Easy Tips for Eating Well
Ask your healthcare provider to refer you to a Registered Dietitian (RD), who can help build a custom meal plan that fits your treatment plan and likes/dislikes.
You can also visit the Dana Farber "Eating Well During Cancer" video series and resource toolkit for additional information.
Try to find recipes that require minimal prep or ingredients that you can incorporate already prepped ingredients into easily (ex: pre-chopped veggies).
One-pan meals (e.g., “sheet dinners”) and slow cooker recipes are great for low maintenance meals with very little effort.
Have a plan before you go to the store so you can save money and energy and help you stick to your personalized menu.
Consider buying frozen or canned foods that you can keep until you need them or are too tired to shop.
When you cook, consider making a few extra portions and storing them in your freezer.
Save money by planning meals around the weekly ad for sales and coupons.
Before taking a vitamin/mineral or herbal supplement, talk with your healthcare provider or RD to ensure it won’t interfere with your treatment.
Send friends and family to the supermarket or ask if they can help by cooking a few meals for you.
Take advantage of the online ordering and grocery-delivery services that many grocers offer.
Host a meal-prep party – ask your friends to come over and help make a few meals that you can store in your freezer or eat that week.