nauseous.
  • Add lemon extract to warm water and drink this twice a day to get rid of vomiting sensations.
  • Try taking encapsulated ginger, ginger candy or fresh ginger to counter nausea.
  • Eat small frequent meals every few hours, whether or not you are hungry.
Mouth Sores

It is another common side effect that you may get from cancer treatments, especially when taking oral medications. To alleviate the discomfort associated with mouth sores, it is advisable to:

  • Avoid salty, spicy and acidic foods because these will aggravate your oral pain.
  • Try to eat more soft and blended food like pudding, milk, porridge, custard rice and soups.
Loss of Appetite (Anorexia) and Depression

It is normal to have an altered preference for food due to cancer treatment medications. You may also feel weak and tired most of the day. To combat these problems, you may try to:

  • Exercise lightly through swimming, yoga, cycling and brisk walking.
  • Eat with friends and family, and improve the mood of your surroundings with music, good food and plenty of light.
  • Cancer may be a very difficult illness to deal with, but by following these practical dietary tips, proper nutrition can be achieved. In the long run, even the adverse effects of chemotherapy can be countered.
Vanquish Constipation and Drive-away Diarrhea:

Constipation and diarrhea are another discomforting side effects of cancer treatment that can overcome with proper nutrition.

Patients with constipation should:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat high fiber food like beans, lentils, vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Dried fruit

Similarly, patients with diarrhea should:

  • Eat bland foods like banana, rice, and apples
  • Drink lots of water and other liquids to stay hydrated
Modified Diets:

The proper diet plan is the ultimate reply to chemotherapy complications that worsen due to improper diet and side effects of cancer treatments. Here is a summary of what should be followed by a properly modified diet in cancer treatment:

  • Clear liquids: It may include, fruit juices, gelatin, broth, fruit ice coffee, tea, and popsicles. It is normally recommended for bowel rest with diarrhea and vomiting
  • Full Liquids: It clearly includes plenty of water, milk, ice creams, yogurt, milk shakes, cereal, creamed soups, commercial supplements, custard, pudding and commercial supplements. It is a progression from clear liquids. It is a recommended diet plan for those who have difficulty eating or their esophagus is narrow or suffering with mouth pain.
  • Soft/ Low Fibre Diet: As the name suggests it avoids raw veggies, fruits and foods with skins, seeds, and nuts, etc. It includes white potatoes and fruit juices. It is meant for all those patients with mild to severe bowel obstruction.
  • Low Lactose: Lactose is a naturally occurring milk sugar. It is indicated in patients experiencing bloating, lactose intolerance or diarrhea after eating any food containing lactose or following cancer treatment.

Cancer patients should take at least five meals of fruits and vegetables a day. It may include dark leafy greens and also berries. Eat whole grains foods that involve high fiber bread and cereals, brown rice, barley, oats, etc. And avoid refined foods like muffins, donuts, white bread or all those food high in sugar content as we know that cancer cells feed on sugar.

Limit red and processed meat. Stick to poultry, fish, and tofu. Food other than supplements are the best sources of minerals and vitamins. As there is no fine proof that they give same anti-cancer benefit as the fruits and vegetables.

Conclusion:

To maintain a proper healthy diet is a very important step towards healthy living in a cancer treatment. The guide mentioned in this article would help the cancer patients towards a livelihood. In a nutshell, stay hydrated and eat nutritious food. Avoid processed foods and supplements.

References:

  1.  Nutrition for cancer survivors
  2. Modified Diets of cancer patients undergoing treatment
  3. Nutrition for people with cancer
  4. Eating well during cancer treatment
  5. Combating the Side Effects of Cancer with Proper Nutrition

Featured Photo Source: LiveStrong.Com

Dr. Adem GunesDr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.

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