St. Patty’s Day Vegan Potato Kale Balls For A Breast Cancer Diet

St. Patty's Day Potato Kale Balls For Breast Cancer DietBy: Dawn Bradford-Lange, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Here is a delicious St. Patty’s Day recipe that you can make for a family member who is undergoing cancer treatments. This recipe includes superfood kale. The benefits of kale include antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K, as well as a good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Recipes including kale can also provide a rich source of organosulfur compounds, which have been shown to reduce the risk of many cancers. The cancer-protective compounds in kale have thus been the subject of intense research, particularly their role in blocking the growth of cancer cells and inducing cancer cell death (apoptosis).  When possible use organic ingredients.

To save time, you can also form these into larger patties and pan-fry in a non-stick skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (you can peel if you want, but I didn’t)
  • 6 ounces kale
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons almond or hemp milk
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1/2-inch), put them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, remove the center stalk from the kale and slice the leaves into strips. When the potatoes are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the kale into the potato water and cook for 6 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and pulse to chop fine.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 F. Mash the potatoes and add the kale and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Using a well-rounded tablespoon, form into balls about 1 inch across. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or, preferably, a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully turn over and bake fore 20 minutes more, until lightly browned.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s) | Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Makes about 30 puffs or 6 servings. Per serving: 128 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 733mg Sodium; 3g Fiber. Weight Watchers: 2 Points.

Recipe Source: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Similar Recipe:  Vegan Potato Spinach Balls

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.

Yummy Kale Side Dish For A Breast Cancer Diet

Yummy Kale Side Dish For A Cancer DietRecipe By: Dr. Don Ross.

A marvelous recipe that includes the superfood kale, antioxidant filled green apples and detoxifying apple cider vinegar, all fabulous ingredients to fight cancer. This kale side dish served with black beans and corn bread is an excellent meal for any healthy (cancer) diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Head Kale (inner ribs discarded, leaves coarsely chopped )
  • 1 Green Apple (1/2 inch slices)
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

Directions:

  1. In a large soup pot add 2 cups alkaline water, bring to boil.
  2. Add the kale in large handfuls, letting it wilt slightly before adding more.
  3. Cover and cook over moderate heat until the kale is tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Add sliced green apples, vinegar and nutmeg, cover and simmer for 15 more minute.
  5. Serve.

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.

Vegetable Kale Soup Recipe For A Healthy Breast Cancer Diet

Vegetable Kale Soup Recipe For Breast Cancer
By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around and one way to be sure to enjoy the maximum nutrition and flavor from kale is to try Vegetable Kale Soup. This soup recipe is beneficial for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium-sized onion
3-4 cloves garlic, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cups kale, roughly chopped
10 grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
3 cups water
Fresh ginger (optional)

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Directions:
In soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add celery, garlic and onion to the pot and cook until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and add the sweet potatoes, kale, tomatoes, vegetable broth and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Serve into bowls and (optional: grate fresh ginger on top) enjoy.

Note: For an oil free breast cancer diet omit sauteing vegetables in olive oil and add directly to vegetable base.

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.

Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup Recipe For A Healthy Lifestyle Diet

Kale & Quinoa Minestrone Soup RecipeBy Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Try this delicious way to combine super-nutritious quinoa and kale and something radical for your taste buds.  We like this recipe mostly because we like anything that has cancer-fighting nutrients. Plus quinoa is, like, really good for you.  The findings of a scientific study in 2011 states that: “Quinoa, a plant native to South America, has become a popular food staple due to its high nutritional content. The edible seeds of the quinoa plant are rich in protein, unsaturated fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Quinoa also contains beneficial polyphenols that help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer” (Gómez-Caravaca, 2011).  So lets load up on some of those beneficial polyphenols!  itʼs easy! Here is a recipe idea to get started:

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: About 6 – 8 servings

Ingredients

1 large yellow onion, diced (2 cups)

3 medium carrots, diced (1 1/2 cups)

2 stalks celery, diced (1 cup)

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cups diced, fresh zucchini (from about 2 small)

2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch segments

1 red bell pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (32 oz) carton unsalted vegetable broth

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

3 cups water

3 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1tsp dried rosemary, crushed

3/4 tsp dried thyme

3/4 cup dry quinoa

1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed (aka garbanzo beans)

2 (heaping) cups chopped fresh kale, thick ribs removed

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add diced onion, carrots and celery and saute about 5 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add in zucchini, green beans, red bell pepper and saute 2 minutes, then add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
  4. Add in vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, water, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and allow soup to gently boil, uncovered for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add in dry quinoa then cover and cook 15 – 20 minutes longer.
  6. Add cannellini beans, chick peas, kale and lemon juice and cook, uncovered, until kale has wilted, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm

 

Dawn Breast Cancer

About 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.

Kale For Cancer Protection

Organic KaleBy Diana Ross, ERYT500, CYT Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga
KALE is the “New Beef”, “Queen of Greens”  “Food Powerhouse”

Organic Kale can do wonders for your health and is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. It is super-nutritious and provides significant health benefits; the most important one is cancer protection and lowered cholesterol. A leafy green plant, kale comes in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties.
Why is Kale such a nutritional Powerhouse and a “oh so” necessary vegetable? It is easy.

  1. One cup of raw chopped contains: Antioxidants (carotenoids & flavonoids)
  2. Kale is low in calories. Approximately 33 calories for 1 cup.
  3. Kale has more iron than beef. We need iron for proper cell growth and good health.
  4. Kale helps protect our bodies from various cancers. This includes normal bone growth.
  5. Kale is perfect as an anti-inflammatory. This includes Omega-3 fatty acids which fight against crippling arthritis, debilitating asthma and chronic autoimmune disorders.
  6. Kale supports a strong cardiovascular system.
  7. Kale will assist in lowering cholesterol.
  8. Kale is a great food for detoxification.
  9. High in fiber and sulfur helps the body’s liver run efficiently.
  10.  Kale is high in the following vitamins and minerals:
  • Vitamin A             * Minerals – copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus
  • Vitamin C             * Lutein & Zeaxanthin compounds
  • Vitamin K
  • Iron

Organic Kale Salad For Cancer ProtectionNow for the best news for those of you who don’t enjoy a good kale salad; you can blend it in your NutriBullet with Spinach or Swiss Chard and make a green smoothie; you will never know. Add some fruit, nuts and seeds and you will add more nutrition and feel like a million bucks. That is what I do everyday before yoga. And hey, guess what I am losing weight and gaining energy.

Another delicious way to have kale is making sesame seed chips or using it in a wrap with avocado.  I getting hungry just describing these choices.  Kale salad and some secret sauce with other powerhouse veggies and life will get better because you will feel lighter and better.

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Diana RossDiana Ross, E-RYT 500 founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is a restorative yoga teacher; and a survivor that cares about making a difference in your recovery process. Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products were designed to support you emotionally and physically. 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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