Chicken Soup For Cancer Patients- Comfort Food Diet for Cancer Patients

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Chicken Soup For Diet For Cancer Patients is Comfort Food All Times of the Year

Nutrition is important and nothing is more comforting than a bowl of chicken soup for cancer patients when you aren’t feeling well.  So, I created a hearty chicken and barley soup recipe version of this favorite remedy for my best cancer cookbook.  It is important what you eat and chicken soup is a good diet for cancer patients because it is easy on the stomach.  A hearty version of chicken soup for cancer patients actually became one our  family favorites.   This recipe makes a big pot to have throughout the week making it the perfect comfort food for cancer patients. By using Rotisserie chicken, it really is a time saver soup.

Chicken and Barley Soup Perfect Diet For Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy

When I made this easy Chicken, Barley and Bow Tie Soup recipe from Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Tips to Guide You Through Treatment and Cancer Prevention, everyone in the family, from kids to adults, wanted second servings. This is a family favorite of ours. It is important to me to include recipes that not only feed the cancer patients but the entire family. I made sure to keep the recipe easy for the caregiver to prepare or if you’re feeling better to make it yourself.

Chicken and Barley Soup Eating Well Through Cancer

Makes 10 (1-cup) servings

1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups baby carrots
8 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup pearl barley
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups bow tie pasta (uncooked)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 cups skinless coarsely chopped Rotisserie chicken
Salt and pepper to taste

1.  In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté celery, onion, and carrots, about 5-7 minutes.  Add broth and barley. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook about 20-30 minutes or until barley is done.
2.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.  When soup is done, add basil, chicken and season to taste.  Cook until heated, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories 186, Protein (g) 28, Carbohydrate (g) 28, Fat (g) 2, Calories from Fat (%) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 28, Sodium (mg) 137, Protein (g) 14, Total Sugars 3g Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1.5 lean meat

Terrific Tip: If experiencing taste changes, add extra seasonings as needed to perk up your taste buds. Serve the soup in a mug and if temperature bothers you, serve only warm or room temperature.

Doc’s Notes: This goes great any time post-treatment. Barley is a whole grain and a high fiber substitute for rice or pasta.

Best Cancer Cookbook: Chemotherapy Recipes: Chicken Soup for Cancer Patients Good Diet for Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy

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Whether your making this chicken and barley soup for yourself or a friend, this hearty version is a great choice as the soup is easy to eat and high in protein, giving you energy. If bringing the soup over to a friend, refrigerate and bring in disposable containers so they can enjoy on their time frame.

Chicken Soup is always a great comfort recipe for cancer patients. In this best cancer cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer, the book is divided into chapter of different side effects while undergoing treatment. The first chapter, Day of Chemotherapy, is devoted to recipes that are best tolerated and ease the symptoms while having chemo. At this time, it is important to eat lighter foods that are easy on your stomach and what can be better than chicken soup!


Cancer Cookbook with Focus On Foods For Cancer Patients and Family

Why is this book different? What you eat during cancer treatment can make a difference! When you are going through chemo, this chicken and barley soup will give you good nourishment.  However, as you experience different side effects, you need different food. The Chicken Parmesan recipe will give you strength you need.  Also, important is the caregiver and recipes for caregivers to make. Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Tips to Guide you Through Treatment and Cancer Prevention has helped so many people during a challenging time.

I Use These Inexpensive Containers to Take My Chicken and Barley Soup To Friends
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I found these containers to be great for chicken and barley soup or any soup to take to someone’s home.  As I mentioned, you should always bring your Chicken and Barley soup to friends in disposable containers. I found myself using these containers for so many other things that I keep them in my pantry. They are reusable and dishwasher safe. Taking homemade food to cancer patients is something caregivers can help with by making food and taking it to someone to eat on their time frame.

Of course, I am always giving away food so they are useful to have on hand for soups or whatever recipes you are making.

Chicken Soup An Easy Diabetic Recipe and Good For Diet For Cancer Patients

Not only is this chicken soup for cancer patients but it is a healthy chicken soup recipe.  This Chicken Soup is an easy diabetic recipe and that is the healthiest way to eat making it good for a diet for cancer patients.  Even if you need calories, you want to get nutritious calories into your body.  This is a high fiber soup because barely is a good grain to include in your soup. Nutritious and delicious I guess that’s why chicken soup is the #1 comfort food.

Kitchen Scissors Are A Handy Kitchen Tool!

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I think one of the best kitchen gadgets are kitchen scissors. I use them to cut chicken and everything you can think of. If you don’t have a pair for your kitchen or don’t use what you have, pull them out!

Once you have a pair of kitchen scissors, you will find multiple uses for them.  I promise.  Would you believe I use them from cutting herbs to cutting pizza slices. You can use it to cut your chicken into smaller pieces for this recipe.




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