Certain cancer surgeries and chemo drugs can wreak havoc with patients’ GI systems causing nausea and queasiness. In these situations your medical team may encourage you to eat a diet of plain cooked foods, low in fat and low in fiber or, if things are really bad, the BRAT diet, an acronym for Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast. The toast and the rice should be white, and the apples peeled and cooked. Plain cooked foods are extremely easy to digest and about as basic as you can get. Although eating this kind of diet is not easy, it’s not the end of the world either. Plain food doesn’t have to be dull. There are still very tasty things you can do within its limits. Homemade applesauce is delicious, and all the rice soups here are also really good too. Easy to eat, easy to digest and really good tasting. Even the humble banana can be transformed into into an iced treat or a soothing slushie. Mealy potatoes like russets are a good addition too, peeled and simply mashed or cooked into risotto or soup. Plain cooked poached chicken with vegetables is deliciously perfect for this way of eating. This menu gives you a lot of good options, and we hope it will make eating easier to navigate and enjoy.