Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN aka “The Cancer Dietitian” shows you how to make nutritious recipes in these quick video tutorials.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Pesto Brussels Sprouts
Ice Cream made with Nutrition Supplement Drink
Green Smoothie made with Nutrition Supplement Drink
Chai Tea Smoothie made with Nutrition Supplement Drink
They’re so delicious and so simple! This sweet potato recipe is sure to please adults and kids alike. They’re full of nutrients that help your immune system stay strong, like fiber, carotenoids (anti-oxidants) and potassium. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s so simple. Chop, toss and bake!
Pesto Brussels Sprouts
Try this non-traditional way to prepare Brussels sprouts and you will be surprised by how great it tastes. A great way to introduce them to family and friends who aren’t sure. Also great for picnics and dinner parties. The crucifers give great cancer fighting nutrients that your body will thank you for.
The following is a recipe I had shared on Facebook and then one of my readers, who is also a local survivor and friend, shared it with me again and told me I had to try it! I took it and actually did a fusion between the original (can be found here from Living Well) and another kale recipe called Lemony Kale, Pasta and Pistachio Salad (can be found here from EA Stewart, RD).
Here is my version – and YES – it’s really good!!
- 2 bunches kale
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 large cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pistachios
- red pepper flakes to taste
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
- Strip kale leaves from the stems (discard stems). Wash and dry the leaves. Tear the leaves into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
- Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, pepper and salt in a jar, small bowl or salad dressing container. Pour over kale.
- With clean hands, firmly massage and crush the greens to work in the flavoring.
- Stop when the volume of greens is reduced by about half. The greens should look a little darker and somewhat shiny.
- Taste and adjust seasoning with more lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce and/or pepper, if desired. Add red pepper flakes, to taste.
- Top with pistachios for a crunch! Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. (I didn’t use parmesan with mine.)
Ice Cream Made With Nutrition Supplement Drink
Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN aka “The Cancer Dietitian” shows you how to take a nutrition supplement drink and make it into ice cream! Whether you’re using Ensure, Boost, Carnation Instant Breakfast or milk to add calories to you or a loved one’s diet, this recipe will come in handy! Enjoy!
Green Smoothie with Nutrition Supplement Drink
Lora Landwehrmann, a dietetic intern at Cancer Services, Inc. shares a recipe to make a green smoothie with a nutrition supplement drink (Ensure, Boost or Carnation Instant Breakfast). It’s a great way to help yourself or a loved one to add some extra whole food nutrients to the bottled drink. Not to mention it tastes really great!!
Chai Tea Smoothie Made With Nutrition Supplement Drink
Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN aka “The Cancer Dietitian” talks about ways to make nutrition supplement drinks tasty! Whether you’re using Ensure, Boost, Carnation Instant Breakfast or milk to add calories to you or a loved one’s diet, these tips will come in handy! She also demonstrates a very simple recipe for making a Chai Tea Smoothie with the bottled drink. Enjoy!