Preparing the perfect holiday meal can be an overwhelming task, even for the most seasoned of chefs. But what happens when one of your guests is undergoing cancer treatments?
While going through radiation and chemotherapy, some cancer patients may experience a loss of appetite and change in tastes. Old favorites may become unappetizing, and some foods may be difficult to eat. By reworking and rethinking your menu, you’ll provide a crowd pleasing, patient-approved feast without compromising holiday tradition.
Swap out the starchy tradition for this sweeter spud! This lower calorie option provides a great source of fiber and protein and is full of cancer-fighting properties.
Creamed Sweet Potatoes
Per serving: 150 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 4 grams fiber, 3 grams protein.
- 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 Tbsp butter, softened
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Steam sweet potatoes for 20-25 minutes until fork-tender.
- Place into a food processor and pulse with remaining ingredients until creamy.