Monday, May 23, 2016

2 Simple, Healthy and Yummy Anti-Cancer Recipes

Planning diet for cancer patients should include foods contains with high phytochemicals, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, and other healthful compounds. Those healthful ingredients you can obtain from vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains. Here are some healthy and yummy recipes with those amazing ingredients.

A Very Simple Leafy Green Sauté


Simple Leafy Green Sauté Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pounds of leafy greens including kale, collard greens or chard

  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)

  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

  • Salt to taste


Direction:

  1. Start by chopping the onions and garlic, then set aside. Do you know that let garlic stand for 15 to 20 minutes before processed help to retain the enzymes that good for our body?

  2. Remove all the damaged or very tough parts of the leafy greens with a knife, while keeping the majority of stems still attached. Chop the leaf cores or center portions and stems into bite-sized pieces then set aside.

  3. Next, roll the leaves about 3 at a time to make a tube shape. Cut lengthwise to create thin 1cm ribbons.

  4. Use large skillet to heat the oil over medium heat. Put in onion, garlic, black pepper, also the chopped stems and cores.

  5. Cover the skillet for 3-5 minutes while stirring the ingredients occasionally until the onions turn translucent.

  6. Put in the leaves and sauté again for another 3 to 5 minutes until the stems are tender, the leaves are wilted, and the colors change brighter. Pour a tablespoon of water to the skillet if you think the leaves are getting dry.

  7. Last, add salt to taste the cook.


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Nutrient content: 65 calories, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 25 mg sodium, and 4 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat).

Beet Salad with Peaches and Walnut


Beet Salad with Peaches and Walnut Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium red beets, cooked and sliced in 1/4 inch

  • 2 cups of sliced peaches (without skin)

  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese

  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon minced mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon of minced thyme

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

  1. Arrange sliced beets and tomatoes (in order) on a platter. You can sprinkle some seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Combine shallot, thyme, mint, lemon juice, honey, and oil in a large bowl. Mix and stir them well, then add peach wedges and toss gently to coat.

  3. Spread and arrange well the mixture over beets and tomatoes.

  4. Top salad with walnut and cheese. Put mint and thyme sprigs as garnish.


Nutrient content: 197 calories, 22 g carbohydrate, 11 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 6 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, and 58 mg sodium.

Simple, isn’t it? You can easily cook those healthy recipes, particularly for those following diet for cancer patients.

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