Ann Ogden from Cook for your Life, a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients cook for themselves, graciously offered some of her top Super Bowl recipes for cancer patients. Ann’s a two-time cancer survivor herself with a passion for seeing other cancer patients live a full, healthy life despite the side effects cancer can have on your body – and tastebuds!
For many people, food is the most important aspect to any Super Bowl party. But for some cancer patients and survivors, it can be difficult to find tasty, nutritious recipes – or recipes that are easy to make! Whichever team you are cheering on, here are some recipes to try out during the big game!
Hummus is a nourishing, delicious snack that’s really quick and easy to make. It takes a mix of cooked or canned chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste) that’s packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Check out the recipe for ideas on what to serve with it – and tips for those on chemotherapy.
Pico de Gallo
This Pico de Gallo is a refreshing, easy-to-make salsa — you’ll never use store-bought again! Plus, you have complete control over the spiciness and its low-calorie!
Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips
Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips are the perfect chips for Super Bowl party dips! Whole wheat tortilla chips are available in some supermarkets, but they are often fried and heavily salted. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and it allows you to control the flavoring.
Avocado & Tahini Dip
Baked Turkey Meatballs
Meatballs do no wrong at Super Bowl parties, and these Baked Turkey Meatballs are great! They’re yummy in pasta and hero sandwiches, or simply delicious eaten off a toothpick as an appetizer or snack. In these baked turkey meatballs the herbs and caramelized veggies add so much flavor you won’t miss the beef one bit!
Cheesy Kale Chips
Kale chips are a great way to sneak some of the benefits of leafy greens into diets of those who normally won’t touch them. Even kale haters love our Cheesy Kale Chips. No kidding! If you’ve never had kale chips before, you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make and how crunchy they get!
More Nutrition Tips and Recipes
For more recipe ideas for your Super Bowl parties, check out the entire Cook For Your Life recipe database! If you’re looking for nutrition advice and tips, check out the following resources:
- Nutrition Consults for Cancer Survivors
- Managing Side Effects with Nutrition
- Diet & Nutrition Resources
- Q&A with Ann Ogden from Cook For Your Life
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