7 Recipes Every Cancer Patient Should Try


6. Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup


This Asian-inspired soup is packed with protein and nutrients as well as the good fats from coconut milk. Serve with either jasmine rice or rice noodles.

Ingredients (serves 4):
1 Tbsp coconut oil or oil or your choice
½ pound of chicken breast, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 cup carrots, diced
½ tsp of roasted chili paste or Thai curry paste
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
Juice and zest of one lime
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 14oz can coconut milk
¼ cup of cilantro, chopped

In a large pan heat the oil and brown the chicken over a medium heat and set to one side. Next, add the carrots, onions, ginger, garlic, and paste and saute until the vegetables are soft. Pour in the fish sauce, coconut milk and stock and simmer for around five minutes. Serve with rice or noodles and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro.

Source: Dana-Farber.org

Did you know that BC patients who receive nutrition education can actually lower cancer recurrence rates?

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  1. Rhonda Fleming says:

    Thank you for posting these recipes. My lil sis was just diagnosed with breast cancer last Friday. We are ready to fight in every way possible.

  2. American Cancer Society; you’ve got to be kidding me!! Pastas and other carbs turn into sugars which feed cancer. Plus, you can load up on meats or fruits either.
    I will continue to look for a reliable source.

    • Elle says:

      it is a misconception that sugar feeds cancer- I am a dietitian and learned that this is a myth while I was doing my oncology rotation at the hospital.

    • Dan Morich says:

      Sugars don’t “feed cancer” – that’s an old wives tale that is spread by bad posts like yours. Please don’t spread false pseudoscience and mislead people, especially the ill who are searching for things to believe.

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