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Last Updated : Jul 05,2019

पौष्टिक कैंसर स्नैक्स - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Snacks recipes for Cancer Patients recipes in Hindi)
કેન્સરના દર્દીઓ માટે પૌષ્ટિક નાસ્તાની - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Snacks recipes for Cancer Patients recipes in Gujarati)

Snacks recipes for Cancer Patients

Snacks recipes for Cancer Patients. We all love snacks, and yearn for something new every day. The best recommendation for cancer patients is to have small and frequent meals and thus snacks form a very important part of their daily meals. Of course, we all are well versed with the list of ingredients to stock our pantry with to make delicious snacks. These include whole grains and their flours, dals and sprouts along with all sorts of colourful veggies and fruits…. Recipes are Veg Oats Pancake, Bajra Methi Khakhra and Spinach and Paneer Dip are very easy to create in your own kitchen. 

Vegetable Oats PancakeVegetable Oats Pancake

Let’s peep into using these ingredients to create inexpensive and impressive snacks. The good news is that snacks are not always unhealthy. You just need to learn the art of substitution and cook wisely and deliciously using healthy ingredients available in nature bountifully.

1. Steamed Snacks for Cancer Patients

Steaming, since ages, has been considered a healthier method of cooking. It involves use of less oil thus avoiding any unnecessary extra fat. Remember you need some fat in your diet. Do not go completely oil-free. Fats are needed to lubricate your joints.

Combining various flours and veggies to create healthier snacks should be the main motto here. Just invest in a good steamer and try the famous Gujarati Snack Methi Moong Dal Dhokla – you are sure to love it. On days you want to opt for a South Indian Style steamed snack, reach out for Oats Idli.

Oats Idli
Oats Idli

2. Non-fried Snacks for Cancer Patients

Deep-fried snacks are by far the most famous snacks people reach out for, as they are considered the most palatable by most of us. But deep-frying calls for addition of excess fat, which isn’t really required.

Shared here are tested non-fried versions of famous fried snacks like tikkis, samosas, kebab, vada etc. which are made using more nourishing ingredients and in a healthier way. Try and avoid using only potatoes and cornflour for binding tikkis too. Oats Moong Dal Tikki is a non-fried tikki which has oats as binding agent and cooked to perfection on a non-stick tava. Paneer is another protein rich ingredient which serves the purpose of binding the tikkis. If you love the taste of paneer do try Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki which has a hint of paneer.

Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Oats Moong Dal Tikki 

Learn to add taste by way of fresh herbs and basic spices instead of oodles of oil for frying. Sprouts Tikki, which has chopped coriander and mint for taste, is a classic example to prove this.

Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki RecipeSprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe

Dahi vada can also be non-fried. Surprised? Try it out using an apple mould. Check out the step-by-step recipe of Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada. Want to watch a video of Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada recipe? 

3. Tava Snacks for Cancer Patients

Well, there is more than tikkis and kebabs that can be made on a tava. This section is loaded with a variety of other healthy snacks you can try your hand at. Pancakes, chilas and dosas are the best hot tava snacks you can opt for. These if made on a non-stick tava, do not require too much oil, so they are quite healthy. They are really satisfying too.

Moreover you know that you  need to stock up on more nutrients to fight the attacking cancer cells. So a close look at the ingredients you add to create nourishing snacks is extremely crucial. Stuffed Moong Sprouts DosaNachni Paneer Pancake, High Fiber Chilas, Protein Rich Adai and Sprouts Pancake are some snacks which are sure to suit your requirement. They are so tasty that you will never want any more junk food!

Stuffed Moong Sprouts DosaStuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa

Occasionally use the griller pan to create healthy recipes like Grilled Zucchini and Carrots too. This recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes. Olive oil is the real taste enhancer of this delicacy. Really worth a try at least once. You can then go ahead and try with other crunchy veggies of your choice too. 

4. Dry Snacks for Cancer Patients

Snacks packed in an air-tight dabba are loved by one and all. For cancer patients dry snacks are the best options, especially if they are undergoing chemotherapy and having symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Make batches of Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra, Whole Wheat Masala Khakhra or Palak Jeera Nimki and enjoy them at home. Well, it’s true that making them requires a wee bit of  time. But they are quite handy for you to carry to work as well. These will serve as healthy alternatives to calorie-laden roadside snacks and canteen snacks, which don’t really add on nutrients to fight cancer.

Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra
Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra

5. Healthy Dips for Cancer Patients

If you love dips as small in between snacks, you are sure to love each and every variety of dip shared by us here. They can be made is advance and refrigerated till you feel like enjoying them.

Parsley Yogurt Dip - a protein rich curd based dip, Pumpkin Dip – a vitamin A rich red pumpkin as the major ingredient with a hint of mint and Spinach and Paneer Dip - a calcium rich fare are few recipes we have been chosen specially for you. These include ingredient which offer a variety of nutrients to support cell health.

Parsley Yogurt Spread, Healthy Parsley Yogurt SpreadParsley Yogurt Spread, Healthy Parsley Yogurt Spread

Serve these dips with healthy crackers like Flax Seed Crackers, khakhras like Plain Whole Wheat Khakhras or the best option is to serve them with Vegetable Crudités for an added antioxidant boost.

Enjoy our Snacks recipes for Cancer Patients and other cancer recipe articles below.

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Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
04 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
Cooked Rice Pancake
Recipe# 4681
05 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a great way to convert last night’s leftover rice into a healthy breakfast! Cooked Rice Pancakes are made with a batter of cooked rice bound together with besan. The addition of veggies brings in crunch along with nutrients while green chillies and coriander add a flavourful touch. Serve wit ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Recipe# 32764
08 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Main highlight of this recipe is use of chana dal, masoor dal and mixed sprouts. These are considered to be high in protein, but addition of Paneer improves the quality of the protein. Also use of pulses makes this recipe high in fibre and iron….Serve it immediately with lovely green chutney and se ....
Sprouts Pancakes
Recipe# 31058
15 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful mélange of moong sprouts and veggies, this dish is not just easy to put together but also a real culinary and visual treat! When you are bored of eating plain moong sprouts, turn to this delicacy. Moong sprouts contain a horde of nutrients like
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35079
17 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha
Recipe# 4655
11 Sep 14

by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich poha is an all-time favourite breakfast recipe, especially in Maharashtra. In fact, poha can be had any time – packed in a box, a snack on the move, or a tea-time accompaniment. While you might be familiar with the common
Bajra Methi Khakhras ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22466
08 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Get an instant energy boost with these bajra and methi khakhras, the ideal anytime-snack! when you're feeling peckish or looking for a healthy breakfast option, reach for these crisp and tasty khakhras.
Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2933
16 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your fir ....
Nachni Paneer Pancake
Recipe# 4201
16 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Calcium is a nutrient that is required by people of all age groups, for healthy growth and maintenance of bones and teeth. Here is how you can get a tasty calcium-boost from a surprise ingredient – nachni. A millet that is not consumed frequently by most of us, nachni or ragi is one of the greatest ....
Spinach and Paneer Dip
Recipe# 22291
15 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Light and tasty, the Spinach and Paneer Dip has a perfect medley of textures and flavours. Creamy spinach, crumbly paneer and crunchy onions, delicately flavoured with herbs and lemon juice, this diabetic -friendly dip is quite a treat to the pala ....
Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa
Recipe# 4666
11 Sep 14

by Tarla Dalal
If you love tacos, wraps and just veggie-loaded snacks, you will love this stuffed dosa too! The Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa is a filling breakfast that provides a good wallop of protein (for healthy cells), calcium (for healthy bones) and iron (for haemoglobin). It is also an innovative and tasty wa ....
Alfalfa Sprouts Open Sandwich ( Vitamin A and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35069
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Arabs call alfalfa sprouts ‘the father of all foods’! Sprouts are fortified with good amounts of nutrients making it a super healthy food. This Alfalfa Sprouts Open Sandwich recipe is loaded with peppers, olives, tomato and cheese, all of which m ....
Pumpkin Dip
Recipe# 41574
15 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
What a veggie this red pumpkin is! It seems to steal everybody’s heart with its unique texture, pleasant colour and mellow taste. This dashing dip boosts the flavour of red pumpkin with mint for a herby touch and green chillies for a bit of spice. Garlic and cumin seeds powder add to the pungenc ....
Green Peas Pancake (  Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 39891
14 Mar 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Green Pea Pancakes have an inviting colour and tempting flavour, which make them hard to refuse. What is more, this nutritious snack is rich in high folic acid and fibre, and can be reinforced with more nutrients by adding veggies of your choice to the batter. You are sure to love this innovative al ....
Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra
Recipe# 41018
09 Feb 19

by Tarla Dalal
Khakhras are a handy jar snack. They give wonderful company to a cup of hot tea , silence your tummy whenever a sudden hunger pang strikes, and can be carried around in your handbag to snack on, anytime you are peckish. These c ....
Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe )
Recipe# 2934
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe
Recipe# 33240
12 Mar 09

by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack , comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 33274
16 May 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla, are generally healthy, no doubt, but this is an even more nutritious version, as the dal is used with the skin and a leafy vegetable is also added. Besan is added to bind the ingredients. Moong dal is rich in proteins, folic acid etc. , making this a nutri-scrumptious d ....
Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40347
01 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Imagine packing a nice, satiating dip in your kids’ snack box. Along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks, it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it ....
Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip ( Healthy Snack)
Recipe# 39907
11 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas, raita, etc., here we present a very inno ....
Parsley Yoghurt Dip
Recipe# 5553
17 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Low fat yoghurt and spring onions team up with parsley to make this no fat dip which can be best relished with vegetable crudités or soya sesame khakra. "allicin" from garlic and vitamin a and e from parsley together contribute to maintain the cholesterol levels in the blood, thus making this dip a ....
Palak Jeera Nimki
Recipe# 42541
19 Aug 19

 by Tarla Dalal
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A non-fried version of the famous Bengali snack, you will love to bite into this Palak Jeera Nimki at tea-time! While the traditional version is usually made of refined flour (maida), which is ....
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