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 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.
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
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 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 Dosa, Nachni 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 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
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 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.
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