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Learn how to prepare nutritious, delicious, and easy to swallow recipes that cancer patients and anyone can enjoy during summer time.

Mouth sores, ulcers and overall pain in the mouth and throat area are unpleasant side-effects of some radiation and chemo treatments. The discomfort can not only make getting enough nutrition difficult, it can also cause foods to taste strange. It’s extremely important to eat to maintain strength for healing, so here are some tips and recipes to help you or a loved one get enough calories during treatment

Strawberry Compote Smoothie


  • ½ recipe Microwave Strawberry Compote(recipe follows)
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cooked Oatmeal
  • Milk, as needed
  • A few ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste for sweetness and adjust milk for consistency. Enjoy!

Microwave Strawberry Compote

  • 2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled or 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or 2 teaspoon organic brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water

Place the strawberries in a microwave-safe ceramic or Pyrex bowl and sprinkle with the sugar and water. Cover with a ceramic plate and cook at high power for 2 minutes.  Remove from the microwave and uncover carefully, as there will be steam. Stir the fruit to mix. Cover with the plate again and return to the microwave. Cook at high power for 1 minute more, then leave it covered in the oven to steam for 5 to 10 minutes. That’s it!


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