New Series Provides Summer Snack Recipes for Patients with Cancer

These weekly recipes, created by oncology dieticians from the John Theurer Cancer Center, offer benefits to those living with cancer and going through treatment.

This summer, CURE is pleased to bring you a new social media series: Summer Snacktime!

We’ve partnered with oncology dieticians from the John Theurer Cancer Center to bring you recipes for snacks that are healthy, easy to make, and offer benefits for those going through cancer and its treatments. Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing a new recipe every Wednesday here on and on all of our social channels.

This week, we’re kicking off the series with a red, white and blue snack that’s sure to please everyone: Patriot Yogurt Pops!

Because they’re made with Greek yogurt, each pop contains between 7 to 10 grams of protein, which makes them a filling summertime treat. And thanks to their cool, creamy texture, they can help to soothe mouth sores associated with chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Patriot Yogurt Pops Recipe

Give them a try at your next barbeque — and be sure to share pictures on social media using the hashtag #CURESummerSnacktime!

Yogurt Pop Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • Popsicle molds OR Dixie cups with popsicle sticks

Yogurt Pop Instructions:

  1. Layer the strawberries, yogurt and blueberries in the Popsicle mold.
  2. Freeze until frozen through.
  3. Run pops under hot water to loosen before pulling out.
  4. Enjoy!