Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): What to Eat?

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If you are taking care of your kids or family who survived acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Weight gain with full-respect nutrition is the priority after healing.  Here we help you to sort out the specific and healthy eating tips.  In general, we should follow three main points listed below:
  • A regular eating pattern (i.e. 3 meals per day with snacks in between if you are still hungry)
  • Healthy snacks across the day between meals.
  • A healthy nutritious breakfast is necessary.
Examples of a healthy, balanced breakfast: 1. Wholegrain cereal, milk and a banana 2. Plain porridge with yoghurt and berries 3. Veggie Omelette (1 cup of cooked veggies) and 1 slice of wholegrain toast 4. Smoothie- ¼ cup of oats, 1 cup of milk, 1 banana, pinch of cinnamon Examples of a healthy, balanced lunch: 1. Wholegrain sandwich with tuna and lettuce with avocado spread 2. Chicken and vegetable soup 3. Vegetarian rice paper roll with egg/ or tuna 4. Brown rice and 4 bean mix salad Examples of a healthy, balanced dinner: 1. Spaghetti bolognaise with veggies 2. Crispy skin salmon with grilled veggies (e.g. zucchini, capsicum, carrots) 3. Chicken stir fry with brown rice 4. Barbecue beef with beetroot and chickpea salad/ or chicken salad with low fat Caesar dressing Examples of a healthy snacks: − Fruit with low fat yogurt / or 1 piece of fresh fruit − Sliced vegetables and hummus dip/ or low fat cream/cheese dip/ tzatziki (savoury yogurt dip) − 1 glass of low fat milk/ small tub of low fat yogurt − 3-4 wholegrain crackers with low fat cheese − 2 wholegrain crackers with peanut butter and banana − 1 cup of air popped popcorn − 3-4 celery/carrot sticks with hummus − Protein/ bliss balls In a word, the food groups should include:
  • Grain (breads/cereals) foods
  • Vegetables & legumes
  • Fruit
  • Dairy, or dairy alternatives (e.g. soy products)
  • Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and legumes
  • Discretionary foods (i.e. unsaturated spreads/oils)
All those diet should be checked by your doctors before your adding. We really hope this special menu builds up your or your family's health.
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