Eating well is hard. Diet is personal.
The Art of Eating Well
Eating well is hard. I generally recommend eating simple, whole foods for cancer survivors on or completed with treatment. This represents a move from processed, industrial foods to real foods that will eventually rot. Diet is also personal—eat what you like. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t eat the dang kale. Have another leafy green instead. The single most important thing we can do to be healthier is cook. Cooking is an abstract art, not realist. There are no rules so cook and have fun. My tips for the subtle art of eating well are below.
Healthy homemade snacks are best to help reduce our reliance on processed foods that are generally loaded with junk we don't need and stripped of the nutrition value that we do. I realize this isn't always possible for a myriad of reasons. But just one more homemade snack or meal a day is a good thing that we should be proud of and our bodies will thank us for. Many of the following ideas can be made in advance and stored. These are some of my personal favorites.
Healthy Savory Snacks
Healthy Sweet Snacks
Amanda Bontempo, MS RD CSO CDN